Featuring John Allison, President and CEO, Cato Institute; James A. Dorn,Vice President for Monetary Studies and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Mark Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by John Maniscalco, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.
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.
The individual mandate to purchase health insurance is the linchpin of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It is among the issues to be handled by the Supreme Court beginning March 26, 2012.
Michael F. Cannon is the director of health policy studies at the Cato Institute.