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  • emThe Age of Reagan The Conservative Counterrevolution 19801989em
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    The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution, 1980-1989

    Steven Hayward talked about his book The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution, 1980-1989 (Crown Forum; August 25, 2009). This second volume on the political career of President Ronald Reagan…

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  • 787 Billion Economic Stimulus Plan
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    $787 Billion Economic Stimulus Plan

    William Niskasen talked about the $787 billion economic stimulus plan and responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. He was one of several economists who signed their names to a recent…

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  • Federal Reserve Monetary Policy
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    Federal Reserve Monetary Policy

    William Poole talked about government bailouts of private entities. He spoke on “put options” and the policies of the Federal Reserve for financial markets. He talked about the…

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  • emAfter Enron Lessons for Public Policyem
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    After Enron: Lessons for Public Policy

    William Niskanen talked about the book he edited, After Enron: Lessons For Public Policy, published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. Mr. Niskanen outlined the major lessons learned from the…

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  • emThe Eighties  America in the Age of Reaganem
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    The Eighties: America in the Age of Reagan

    John Ehrman talked about his book The Eighties: America in the Age of Reagan, published by Yale University Press. In the book he examines what affect the 1980s and President Reagan’s presidency had on…

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  • Impact of Corporate Accounting Scandals
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    Impact of Corporate Accounting Scandals

    Economists talked about lessons learned from several recent corporate accounting scandals. Among the topics they addressed were management practices at Enron, the causes of Enron’s…

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  • US Fiscal Policy
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    U.S. Fiscal Policy

    Nine public policy institutes cosponsored a conference on U.S. fiscal policy. Following several speeches, two panels discussed the issue and responded to questions from the audience.…

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  • Future of Domestic Policy
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    Future of Domestic Policy

    Participants talked about President Bush’s fiscal policies as he enters his second term. Among the issues they addressed were tax policy, Social Security, health care initiatives, and the…

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  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Mr. Niskanen talked via telephone about new initiatives offered by President Bush in his state of the union address, including tax cuts and prescription drug coverage. Telephone lines were…

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  • 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…

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  • Military Presence in Saudi Arabia
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    Military Presence in Saudi Arabia

    Participants talked about the U.S. military presence in Saudi Arabia and whether the U.S. military was needed to protect Persian Gulf oil. Among the issues they addressed were the historic…

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  • Judicial Confirmation Process
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    Judicial Confirmation Process

    Participants talked about the Senate’s judicial confirmation process and the role of the nominee’s political ideology. Following their remarks they answered questions from the audience.

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  • War Against Iraq
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    War Against Iraq

    Participants debated the merits of war against Iraq. Among the topics they addressed were the goals of any potential military action against Iraq, the need to resume weapons inspection in the…

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  • Trade Promotion Authority
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    Trade Promotion Authority

    CEO’s of the nation’s leading think tanks talked about the need to include rade promotion authority for the president as part of a post-September 11 economic stimulus package. Following…

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  • USYugoslavia Foreign Policy
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    U.S.-Yugoslavia Foreign Policy

    President Kostunica talked about Yugoslavia and relations with the U.S.

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  • US Response to Terrorism
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    U.S. Response to Terrorism

    Participants will discuss potential responses to future terrorist attacks such as military responses, responses by law enforcement agencies and economic measures.

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  • What to Do with the Budget Surplus
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    What to Do with the Budget Surplus

    Panelists discussed what to do with the surprising Federal budget surplus, from new spending programs to providing tax cuts. The size and sustainability of the surplus was also discussed.

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  • Abandoning the TwoWar Strategy Panel 1
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    Abandoning the Two-War Strategy Panel 1

    This was part of a symposium examining the implications of the National Defense Panel recommendations that the U.S. military should no longer prepared for two simultaneous theater…

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  • Abandoning the TwoWar Strategy
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    Abandoning the Two-War Strategy

    This was part of a symposium examining the implications of the National Defense Panel recommendations that the U.S. military should no longer prepare for two simultaneous theater conflicts.…

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  • Emerging Budget Surplus
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    Emerging Budget Surplus

    Congressman Neumann has proposed a plan to eliminate the budget deficit by 2030 and expressed his views during the forum moderated by Mr. Barnes. Each panelist outlined his views and then…

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