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.
Matt Kibbe, President and CEO of FreedomWorks, details some of the contents of his new book, Hostile Takeover: Resisting Centralized Government’s Stranglehold on America. Kibbe also discusses prospects for limited government after the election of 2012.
Video produced by Caleb O. Brown and Austin Bragg.