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  • emNone of My Businessem
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    None of My Business

    Satirist P.J. O’Rourke talked about American business, investment, and finance.

  • emFDR Goes to Warem
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    FDR Goes to War

    Burton and Anita Folsom contend that President Franklin D. Roosevelt used World War II to promote his own agenda, which according to the authors, included the expansion of the executive branch,…

  • emThe Moral Arcem
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    The Moral Arc

    Michael Shermer talked about his book The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom, in which he discusses how science has influenced the way we…

  • Discussion on Legal Challenges to the Affordable Care Act
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    Challenges to the Affordable Care Act

    Panelists talked about court cases challenging the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) interpretation of the Affordable Care Act, principally in extending subsidies to federal health exchanges. In the opening keynote…

  • Scott Pruitt on the Affordable Care Act
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    Scott Pruitt on the Affordable Care Act

    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt talked about Oklahoma’s lawsuit challenging the tax credits and subsidies in the federal-run health care exchanges, Halbig v. Burwell (originally known as Halbig…

  • Libertarian State of the Union
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    Libertarian State of the Union

    Cato Institute scholars talked about the state of the libertarian movement in the United States. They agreed that President Obama’s executive orders on gun control did not violate the…

  • emRon Pauls Revolutionem
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    Ron Paul's Revolution

    Brian Doherty examines the political career of Ron Paul, twelve-term Republican representative from Texas and three-time candidate for president. The author reports on Representative Paul’s political…

  • Political Unrest in the Arab World
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    Political Unrest in the Arab World

    Peter Ackerman and Jack Goldstone spoke about political unrest and popular uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East. In his remarks Mr. Goldstone focused on conditions that give rise to…

  • 2010 Public Policy Perspectives Part 2
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    2010 Public Policy Perspectives, Part 2

    Cato Institute fellows talked about a variety of issues including health care reform, constitutional law, international trade, and U.S. foreign relations.

  • emGridlockem
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    Cato’s transportation expert documents how he believes the government is forcing the car off the road in preference of mass transit and limiting personal freedom in the process.

  • emThe Completed Autobiography by Benjamin Franklinem
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    The Completed Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin

    As part of a celebration of the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s birth, Mark Skousen talked about his book The Completed Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin, published by Regnery. Benjamin Franklin’s original…

  • The Life and Impact of Ayn Rand
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    The Life and Impact of Ayn Rand

    Anne Heller and Jennifer Burns talked about their biographies of author and noted libertarian, Ayn Rand. Professor Burns focused on Rand’s intellectual allies and foes, and Ms. Heller researched…

  • emFDRs Follyem
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    FDR's Folly

    Mr. Powell talked about his book, FDR’s Folly: How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression, published by Crown Forum. In the book, the author criticizes what he refers to as “big government,” and…

  • emWhy Darwin Matters The Case against Intelligent Designem
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    Why Darwin Matters: The Case against Intelligent Design

    Michael Shermer talked about his book Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design, published by Times Books. He was joined in discussion by Mr. Wells. Mr. Shermer, a former evangelical Christian and…

  • 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…

  • emThe Mind of the Marketem
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    The Mind of the Market

    Michael Shermer talked about his book The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans, and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics, published by Times Books. In his book Mr.…

  • 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…

  • emThe Age of Abundanceem
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    The Age of Abundance

    Brink Lindsey talked about his book The Age of Abundance: How Prosperity Transformed America’s Politics and Culture, published by Collins. In his book Mr. Lindsey argues that post-World War…

  • emDavids Hammerem
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    David's Hammer

    Constitutional lawyer Clint Bolick talked about his book, David’s Hammer: The Case for an Activist Judiciary, published by the Cato Institute. He made the argument that an activist judicial…

  • emInvasion of the Party Snatchersem
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    Invasion of the Party Snatchers

    Victor Gold talked about his book, Invasion of the Party Snatchers: How the Holy-Rollers and the Neo-Cons Destroyed the GOP, published by Sourcebooks. He argued that the Republican Party has…

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