Heartland Events

John Lott: At the Brink - Will Obama Push Us Over the Edge?

The Heartland Institute
One South Wacker Drive #2740
Chicago, Illinois 60606
April 24, 2013, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

About the author:
John R. Lott, Jr. is an economist who has held research and/or teaching positions at the University of Chicago, Yale University, Stanford, UCLA, Wharton, and Rice and was the chief economist at the United States Sentencing Commission during 1988 and 1989. He has published more than 100 articles in academic journals. He also is the author of seven books; his newest is At the Brink: Will Obama Push Us Over the Edge? His past books have included three editions of More Guns, Less Crime and Freedomnomics.

Lott is a FoxNews.com contributor and a weekly columnist for it. Opinion pieces by Lott have appeared in such places as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, USA Today, and The Chicago Tribune. He has appeared on such television programs as the ABC and NBC National Evening News broadcasts,  Fox News, PBS NewsHour, and the Today Show. Lott received his Ph.D. in economics from UCLA in 1984.

About the book:
Barack Obama has taken America to the brink of financial ruin. Will we be able to stop before we go over the edge? Author John Lott sounds the alarm as he documents the economic challenges we face with four more years of an Obama presidency and builds a  case for fundamental change — the kind we need to save America.

What others are saying:
"John Lott offers readers an exceptionally clear, understandable, and devastating critique of President Obama's leading policy initiatives, from Obamacare to economic stimulus, gun control, business regulation, and tax policy. I particularly enjoyed Lott's rebuttal of Obama's economic stimulus efforts, which is the best and most comprehensive rebuttal to claims of effectiveness that currently exists anywhere. This book should be in the hands of every citizen who knows something is very wrong in public policy today but can't find the words or facts to turn concern into solid argument. The words and facts are here."

-William W. Beach, director, Center for Data Analysis,
and Lazof Family Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

"John Lott lays out the false arguments used to justify the increased role of government, from health care to taxation and spending. He knows the issues inside and out, anticipates the counterarguments well, and effectively uses both economic theory and data to support his positions. The scariest thing is that voices like his are becoming way too scarce."

-Robert G. Hansen, Ph.D., senior associate dean,
Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College


Watch John Lott's event at The Heartland Institute below: