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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…

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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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    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…

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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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    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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