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 Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute; Todd Gaziano, Director, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, Heritage Foundation; Jonathan Turley, Professor of Law, George Washington University School of Law; and John Yoo, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley, Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute.
As the battle for the nation’s courts intensifies, so too does the battle against the courts. In recent weeks we have heard members of Congress and the public alike condemning the courts, calling for court-stripping legislation, and even urging that judges be impeached when they hand down unpopular decisions. Please join us for a sober discussion about the role of the courts under our Constitution.