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    Income Tax Alternatives

    Cato Institute hosted a conference on income ta alternatives. Conference participants in the first panel focused on economic and civil liberties arguments against the income tax. In the…

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    Tobacco Use, Politics, and Society

    Speakers considered the possible health risks, if any, posed by second-hand tobacco smoke, as well as the federal government’s ability to regulate smoking. They also addressed other…

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    Midterm Elections

    The National Review hosted a discussion on the midterm elections. The panelists discussed the 1994 midterm elections and the impact of those races.

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    Tobacco Use Economics

    The speakers discussed the social and economic effects of U.S. tobacco use. Topics included the proposed use of cigarette taxes to fund health care reform and justifications for increasing…

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    General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

    Manufacturing Policy Project Pat Choate and Cato Institute William Niskanen joined our program n the topic of tariffs and trade. The guests discussed the pros and cons of the global accord.…

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    Tobacco Use and Civil Liberties

    The speakers discussed the civil liberties implications of federal tobacco policy. Topics included the government’s right to regulate smoking. The speakers also took questions from the…

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    Presidential Health Care Proposal

    A group of economists released a letter being sent to President Clinton on the issue of health care reform. The letter, signed by 565 economists, stated that price controls will lead to…

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    U.S.-Japan Trade Relations

    Clyde Prestowitz, President and Founder of the Economic Strategy Institute, and William Niskanen, Chairman of the Cato Institute, participated in a live call-in program. They spoke about…

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