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.
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 Cynthia Bell, Reason Foundation; Alex Nowrasteh, Cato Institute; Robby Soave, Daily Caller; and Annie Dwyer, Rep. Lynn Jenkins.
Each summer, thousands of young professionals descend on D.C., hoping to make a name for themselves and land their dream job. With so many bright young leaders vying for the same opportunities, how can you stand out from the pack while also having some fun along the way? Find out Wednesday, June 26, as the Cato Institute, America’s Future Foundation, and the Institute for Humane Studies bring together young professionals from think tanks, advocacy groups, and the Hill for a crash course in creative networking and how to land a job.
Mingle with your newest peers during our rooftop reception, and hear from our panel of D.C. up-and-comers as they share their success stories and offer tips for getting the most out of your time in the city. This event will fill up quickly, so be sure to RSVP today!