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 Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution; June O’Neill, Baruch College; Deborah Weinstein, Children’s Defense Fund; and Michael Tanner, Cato Institute.
As welfare reform nears reauthorization, it is worthwhile to look back over the six years since the end of welfare as we knew it. Has reform been successful? What has been its impact on recipients? What are the lessons that should be applied as Congress again takes up the issue? A panel of four leading experts debates these and other questions.