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. Jeff Flake, (R–AZ); and Dan Griswold, Associate Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
On the heels of legislation proposed by Reps. Jeff Flake and Jim Kolbe and Sen. John McCain, President Bush earlier this month announced the most ambitious plan in decades to revamp the nation’s immigration laws. Many of the ideas in the president’s proposal were put forth in a study by Cato’s Dan Griswold. The president’s plan would create a legal channel for foreign workers to enter the United States temporarily to fill jobs that American-born workers don’t want and grant temporary legal status to millions of workers living and working here illegally. Come hear an in-depth discussion of the president’s immigration plan by one of the cosponsors of the reform legislation and the author of the Cato study.