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    Debate on Randian v. Conscious Capitalism

    A debate was held on two different approaches to capitalism: the Randian model (pure profit driven capitalism) versus conscious capitalism (capitalism driven by some societal purpose).…

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    Ayn Rand's View on Economics

    October 2007 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged, of which an estimated 6 million copies have been sold. To celebrate the…

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    Ayn Rand's View on Politics

    October 2007 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of Ayn Rand’s bestselling novel Atlas Shrugged, of which an estimated 6 million copies have been sold. To celebrate…

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    Federal Income Tax Policy

    Participants spoke to reporters about tax policy, federal spending levels, wasteful programs, burdens placed on middle and working class tax payers, and various reform proposals. They…

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    Big Business and Free Enterprise

    Panelists discussed the values of corporate leaders and whether they conform to the principles of limited government and free enterprise. They also responded to questions from the…

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    Tax Reform

    The Americans for Tax Reform held their annual rally and press conference on the day income taxes were due. They talked about issues before Congress, including extending dividend and…

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    Space: The Free-Market Frontier

    Participants talked about the future of space exploration, challenges posed by the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia, and the commercial benefits of space exploration. Following their…

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    National Taxpayer Rally

    Participants spoke to reporters about tax policy and the president’s call for a tax cut.

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    Medical Privacy Regulations

    Mr. Claxton outlined the Administration’s proposed new regulations to protect the confidentiality of patients' records. Other participants talked about the plan and their…

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    FDA and Free Speech

    Participants talked about the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to restrict what claims could be made about certain products. They spoke about the case of Pearson v.…

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    Transportation Spending Opposition

    Participants examined the recent transportation bill, known as Building Efficient Surface Transportation Equity Act, or BESTEA, passed in the House of Representatives. They critiqued…

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    The Real Cost of Sports

    Mr. Rosentraub talked about taxpayer supported stadiums for professional sports teams. He said that citizens and cities are being held hostage by sports franchise owners who…

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    Washington Thursday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Smoking Regulations

    Participants discussed various proposed new F.D.A. regulations on the tobacco industry, especially on how they market to young people. They examined whether the advantages of further…

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    Philosophical Foundations of a Free Society

    Mr. Brandon spoke about the philosophical and psychological foundations of a free society. He emphasized that the struggle for true laissez-faire economics continues today despite…

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    Telecommunications Haves and Have Nots

    Panelists discussed access to telecommunications technologies and how newly proposed regulations affect citizens' access to such rapidly changing technologies.

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    Expectations for the Contract with America

    Panelists talked about their expectations for the 104th Congress, specifically the implementation of the Republican Contract with America. They talked about the implications of these…

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    World Trade Organization

    Mr. Hudgins and Mr. Smith discussed the merits and drawbacks of the World Trade Organization, which would be a much stronger version of the GATT organiation. The CATO…

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    Re-Regulation Explosion: Cost & Consequences

    The Heritage Foundation sponsored a forum on what the speakers perceived as a recent increase in governmental regulation and its effect on the nation’s economy and international…

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    Conflict in Former Yugoslavia

    Members of a panel debated U.S. involvement in former Yugoslavia in a forum entitled, “Yugoslavia Meltdown: Should the U.S. Intervene Militarily?” Mr. Seay spoke against…

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