2011 Free Market Forum

2011 Free Market Forum

For the 2011 Free Market Forum, participants gathered in Atlanta, Georgia. This year’s program was expanded to include 100 faculty members from 31 states, several Canadian provinces, and Lithuania. In addition, 20 state policy leaders from the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico took part in the Forum, as well as several hundred friends of Hillsdale College.

Presentations

Presentation

“The New Road to Serfdom: Lessons to Learn from European Policy”
Daniel Hannan, European Parliament

Panel 1: “The National Debt and Entitlement Reform”

Chair: Gary Wolfram, Hillsdale College

“The Debt Crisis”
David R. Henderson, Hoover Institution

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“Deficits, Debts, & Entitlements”
Michael D. Tanner, CATO

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“The Politics of Entitlement Reform”
Dean Clancy, FreedomWorks

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Panel 2: “Can We Shrink the Federal Bureaucracy?”

Chair: Kris Mauren, Acton Institute

“Do We Need the Department of Education?”
Charles Murray, Author, Real Education

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“Is the Department of Energy Worth the Money?”
Jerry Taylor, Institute for Energy Research

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“Fire the National Weatherman!”
Iain Murray, Competitive Enterprise Institute

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“Economic Issues and the 2012 Elections”
Chris Chocola, Club for Growth

Panel 3: “The Debate Over Public-Sector Unions”

Chair: Burton Folsom, Jr., Hillsdale College

“The History of Public-Sector Unions”
Paul Moreno, Hillsdale College

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“The Political Economy of Government Sector Unionism”
Charles Baird, California State University

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“The Politics of Public-Sector Unions”
Steven Greenhut, Pacific Research Institute

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Presentation

“Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility”
Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina

 

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