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 John Fund, Political Columnist, Wall Street Journal; Armand Thieblot, President, A. J. Thieblot & Son/NCSDO; John Samples, Director of the Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute; moderated by Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
Although private sector unions have been in decline for decades, public sector unions have been on the rise. Both private and public unions have undue political influence and use that power to seek privileges at the expense of consumers and taxpayers. Are unions good for America?