Featuring the author Philip Klein, Commentary Editor, Washington Examiner; with comments by Avik Roy, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institution; Jeffrey H. Anderson, Executive Director, The 2017 Project; and Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, 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 Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE), introduced by Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
Senator Chuck Hagel has been one of the most consistent and outspoken critics of the Bush administration’s policies in Iraq. As a combat veteran, a foreign policy expert, and a leader who has visited Iraq five times, Senator Hagel is one of the most respected voices on foreign policy in Congress. Please join us for a Capitol Hill briefing as the senator shares his thoughts on the war in Iraq and discusses ways that America can change course and help improve stability in the Middle East.