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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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    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…

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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,…

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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

    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…

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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 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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    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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    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…

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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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    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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    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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    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…

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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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    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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    Community Policing

    Panelists talked about community policing following recent incidents of police-involved shootings and subsequent protests. Topics included the militarization of police, the use of body…

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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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    Illegal Immigration

    Researchers talked about the findings of their decades-long work tracking immigration and emigration patterns. Much of the data they presented showed that reports of increased apprehensions of those trying to…

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    Immigration Policy

    Labor and global economists talked about the impact of immigration on wages in the U.S. They focused in particular on the pay of low-skilled workers. The panelists also answered questions…

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    Immigration and Entrepreneurship

    Panelists discussed the influence of immigrant entrepreneurs on work productivity and job creation. They responded to questions from members of the audience. “Entrepreneurship” was the fourth panel of…

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