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 Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, Regina Herzlinger, Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration Chair, Harvard Business School, and Hugh Waters, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
While many sing the praises of national health care in other countries, a closer look shows that nearly every system is struggling with problems of rising cost and lack of access to care. Still, as the United States looks to reform its health care system, are there lessons that we can learn from other countries? What do national health care systems do well? What are their problems? Please join our panelists to examine how the United States can learn from other countries’ health care experiences and avoid their mistakes.