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 Roy Ramthun, Senior Advisor for Health Initiatives, U.S. Department of Treasury; Robert B. Helms, Director of Health Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute; Greg Scandlen, Director, Center for Consumer Driven Health Care, Galen Institute; and Michael Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute
Cover the Uninsured Week begins Monday, May 2. Even though health savings accounts (HSAs) have only been available for a little more than a year, data already show that they are making health insurance accessible for those who previously could not afford coverage. But despite this success, HSAs remain restrictive and out of reach for millions of Americans. Can making HSAs more flexible cover even more of the uninsured? Join us for a discussion of how HSAs are affecting America’s health care sector and how they can be made even more flexible and affordable.