In Bootleggers & Baptists: How Economic Forces and Moral Persuasion Interact to Shape Regulatory Politics, economists Bruce Yandle and Adam Smith explain how money and morality are often combined in politics to produce arbitrary regulations benefiting cronies, while constraining productive economic activities by the general public.
Featuring James Grant, Founder and Editor, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer; Axel Leijonhufvud, Professor of Economics (Emeritus), UCLA; Patrick Byrne, CEO and Chairman, Overstock.com; Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media; Judy Shelton, Co-Director, Sound Money Project, Atlas Economic Research Foundation; John Allison, President and CEO, Cato Institute, and retired Chairman and CEO, BB&T; and more.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
9:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.