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    President Johnson's War on Poverty

    Michael Tanner and Melissa Boteach talked about the legacy of President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” and the effectiveness of current safety net programs to help the…

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    Book Discussion on The End Is Near and It's Going to Be Awesome

    Kevin Williamson talked about his book, The End Is Near and It’s Going to Be Awesome: How Going Broke Will Leave America Richer, Happier, and More Secure, in which he argues that the…

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    Unemployment Insurance and the Fiscal Cliff

    Michael Tanner and Josh Bivens talked about unemployment insurance and how it could be affected during “fiscal cliff” negotiations. This program was part of a “Washington…

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    Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Care Act

    Panelists talked about the Supreme Court’s ruling that upheld the Affordable Care Act, the health care law. The three panelists, all of whom oppose the legislation, discussed the…

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    Book Discussion on The Pipes Plan

    Sally Pipes argued against President Obama’s health care initiative and presented her own plan to restructure the American health care system. Ms. Pipes contended that the…

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    Libertarian State of the Union

    Panelists talked about the state of the U.S. from a Libertarian point of view. They discussed Social Security and Medicare, limited government, economic growth, and the fiscal, legal,…

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    Deficit Reduction Committee

    Michael Tanner talked about the various ways that the newly created joint congressional Select Committee on Deficit Reduction could go about reducing the deficit, and he responded to…

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    Obama Administration Budget and Policy Priorities

    Michael Tanner talked about his recent National Review analysis of the 2012 budget released by the Obama administration, and other administration policies of which he is critical. He…

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    Republicans and Health Care

    Michael Tanner talked about the big issues in 2010 midterm elections and what could happen if the Republican Party gains control of the House. Topics included health care and the…

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    CPAC Health Care Panel

    Speakers at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) addressed President Obama’s health care proposals and health care reform.  “Health Care: The Train…

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    Conservative Political Action Conference, Day 2, Part 1

    The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), sponsored by the American Conservative Union focused on the future of the conservative movement. Speakers talked about a…

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    Best and Worst Health Care Ideas

    Michael Tanner talked about his recent article in the American Spectator on why government-run national health care is not the solution to the country’s health insurance…

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    Book Discussion on Leviathan on the Right

    Michael Tanner talked about his book, Leviathan on the Right: How Big-Government Conservatism Brought Down the Republican Revolution, published by the Cato Institute. He described a…

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    Welfare Reform 10th Anniversary

    Panelists talked about the successes and failures of welfare reform since President Bill Clinton signed into law the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act on…

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    Social Security Price Indexing

    The Cato Institute held a policy forum on “Progressive Price Indexing for Social Security.” Mr. Pozen, author of the progress price-indexing concept, and other experts…

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    Social Security

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on proposals to change Social Security including various plans that included some private accounts. This hearing was the first step for the…

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    Social Security Reform

    Michael Tanner, director of Cato Institute’s Project on Social Security Choice, talked about proposed Social Security reform and personal retirement accounts. He focused on…

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    Social Security Crisis

    A panel of experts discussed the context in which Social Security problems will be considered, and whether or not the Social Security system is in a crisis. Mr. Saving presented…

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    Social Security

    Democratic senators held a hearing on the president’s plans to privatize Social Security and the fiscal future of the system. Panel One: James Roosevelt, Jr., grandson of President…

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    Social Security Issues

    Mr. Biggs and Mr. Tanner talked about social security, focusing on public perceptions, possibilities for reform, and the politics of social security. Following prepared…

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