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    The Permission Society

    Timothy Sandefur talked about his book The Permission Society: How the Ruling Class Turns Our Freedoms into Privileges and What We Can Do About It, in which he examines the difference…

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    Panel Discussion on Economic Growth

    George Gilder, author of The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does, Steve Forbes, co-author of Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax…

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    Universal Basic Income

    Charles Murray and Andy Stern discussed the concept of a Universal Basic Income, or a cash payment granted to every citizen without any requirements or restrictions as an alternative to…

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    The Human Cost of Welfare

    Phil Harvey and Lisa Conyers talked about their book The Human Cost of Welfare: How the System Hurts the People It’s Supposed to Help, in which they discuss the welfare system. They…

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    Narconomics

    Tom Wainwright talked about his book Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel, in which he argues that drug lords learned how to run successful cartels by studying the way big corporations such as…

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    Chasing Ghosts

    John Mueller and Mark Stewart talked about their book Chasing Ghosts: The Policing of Terrorism, in which they examine the costs and efficacy of federal and local counterterrorism efforts.…

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    What Washington Gets Wrong

    Jennifer Bachner and Benjamin Ginsberg, co-authors of What Washington Gets Wrong: The Unelected Officials Who Actually Run the Government and Their Misconceptions about the American People,…

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    Our Republican Constitution

    Randy Barnett talked about his book Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People, in which he argues that the disagreement between Democrats and Republicans is…

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    Lessons in Censorship

    Professor Catherine Ross talked about her book Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students' First Amendment Rights, in which she examines the free speech rights of…

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    Privacy and Government Surveillance, Part 1

    Panelists previewed the incoming Trump administration’s relationship with the intelligence community. In addition, speakers talked about the implications of Russia hacking into the Democratic National…

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    Progress

    Johan Norberg talked about his book Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future, in which he argues that despite what he calls and endless stream of bad news, there is every reason…

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    Lawless

    Professor David Bernstein talked about his book, Lawless: The Obama Administration’s Unprecedented Assault on the Constitution and the Rule of Law. In his book, Professor Bernstein argues…

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    Power Wars

    Charlie Savage talked about his book Power Wars: Inside Obama’s Post-9/11 Presidency, in which he argues that President Obama, who came into office saying that he would turn back the…

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    Technology and Information Sharing

    Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales talked about the importance of his online encyclopedia that gives everyone free access to knowledge on a global scale. Mr. Wales also discussed the integral role…

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    Cato Institute Forum on 1996 Welfare Law, Panel 1

    The Cato Institute hosted an event marking the the 20th anniversary of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), also known as the welfare…

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    Freedom of Speech

    Flemming Rose and Nick Gillespie talked about the state of First Amendment protections following the 2016 presidential campaign, as well as the role social media plays in limiting free…

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    Presidential Elections and Third-Party Candidates

    Cato Institute research fellows and policy analysts debated the question, “Should Libertarians vote?” Speakers from both sides of the argument also discussed how to promote Libertarian…

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    The Question of Intervention

    Michael Doyle talked about his book The Question of Intervention: John Stuart Mill and the Responsibility to Protect, in which he discusses John Stuart Mill’s 1859 essay, “A Few Words on…

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    Privacy and Government Surveillance, Part 4

    Panelist talked about ways to counter violent extremism (CVE) efforts across the U.S. without further stigmatizing Muslims and other marginalized groups. The panelists gave presentations on the use of body…

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    Every Student Succeeds Act

    Panelists talked about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaces the No Child Left Behind Act, as well as the federal government’s involvement in education policy and state…

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