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.
Armed with a computer model in 1935, one could probably have written the exact same story on California drought as appears today in the Washington Post some 80 years ago, prompted by the very similar outlier temperatures of 1934 and 2014.
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: CC Goldwater, Granddaughter of Barry Goldwater; Producer, Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater; Editor, The Conscience of a Conservative (Princeton University Press edition, 2007). Lee Edwards, Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, Heritage Foundation; Press Secretary, Goldwater for President; Author, Goldwater: The Man Who Made a Revolution. Franklin Foer, Editor, The New Republic. Edward H. Crane, President, Cato Institute; Precinct Captain, Berkeley, Calif., Goldwater for President.
Barry Goldwater was the first political leader of modern conservatism and the father of the modern Republican Party. Once derided as a relic of the 18th century or worse, today his legacy is claimed by conservatives, libertarians, and even liberals. Who was the real Barry Goldwater? What did he stand for? What is his legacy? Please join us for clips from his granddaughter’s HBO film, coming out in July on DVD, the release of a new Princeton University Press edition of The Conscience of a Conservative, and some vigorous discussion.