Featuring the author Thomas E. Hall, Professor of Economics, Miami University of Ohio; with comments by Jason Kuznicki, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; and Patrick McLaughlin, Mercatus Center, George Mason University; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.
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 Malou Innocent, Foreign Policy Analyst, Cato Institute and Ted Galen Carpenter, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
Afghanistan and Pakistan are inextricably linked by a spreading Islamic insurgency. Ambushes, daring militant offensives, and targeted assassinations have risen sharply in Afghanistan, while suicide attacks and “Talibanization” are sweeping through Pakistan’s settled areas at an alarming rate. Can the U.S. win a decisive victory in the Afghanistan-Pakistan theater? Is there a viable exit strategy? Please join Cato scholars Malou Innocent, who recently spent several weeks in Pakistan assessing the region’s deteriorating condition, and Ted Galen Carpenter to discuss Afghanistan’s meltdown, Pakistan’s worsening situation, and the future of U.S. policy in this turbulent and critical region.