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 David A. Hyman, Professor of Law and Medicine, University of Illinois and Edmund F. Haislmaier, Senior Research Fellow in Health Policy Studies, Heritage Foundation. Moderated by Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
The Massachusetts health care reforms signed into law in 2006 by then-governor Mitt Romney have become a point of contention among free-market advocates and in the Republican presidential campaign. Please join us for a discussion of these reforms. David Hyman will present a new Cato Institute study, “The Massachusetts Health Plan: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” with comments by Ed Haislmaier, one of the chief architects of the Massachusetts health plan.