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    Book Discussion on Lessons of Hope

    Joel Klein, former chancellor of the New York City school system, talked about his book, Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools, in which he examines what the city did to improve public…

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    Book Discussion on An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States

    Arthur Laffer talked about his book, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States: How Taxes, Energy, and Worker Freedom Change Everything, in which he argues that every…

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    Book Discussion on The Pity Party

    William Voegeli talked about his book, The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion, in which he takes a critical look at liberal compassion. In his book, he…

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    Book Discussion on Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper

    Robert Bryce talked about his book, Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong, in which he argues that technological innovations have…

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    Future of Conservatism

    Authors, columnists, and journalists talked about the future of conservatism and the Republican Party. They also responded to questions from the audience. Topics included the U.S.…

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    Class Action Suits

    Participants talked about class action lawsuits and why some critics argue they benefit no one except attorneys. Following James Copland’s introductory explanation of class…

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    Book Discussion on The New School

    Glenn Reynolds talked about his book, The New School: How the Information Age Will Save American Education from Itself, in which he argues that Americans need to start looking for…

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    National Security and Civil Liberties

    Panelists talked about how the government should balance national security concerns with the protection of civil liberties. Topics included the National Security Agency’s (NSA)…

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    Health Care System Costs

    Journalists Steven Brill and David Goldhill presented opposing views on Medicare as the problem or the solution for inflated medical industry prices.

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    Book Discussion on Tombstone

    Yang Jisheng, a Chinese journalist and former member of the Communist Party, talked about his book, Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962, in which he chronicles the Great Chinese…

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    Conversation with Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue

    Tom Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, spoke about the economy and deficit reduction. He also talked about entitlement, immigration reform, and the importance…

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    Work-Focused Welfare Reform

    Robert Doar spoke at an event in which he received the 2012 Urban Innovator Award for his efforts in reforming New York City’s welfare program. He outlined the keys to…

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    Book Discussion on The Secret Knowledge

    Playwright David Mamet, author of The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture, delivered the Manhattan Institute’s 2012 Wriston Lecture. He emphasized the…

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    Book Discussion on Regulating to Disaster

    Diana Furchtgott-Roth talked about he book, Regulating to Disaster: How Green Jobs Policies Are Damaging America’s Economy, in which she takes a critical look at President…

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    Book Discussion on A Capitalism for the People

    Italian-born economist Luigi Zingales warns that the U.S. economy is becoming a system of crony capitalism in which government support for big business has overwhelmed the support for a…

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    Book Discussion on The Death of Liberalism

    R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., founder of The American Spectator, contends that modern liberalism is a flawed movement and void of answers to the day’s current political issues. In…

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    Book Discussion on No They Can't: Why Government Fails - But Individuals Succeed

    John Stossel contends that the government and politicians, regardless of political affiliation, are incapable of addressing the political and social issues facing the United…

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    Book Discussion on Design for Liberty

    Richard Epstein argues for a return to a smaller, more accountable federal government that operates on clear rules and limits itself in domestic affairs to enforcing laws governing private…

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    Book Discussion on The Storm of War

    Historian Andrew Roberts presented a history of World War II. The author examined how Axis strategy evolved during the entire expanse of the war and whether, with a different…

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    Book Discussion on The Seamless City

    Rick Baker, former mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida, talked about his book The Seamless City: A Conservative Mayor’s Approach to Urban Revitalization That Can Work Anywhere…

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