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Economics Visiting Speaker Series: Dr. Michael Thomas

10/29/13 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Please join us as Dr. Michael Thomas, Department of Economics, Utah State University, presents a talk titled: "Paternalism:  An Ancient Idea gets a Modern Twist."

Paternalism is an old idea, but it has found new favor as society discovers more so-called mistakes which could benefit from correction. More paternalism is not necessarily better policy, however. In this talk we will explore both intended and unintended effects of policy and explore the evolving theory of intervention.