Co-founder and former President of the Cato Institute

Reference

Ed Crane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Edward Harrison Crane (born 15 August 1944) is a co-founder of the Cato Institute and served as its President until 1 October 2012. In the 1970s, he was one of the most active leaders of the Libertarian Party. He was the Party's national chairman from 1974 to 1977, worked on John Hospers's Presidential bid and managed Ed Clark's 1978 campaign to be Governor of California. In 1980, Crane served as Communications Director to the Libertarian Party presidential ticket of Clark and Vice Presidential candidate David Koch. ..."

Born

15 Aug 1944, Edward H. Crane III, in Los Angeles, California

Biography

Edward H. Crane: Cato Institute
"Ed Crane is the founder and president emeritus of the Cato Institute. Under his leadership, the Cato Institute grew to become one of the nation's most prominent public policy research organizations. He stepped down as President and CEO in October 2012. Crane has been a pioneer in framing the political debate as one, not between liberal and conservative, but rather between civil society (the voluntary sector) and political society (government power)."

Associations

Founder and President, Cato Institute
Member, Mont Pelerin Society

Articles

Power Profile: Ed Crane, by Patty Reinert, The Examiner, 30 Jan 2008
Related Topics: Cato Institute, Libertarian Party
Biographical profile of Ed Crane, including his views on the 2008 U.S. presidential candidates
"Ed Crane doesn't really like politicians, nor, for that matter, people who do. So it's not surprising that the president of the libertarian Cato Institute is brimming with caustic opinions about the presidential race. ... his No. 1 issue, he said, is making sure America develops 'humility' in foreign affairs and stops thinking it can just barge in and 'spread democracy.'"

Writings

Clark For President - A Report on the 1980 Libertarian Presidential Campaign, by Edward H. Crane III (Communications Director), Dec 1980
Related Topic: Ed Clark
with Chris Hocker (National Coordinator)
"The Clark Master Plan identified ... corollary goals ...: 'Attain a balance-of-power position in the 1980 Presidential Election; that is, garner more votes than are likely to decide the election.' The level of success in reaching this goal is again one of degree. Clark came nowhere near attaining the balance of power in the national popular vote, of course. ... it could be described as 'a' balance of power position, but not 'the' balance of power position."

Books Authored

Speaking Freely: The Public Interest in Unfettered Speech
    by John Corry, Doug Bandow, Edward H. Crane III (Introduction), 1995
Related Topic: Freedom of Speech
Covers freedom of speech issues in TV violence, indecency, children's TV, commercial speech and the now superseded Fairness Doctrine