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 the co-authors, Anthony Romero, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union, and Dina Temple-Raston.
In a new book, In Defense of Our America, the executive director of the ACLU, Anthony Romero, and journalist Dina Temple-Raston claim that the legal protections set forth in the Bill of Rights are eroding in the age of terror. Against the backdrop of post-9/11 America, the authors go behind the scenes of some of the most important civil liberties cases in recent years. From the story of the “American Taliban” to the battle against the National Security Agency’s warrantless spying program, Romero and Temple-Raston track a roster of legal battles concerning the rights of individuals suspected of terrorism. The authors also discuss civil liberties skirmishes beyond the war on terrorism, such as a modern-day Scopes trial in Dover, Pennsylvania. Join us for a discussion about the proper role of government in a free society.