A special one-on-one conversation with the author Flemming Rose, Foreign Editor at the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten; interviewed by Jonathan Rauch, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, and author of Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought.
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 Thomas Saving, Member, President’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security with comments by Robert Bixby, Concord Coalition; Roger Hickey, Campaign for America’s Future; Michael Tanner, Cato Institute.
On July 24, President Bush’s Social Security reform commission is expected to issue its interim report, setting the stage for one of the most important political debates of recent times: should workers be allowed to privately invest their Social Security funds in individual accounts? At one of the first opportunities to respond to this important development, a distinguished panel of experts, with very different views of Social Security reform, will review the commission’s report and offer their assessments on where we go from here.