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    Book Discussion on The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution, 1980-1989

    Steven Hayward talked about his book The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution, 1980-1989 (Crown Forum; August 25, 2009). This second volume on the political career of President…

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    $787 Billion Economic Stimulus Plan

    William Niskasen talked about the $787 billion economic stimulus plan and responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. He was one of several economists who signed their names to a…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Open Phones

    Mr. Niskanen talked via telephone about new initiatives offered by President Bush in his state of the union address, including tax cuts and prescription drug coverage. Telephone lines…

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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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    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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    Judicial Confirmation Process

    Participants talked about the Senate’s judicial confirmation process and the role of the nominee’s political ideology. Following their remarks they answered questions from…

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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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    Trade Promotion Authority

    CEO’s of the nation’s leading think tanks talked about the need to include rade promotion authority for the president as part of a post-September 11 economic stimulus…

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    U.S.-Yugoslavia Foreign Policy

    President Kostunica talked about Yugoslavia and relations with the U.S.

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    U.S. Response to Terrorism

    Participants will discuss potential responses to future terrorist attacks such as military responses, responses by law enforcement agencies and economic measures.

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    What to Do with the Budget Surplus

    Panelists discussed what to do with the surprising Federal budget surplus, from new spending programs to providing tax cuts. The size and sustainability of the surplus was also…

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    Abandoning the Two-War Strategy

    This was part of a symposium examining the implications of the National Defense Panel recommendations that the U.S. military should no longer prepare for two simultaneous theater…

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    Abandoning the Two-War Strategy Panel 1

    This was part of a symposium examining the implications of the National Defense Panel recommendations that the U.S. military should no longer prepared for two simultaneous theater…

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    Rebirth of Liberty in Eastern Europe

    Prime Minister Klaus talked about his new book, Renaissance: The Rebirth of Liberty in the Heart of Europe, which is a collection of essays and speeches on changes in Czechoslovakia after…

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