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: Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY), Chairman, House Ways & Means Committee; Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ); and moderated by Sallie James, Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.
Since the early 1960s, Americans have been barred from trading with, investing in, or traveling to Cuba. With Cuba possibly on the cusp of new political leadership, a growing bipartisan movement in Congress is calling for a reevaluation of the relationship between the United States and Cuba. Please join us for a Capitol Hill Briefing at which Chairman Rangel and Congressman Flake, leading proponents of expanding travel to and economic relations with Cuba, will discuss the need to reassess the U.S. embargo against Cuba.