Clint Bolick Speaker Series Luncheon December 01, 2005
"Local governments touch the intimate lives of every American every day. They operate the schools most of our children attend. They determine the permissible uses of our property. They regulate the terms and conditions of business and employment...They do so usually out of sight and out of mind, and as a result they are often out of control."
Jay Greene: Education Myths: What Special-Interest Groups Want You to Believe About our Schools-And Why It Isn't So November 16, 2005
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Stephen Moore: Wall Street Journal editorial writer and author, Bullish on Bush November 04, 2005
THE AMERICAN DREAM is fundamentally the dream of ownership-of one's home, one's business, one's destiny. In Bullish on Bush, economist Stephen Moore examines president George W. Bush's vision of an "ownership society," which encompasses policies that go the heart of the American Dream, including personal retirement accounts, permanent tax cuts, and elimination of the "Death Tax."
Robert A. Levy: Author of Shakedown: How Corporations, Government, and Trial Lawyers Abuse the Judicial Process May 05, 2005
A PROPERLY FUNCTIONING tort system helps those who have been harmed receive a measure of justice. But, as Robert A. Levy argues in Shakedown, the American tort system has become a mechanism by which politicians extract "damages" from targeted industries on behalf of favored interest groups. Shakedown exposes these and other abuses of America's judicial system and recommends overhauling tort and antitrust laws through reforms that are compatible with the principles of federalism and a limited government. Join us for this important and timely discussion of the tort system. Reception to follow.
Phoenix Rising, Falling, or Sprawling: A Roundtable Discussion for Journalists, Policymakers, and Business Leaders April 28, 2005
THE PHOENIX METRO AREA is one of the fastest growing regions in the country, even among expanding Sunbelt cities. While the multiplying population creates numerous opportunities, it also presents potential problems. Please join the Goldwater Institute and The Business Journal of Phoenix for a timely discussion on the future of Phoenix. Panelists will consider questions such as: Is there an ideal model for Phoenix to follow? If so, what does that model look like? Is Phoenix a new model for other cities to follow? Does sprawl come at the expense of our quality of life? How should we approach development in the central core? Please join us for a discussion of these and other important issues regarding the future of Phoenix. Reception to follow.