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    Book Discussion on Disinherited

    Diana Furchtgott-Roth and Jared Meyer talked about their book Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America’s Young, in which they argue that government redistribution policies,…

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    Religion and the Civil War

    Professor Allen Guelzo talked about the Civil War and whether the conflict brought an end to the dominance of religion in American culture, making the U.S. a more secular nation. He…

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    Prospects for Black America, Restoring the Family

    Panelists discussed ways of maintaining family cohesiveness in the African-American community. Topics included innovative social structures such as those which could serve as teachers…

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    Prospects for Black America, Concluding Discussion

    Panelists reviewed the day’s discussions of the future of the black community, including problems and potential solutions. This was the concluding panel of the symposium…

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    Prospects for Black America, Education Reforms

    Panelists talked about educational changes to benefit the African-American community. They discussed school choice, the influence of teachers' unions, giving schools autonomy, and…

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    Prospects for Black America, Reducing Crime

    Panelists talked about reducing crime in black communities. Topics included incarceration rates, the legalization of drugs, and the breakdown of the family. “Reducing Crime Rates…

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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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