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 James A. Dorn, Cato Institute and Daniel J. Ikenson, Cato Institute.
The U.S.-China economic relationship has been enormously beneficial to workers, producers, consumers, and investors in both countries. Yet the relationship has its share of skeptics. One rationale for U.S. economic engagement with China was that it would facilitate economic liberalization, which should promote political reform and improve China’s human rights record.
Does the United States need to reexamine that premise? Is China’s rise a threat to U.S. “economic sovereignty,” as some critics contend? Should the United States penalize China for “currency manipulation”? Is China’s sovereign wealth fund a threat to U.S. national security? Please join Cato scholars Daniel Ikenson and James Dorn for a discussion of these and other issues affecting U.S.-China economic relations.