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  • Future of Central and Eastern Europe
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    Future of Central and Eastern Europe

    Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus spoke at a conference marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. He talked about the democratic and economic advances of his country,…

  • emThe Politics of Freedomem
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    The Politics of Freedom

    David Boaz talked about his book, The Politics of Freedom: Taking on the Left, the Right, and Threats to Our Liberties, published by the Cato Institute. In his book David Boaz talked about…

  • Ayn Rands View on Politics
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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 the anniversary, the…

  • Book Forum on Barry Goldwater
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    Book Forum on Barry Goldwater

    Panelists talked about the life, legacy, and writings of former U.S. Senator (R-AZ) and 1964 presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. They also talked about his impact on party politics, the…

  • Social Security Reform
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    Social Security Reform

    Mr. Crane will talk about the concept of person Social Security accounts. Mr. Feldstein will talk about the impact of Social Security reform on the economy and how to finance a transition.

  • Economic Policy
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    Economic Policy

    Mr. Crane discussed the Bush Administration’s economic and spending policies as well as the size of the federal government. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic…

  • Internet Taxation
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    Internet Taxation

    Governor Owens talked about talked about taxing Internet transactions. Among the issues he addressed were the process of collecting taxes from on-line retailers, the potential economic…

  • 25th Anniversary Dinner
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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 given to…

  • Cato Institute
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    Cato Institute

    Co-founder Ed Crane talked about the Cato Institute, a research organization that approaches policy from a Libertarian point of view. Mr. Crane also commented on the news of the day and responded to…

  • Drug Policies in the 21st Century
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    Drug Policies in the 21st Century

    Governor Johnson told activists and scholars that the war on drugs was a failure and proposed legalizing several drugs and placing government regulations on them similar to those placed on…

  • Slaughterhouse Cases
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    Slaughterhouse Cases

    Participants discussed the legacy of the slaughterhouse cases which dealt with the interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment. They focused particularly on the strict interpretation of the “privileges and…

  • Global Finance
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    Global Finance

    Mr. Greenspan spoke about the impact of technological changes in the flow of investment capital. He used recent events in the Pacific Rim to examine the challenges which these change…

  • Campaign Finance Reform
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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Political consultants and others discussed proposals for reforming the financing of political campaigns. Most of them said that spending limits have not worked and that these limits may…

  • Smaller Government
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    Smaller Government

    Mr. Browne spoke about the need for a smaller federal government. He argued that it was more important to start reducing the size of the federal government by strictly limiting it to its explicitly…

  • Campaign Finance Reform
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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Committee members heard testimony from representatives who have proposed campaign finance legislation and political action committee representatives concerning the role of PACs in federal…

  • Alternatives to the Income Tax
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    Alternatives to the Income Tax

    Panelists debated the merits of a flat tax rate and a national sales tax as compared to the current graduated income tax system. After each panelist made a brief presentation, there was a…

  • Term Limits Debate
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    Term Limits Debate

    Following an introduction by Mr. Crane, George Will discussed the necessity of term limits in order to establish constitutional distance between legislators and the people to foster a more…

  • Campaign Finance Reform
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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Mr. Crane and Ms. Manes discussed campaign finance reform initiatives, and the link between campaign finance sources and congressional and federal decision-making. The speakers discussed…

  • Fiscal Year 1993 Federal Budget
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    Fiscal Year 1993 Federal Budget

    Governor Wilder addressed a policy forum titled “How to Balance the Budget-Without New Taxes: A View From The States.”

  • Fiscal Year 1993 Federal Budget
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    Fiscal Year 1993 Federal Budget

    The panel discussed ways to balance the budget and to reduce the tax burden on the people. In the past year, Governor Weld and Governor Engler were able to reduce their budgets while…

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