Book Forum

At the Brink: Will Obama Push Us Over the Edge?

(Regnery, 2013)

April 19, 2013 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Policy Center with Foyer

Featuring the author John R. Lott Jr., Author of Freedomnomics and More Guns, Less Crime; moderated by David Boaz, Executive Vice President, Cato Institute.

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In At the Brink, economist John Lott argues that the Obama administration’s policies are destroying what has been a health care system that has been the envy of the world. Furthermore, Obama inherited a severe recession, but the spectacular “stimulus” spending with which Obama launched his presidency not only has failed to help the economy—it has poisoned it, slowing the recovery. His positions on regulations and taxes have also harmed the economy.

But the Obama administration’s legacy isn’t just going to be on health care and the economy, Lott says. For example, another long‐​lasting legacy will be on people’s ability to defend themselves with guns. The administration’s appointments to the courts, as well as federal actions and its unprecedented push for states to adopt gun control, will reduce gun ownership and endanger lives. Join us for a spirited critique of President Obama and his policies.