How Government Nannies Are Creating A

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, February 27th, Independent Women's Forum and America's Future Foundation will host Scared To Death: How Government Nannies Are Creating a Culture of Alarmism. This dynamic panel discussion will cover four different issues where alarmism is being employed by policymakers to push a regulatory agenda: obesity, chemicals, agriculture, and energy.

The media and politicians are creating a "culture of alarmism" about food, household products, the weather, even children's school supplies, which is enabling power-hungry regulators and policymakers to increasingly limit what's available to Americans while stripping away freedom. How does a culture of alarmism reduce personal choice, hurt the economy, and ultimately make life less enjoyable? 

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm EST
Location: 1706 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC (
The Fund for American Studies)

Baylen Linnekin
Executive Director, Keep Food Legal

Angela Logomasini
Senior Fellow, CEI

Scott Drenkard
Economist, Tax Foundation 

Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review's Thomas L. Rhodes Fellow, Franklin Center

moderated by
Julie Gunlock
Director of the Culture of Alarmism Project, Independent Women's Forum

Independent Women's Forum is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) research and educational institution dedicated to building awareness of the ways that women benefit from limited government, personal liberty, and economic freedom, and by countering those who seek to ever expand government in the name of protecting women. 

America's Future Foundation is the premiere nationwide non-profit network of liberty-minded young leaders. The mission of America’s Future Foundation is to identify and develop young professional leaders for liberty.