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    The Libertarian Mind

    David Boaz spoke about his book The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom, an updated and retitled edition of his book Libertarianism: A Primer. He argued that many people in the U.S. who…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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    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…

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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.

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    Gridlock

    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.

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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…

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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…

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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 (Cato Institute; February 25, 2008). He talked about ways he thinks freedom is under…

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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…

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    The Future of Politics Panel

    Participants spoke about the political climate in Washington, DC and possibilities for changing “business-as-usual” attitudes about public policy making in Washington. Among the issues they addressed were…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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