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 Dan Griswold, Director of the Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Jim Harper,
Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Renz,
Government Affairs Manager, Cato Institute.
Once immigration reform aligns the law with the needs of the American economy and people, the pressures that have driven some to pursue greater “internal enforcement” will be relieved. Congress should not dragoon employers further into immigration-law enforcement by making the “E-Verify” government background check a national mandate. Dan Griswold will discuss the changes to immigration law that will make draconian enforcement measures unnecessary. Jim Harper will show how E-Verify would lay the groundwork for a national ID and even greater government control over all Americans’ lives.