Featuring Matthew Feeney, Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; Marc Scribner, Research Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute; and Dean Baker, Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research; moderated by Brink Lindsey, Vice President for Research, Cato Institute.
Obesity remains a serious health problem and it is no secret that many people want to lose weight. Behavioral economists typically argue that “nudges” help individuals with various decisionmaking flaws to live longer, healthier, and better lives. In an article in the new issue of Regulation, Michael L. Marlow discusses how nudging by government differs from nudging by markets, and explains why market nudging is the more promising avenue for helping citizens to lose weight.
Two long wars, chronic deficits, the financial crisis, the costly drug war, the growth of executive power under Presidents Bush and Obama, and the revelations about NSA abuses, have given rise to a growing libertarian movement in our country – with a greater focus on individual liberty and less government power. David Boaz’s newly released The Libertarian Mind is a comprehensive guide to the history, philosophy, and growth of the libertarian movement, with incisive analyses of today’s most pressing issues and policies.
Featuring the co-author Jeffrey Herbst, President, Colgate University; with comments by Todd Moss, Vice President, Center for Global Development, and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, State Department; moderated by Marian L. Tupy, Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.
If Africa’s first liberation was from colonialism, and its second from the tyranny of many of its liberators, the third must concentrate on economic development. Africa has to overcome its racial, tribal, and religious divisions and offer Africans the opportunity to set their own agendas. To achieve economic development, African governments must embrace a “growth ideology.” Many African governments have to drop their animus to capitalism and create a welcoming environment for domestic and foreign capital. Please join our panel for a discussion about the future prospects for growth on the African continent.