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.
In Bootleggers & Baptists: How Economic Forces and Moral Persuasion Interact to Shape Regulatory Politics, economists Bruce Yandle and Adam Smith explain how money and morality are often combined in politics to produce arbitrary regulations benefiting cronies, while constraining productive economic activities by the general public.
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.