For you conservatives and libertarians out there, Cato Unbound is having a symposium of essays on the topic “Is Limited Government Possible.”
Here’s a link to the issue: http://www.cato-unbound.org/issues/is-limited-government-possible
Here’s a description:
If we are going to have a government at all, is there any way to keep it limited to a few basic tasks, or must we reconcile ourselves to an out-of-control leviathan? Can well-designed constitutions keep government reined in, or is any set of limiting rules bound to be undermined over time? Suppose we canï¿½??t realistically expect a classical liberal limited government. It remains that existing liberal democracies are not unlimited. Arenï¿½??t there better and worse ways for big government to be big? Do classical liberals and libertarians have anything constructive to say about this? Or should they rather devote themselves entirely to railing against the illegitimate status quo?