Featuring Gene Healy, Vice President, Cato Institute; and Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy 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 Patriot Act is full of provisions that have raised the ire of civil libertarians, and rightly so. But are there portions of the act that ought to be preserved? Cato Institute research fellow Julian Sanchez discusses the good, the bad and the ugly of the USA Patriot Act.