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 Dan Griswold, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; William C. Lane, Washington Director, Governmental Affairs for Caterpillar, Inc.; moderated by Brandon Arnold, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.
After years of delays, Congress will likely soon consider free-trade agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama. Critics say the agreements expose U.S. workers to unfair competition, while supporters say the agreements will expand trade, level the playing field, and create well-paying jobs in U.S. export industries. William Lane, a representative of one of America’s most successful multinational exporters, will join Dan Griswold, a Cato trade expert, to discuss the benefits of trade and the economics and politics of the three pending free-trade agreements.