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.
Ayn Rand still inspires and infuriate decades after her death. Jennifer Burns digs into the ideas and relationships of Ayn Rand in the new book, Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right. She spoke at the Cato Institute October 28, 2009.