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    Impact of Corporate Accounting Scandals

    Economists talked about lessons learned from several recent corporate accounting scandals. Among the topics they addressed were management practices at Enron, the causes of…

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    25th Anniversary Dinner

    Several dignitaries spoke at the Cato Institute’s 25th anniversary celebration and the libertarian goals and ideals of the organization. The Milton Friedman liberty award was…

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    Evaluation of Social Class in the U.S.

    Mr. Broder moderated this panel on the declining importance of class in the U.S. After the opening presentation by Ms. Sawhill and a response by Mr. Lipset, there was a…

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    Book Discussion on The Eighties: America in the Age of Reagan

    John Ehrman talked about his book The Eighties: America in the Age of Reagan, published by Yale University Press. In the book he examines what affect the 1980s and President…

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    Book Discussion on After Enron: Lessons for Public Policy

    William Niskanen talked about the book he edited, After Enron: Lessons For Public Policy, published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. Mr. Niskanen outlined the major lessons…

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    U.S. Fiscal Policy

    Nine public policy institutes cosponsored a conference on U.S. fiscal policy. Following several speeches, two panels discussed the issue and responded to questions from the…

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    Is GDP an Accurate Measure of the Economy?

    Mr. Fallows moderated a panel discussion on how well the GDP, the Gross Domestic Product, which is the total monetary value of goods and services produced in the U.S. adjusted for…

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    Reaganomics

    William Niskanen, the Chairman of the Cato Institute, offered a review of economic policy of the Reagan administration. He first outlined the general strategy of…

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    An Agenda to Save America's Dying Cities

    The CATO Institute brought together economists and urban scholars to speak on proposals to aid American cities, and initiatives to address the problems of cities including the increasing…

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    Minimum Wage

    Committee members heard testimony from economists and small business owners concerning the economic impacts of raising the minimum wage. They testified about whether a raise would…

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    Reagan Tax Cuts Ten Years Later

    A number of economists and administration officials discussed the legacy of the Reagan administration’s Economic Recovery Tax Act, which reduced income taxes 25 percent for all tax…

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    Nationalism in Eastern Europe

    Ms. Pilon discussed the role of nationalism in Eastern Europe’s post communist economic and political transformation. She also talked about the potential for further…

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    U.S. Economy in the 1990s

    In a panel discussion titled, “The Economy in the 1990s: What Went Wrong in the Bush/Clinton Era,” participants discussed the recent performance of the U.S. economy. They…

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    Twenty Years of Wage and Price Controls

    The Heritage Foundation, a non-profit public policy research center, sponsored a forum examining the effect of President Nixon’s wage and price controls on the economy and the country…

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    Federal Reserve Monetary Policy

    William Poole talked about government bailouts of private entities. He spoke on “put options” and the policies of the Federal Reserve for financial markets. He talked…

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    War Against Iraq

    Participants debated the merits of war against Iraq. Among the topics they addressed were the goals of any potential military action against Iraq, the need to resume weapons inspection…

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    Federal Budget Process

    House and Senate budget committee members, former members of Congress, White House analysts and other scholars discussed the effectiveness of the various congressional budget acts, and how…

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    Future of Domestic Policy

    Participants talked about President Bush’s fiscal policies as he enters his second term. Among the issues they addressed were tax policy, Social Security, health care…

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    Military Presence in Saudi Arabia

    Participants talked about the U.S. military presence in Saudi Arabia and whether the U.S. military was needed to protect Persian Gulf oil. Among the issues they addressed were the…

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    Is Microsoft a Threat to Competition?

    Panelists examined the Microsoft computer software corporation and whether its activities, behavior and huge market share endanger open competition in the computer industry. The…

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