By Diana Hsieh
On tonight's Philosophy in Action Radio, I'll interview Competitive Enterprise Institute's consumer policy expert Michelle Minton about "Your Freedom to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry." This interview won't be about paleo foods, but it will concern the ways in which government uses bad studies to justify nanny state regulations on what people can eat and drink.
This episode of internet radio airs at 6 pm PT / 7 MT / 8 CT / 9 ET on Wednesday, 13 February 2013, in our live studio. If you miss that live broadcast, you can always listen to the podcast later.
The government heavily regulates food and drinks commonly regarded as dangerous or unhealthy. What motivates such regulations? Why are they so widespread? How can they be fought? Public policy expert Michelle Minton will help us answer these questions.
Michelle Minton is the Fellow in Consumer Policy Studies at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. The issues she manages include property insurance, credit unions, gambling industry regulation, and beverage industry regulation. Her work has been published and cited by nationally respected news outlets such as the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, prominent magazines, and scholarly journals.
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