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.
With Ike Brannon, President, Capital Policy Analytics, and Senior Fellow, Bush Institute; moderated by James A. Dorn, Vice President for Monetary Studies, Cato Institute.
Money for Nothing a feature-length documentary about the Federal Reserve that seeks to unveil America’s central bank and its impact on our economy and our society. Digging beneath the surface of the 2008 crisis, Money for Nothing is the first film to ask why so many facets of our financial system seemed to self-destruct at the same time. For many economists and senior Fed officials, the answer is clear: the same Fed that put out 2008’s raging financial fire actually helped light the match years before. As the global financial system continues to falter, the Federal Reserve finds itself at a crossroads. Join us for a screening of this film as it attempts to answer important questions, including how can the Federal Reserve steer our nation toward a more sustainable path, and how can the American people influence an institution whose inner workings they may not understand?