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    Fiscal State of Medicare and Social Security

    Social Security and Medicare Trustees Robert Reischauer and Charles Blahous talked about the annual report on the financial solvency of the entitlement programs. They gave their…

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    Book Discussion on The Mystery of Capital

    Mr. De Soto, an author and president of the Institute for Liberty in Peru, talked about his book, The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else,…

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    Hurricane Katrina

    Mercatus Center scholars talked about their research analyzing the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. One year after the hurricane and the severe…

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    Cost of Workplace Regulations

    Participants talked about the effect that federal regulations have on the nation’s workforce. Among the issues they addressed were the costs of wages and benefits, as well as…

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    Tort Reform

    Mr. Olson and Mr. Bland debated proposals to change legislation governing class action lawsuits. Among the issues they addressed were consumer interests, lawyers fees in…

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    Performance of Federal Agencies

    Government Accountability Project representatives released the results of it study, “Eighth Annual Performance Report Scorecard: Which Federal Agencies Best Inform the Public?”…

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    Performance of Federal Agencies

    The Mercatus Center at George Mason University released its 7th Annual Performance Report Scorecard, ranking the 24 largest federal agencies according to the quality of disclosure in their…

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    Book Discussion on Love and Economics

    Ms. Morse discussed her latest book Love and Economics: Why the Laissez-Faire Family Doesn’t Work, published by Spence Publishing. In the book, she makes the argument that…

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    Aging and Retirement

    Participants talked about the economics of aging and retirement, focusing on savings investments, the future of Social Security, and proposals to partially privatize Social…

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