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  • emFalse Black Powerem
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    False Black Power?

    Jason Riley talked about his book False Black Power?, in which he argues that political capital for blacks has been a disadvantage for the race in terms of economic upward mobility.

  • Kay Hymowitz Discusses emThe New Brooklynem
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    The New Brooklyn

    Kay Hymowitz talked about her book The New Brooklyn: What it Takes to Bring a City Back, in which she discusses the transformation of cities

  • Beth Akers Discusses emGame of Loansem
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    Game of Loans

    Beth Akers, co-author of Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Debt, argued that the student loan crisis in the United States was overblown and that going into debt to obtain a…

  • Yuval Levin Discusses emThe Fractured Republicem
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    The Fractured Republic

    Yuval Levin talked about his book The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism, in which he discusses the path forward to a more united, stable,…

  • American Employment
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    American Employment

    Professor Edward Glaeser talked about employment in the U.S. He argued that employment numbers were declining due to a combination of labor market trends and what he called “poisonous” government policies.…

  • Panel Discussion on William F Buckleys emThe Unmaking of a Mayorem
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    Panel Discussion on William F. Buckley's The Unmaking of a Mayor

    Political scholars and commentators examined the 1965 New York City mayoral campaign of the late William F. Buckley. This book launch event at the Union League Club celebrated the 50th…

  • Discussion on Precision Medicine and the FDA
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    Precision Medicine and the FDA

    Policy researchers and biotechnology executives talked about Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process. The panelists focused on precision medicine, which tailors treatments to…

  • Discussion on Shale Oil Production
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    Shale Oil Production

    Mark Mills outlined his new paper on the impact of technology on shale development. In remarks he said the “shale revolution” is far from over and that the U.S. has the capability to double…

  • Diana FurchtgottRoth and Jared Meyer on emDisinheritedem
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    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, regulation,…

  • Prospects for Black America Restoring the Family
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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 for youth who have no fathers. John…

  • Prospects for Black America Education Reforms
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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 providing social and emotional…

  • Discussion on the 50th Anniversary of the Moynihan Report
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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 in the Black Community” was…

  • Discussion on Religion and the Civil War
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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 argued…

  • Prospects for Black America Concluding Discussion
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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 “Prospects for Black America:…

  • emAn Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Statesem
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    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…

  • Joel Klein on emLessons of Hopeem
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    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…

  • emThe Pity Partyem
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    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 argues that…

  • Future of Conservatism
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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. economy,…

  • emThe New Schoolem
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    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…

  • emSmaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaperem
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    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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