Featuring the author Philip Klein, Commentary Editor, Washington Examiner; with comments by Avik Roy, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institution; Jeffrey H. Anderson, Executive Director, The 2017 Project; and Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, 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 author, Lanny Ebenstein, with comments by Jerry Z. Muller, Professor of History, Catholic University, Author, Adam Smith in His Time and Ours.
F. A. Hayek was born in Vienna on May 8, 1899. The New Yorker wrote recently, “It is hardly an exaggeration to refer to the twentieth century as the Hayek century.” Former Yale University president Benno Schmidt says, “Hayek has become a pivotal figure for me – his thought in fact dominates economic and public policy thinking in the United States today.” While that may be, alas, an exaggeration, Hayek is certainly one of the greatest thinkers of modern times. And now he has the full-length biography he deserves. Please join us to hear Alan Ebenstein, coauthor of Great Political Thinkers: Plato to the Present and Today’s Isms: Socialism, Capitalism, Fascism, Communism, and Libertarianism, and Jerry Z. Muller discuss Hayek’s life and work on his 102nd birthday.