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  • CATO Institute Panel Examines US Strategy in Afghanistan
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    U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

    Two combat veterans joined national security experts in a discussion on U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan. The panelists discussed the current situation in Afghanistan and whether a…

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  • Iran Nuclear Deal
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    Iran Nuclear Deal

    The Cato Institute hosted a discussion on the Iran nuclear deal and U.S. foreign policy options if President Trump decertifies the agreement, as he had threatened to do. The panelists also…

    152 views
  • emFrom Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavezem
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    From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez

    Paul Hollander talked about his book, From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez: Intellectuals and a Century of Political Hero Worship, about Western intellectuals who have supported political…

    709 views
  • Forum Examines Tax System Overhaul
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    Tax Reform

    Policy experts talked about the economic implications of proposed tax plans from President Trump and House Republicans. The speakers generally agreed tax code should be revised, and that…

    254 views
  • 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,…

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  • Mark Zupan Discusses emInside Jobem
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    Inside Job

    Mark Zupan talked about his book Inside Job: How Government Insiders Subvert the Public Interest, in which he argues that government insiders, such as elected officials, bureaucrats, and…

    859 views
  • Cato Institute Hosts Discussion on Infrastructure Spending
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    Infrastructure Spending

    Speakers that included transportation and public policy experts talked about transportation infrastructure priorities and funding challenges.. They focused on President Trump’s $1 trillion…

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  • Jennifer Bachner and Benjamin Ginsberg Discuss emWhat Washington Gets Wrongem
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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,…

    999 views
  • Peter Van Doren Discusses Health Care Reform
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    Health Care Costs

    Peter Van Doren discussed health care costs and policy and the implications of the potential repeal to the Affordable Care Act. He referenced a series of reports that point to managing costs and what…

    691 views
  • Discussion Focuses on Freedom of Speech and the Trump Administration
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    Freedom of Speech and the Trump Administration

    Fleming Rose, Robert Corn-Revere, and Francis Buckley talked about free speech in the Trump administration following the president’s reaction to protests at the University of California,…

    511 views
  • Discussion Focuses on Government Surveillance and Privacy
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    Privacy and Government Surveillance, Part 5

    In presentations on international views and laws related to U.S. intelligence gathering and data collection, Alan Butler presented a short talk, “Schrems and the International Backlash Against U.S. Surveillance,” and Jennifer Daskal…

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  • Privacy and Government Surveillance Part 3
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    Privacy and Government Surveillance, Part 3

    In presentations on congressional oversight of intelligence agencies as well as the role and rights of technology companies in terms of cooperation with intelligence agencies for user data, Nathan Leamer presented a short…

    171 views
  • Cato Institute Hosts Discussion on Universal Basic Income
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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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  • Timothy Sandefur Discusses emThe Permission Societyem
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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…

    1,722 views
  • Cato Institute Hosts Discussion on Government Surveillance and Violent Extremism
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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…

    332 views
  • Discussion Focuses on Government Surveillance and Privacy
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    Privacy and Government Surveillance, Part 2

    Panelists debated limitations of cyber hacking powers by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. Recent rule changes to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure allow federal agents to search…

    387 views
  • Cato Institute Hosts Forum on Privacy and Government Surveillance
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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…

    799 views
  • Flemming Rose and Nick Gillespie Discuss Freedom of Speech
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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…

    463 views
  • Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Delivers Remarks at the Cato Institute
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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…

    580 views
  • Discussion Focuses on Immigration and Real Estate
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    Immigration and Real Estate

    Panelists discussed the impact of immigration on the U.S. housing market. They responded to questions from members of the audience. “Immigration and Real Estate” was the third panel of the day-long…

    220 views
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