562Jul 10, 2009
Debate on Randian v. Conscious Capitalism
A debate was held on two different approaches to capitalism: the Randian model (pure profit driven capitalism) versus conscious capitalism (capitalism driven by some societal purpose). Edward ...
257Oct 6, 2007
Ayn Rand's View on Economics
October 2007 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged, of which an estimated 6 million copies have been sold. To celebrate the anniversary, ...
313Oct 6, 2007
Ayn Rand's View on Politics
October 2007 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of Ayn Rand’s bestselling novel Atlas Shrugged, of which an estimated 6 million copies have been sold. To celebrate the ...
72Apr 16, 2007
Federal Income Tax Policy
Participants spoke to reporters about tax policy, federal spending levels, wasteful programs, burdens placed on middle and working class tax payers, and various reform proposals. They also ...
33Mar 1, 2007
Big Business and Free Enterprise
Panelists discussed the values of corporate leaders and whether they conform to the principles of limited government and free enterprise. They also responded to questions from the ...
57Apr 17, 2006
The Americans for Tax Reform held their annual rally and press conference on the day income taxes were due. They talked about issues before Congress, including extending dividend and capital ...
27Apr 16, 2003
Space: The Free-Market Frontier
Participants talked about the future of space exploration, challenges posed by the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia, and the commercial benefits of space exploration. Following their remarks ...
17Apr 15, 2003
National Taxpayer Rally
Participants spoke to reporters about tax policy and the president’s call for a tax cut.
6Dec 8, 1999
Medical Privacy Regulations
Mr. Claxton outlined the Administration’s proposed new regulations to protect the confidentiality of patients' records. Other participants talked about the plan and their concerns ...
20Feb 17, 1999
FDA and Free Speech
Participants talked about the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to restrict what claims could be made about certain products. They spoke about the case of Pearson v. Shalala, ...
7Apr 16, 1998
Transportation Spending Opposition
Participants examined the recent transportation bill, known as Building Efficient Surface Transportation Equity Act, or BESTEA, passed in the House of Representatives. They critiqued the bill ...
20Aug 7, 1997
The Real Cost of Sports
Mr. Rosentraub talked about taxpayer supported stadiums for professional sports teams. He said that citizens and cities are being held hostage by sports franchise owners who threaten to ...
32Jul 25, 1996
Washington Thursday Journal
Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and ...
15Apr 9, 1996
Participants discussed various proposed new F.D.A. regulations on the tobacco industry, especially on how they market to young people. They examined whether the advantages of further regulating ...
131Nov 2, 1995
Philosophical Foundations of a Free Society
Mr. Brandon spoke about the philosophical and psychological foundations of a free society. He emphasized that the struggle for true laissez-faire economics continues today despite the ...
13May 31, 1995
Telecommunications Haves and Have Nots
Panelists discussed access to telecommunications technologies and how newly proposed regulations affect citizens' access to such rapidly changing technologies.
19Dec 28, 1994
Expectations for the Contract with America
Panelists talked about their expectations for the 104th Congress, specifically the implementation of the Republican Contract with America. They talked about the implications of these proposals, ...
16Jul 7, 1994
World Trade Organization
Mr. Hudgins and Mr. Smith discussed the merits and drawbacks of the World Trade Organization, which would be a much stronger version of the GATT organiation. The CATO Institute ...
7Aug 26, 1992
Re-Regulation Explosion: Cost & Consequences
The Heritage Foundation sponsored a forum on what the speakers perceived as a recent increase in governmental regulation and its effect on the nation’s economy and international ...
15Aug 20, 1992
Conflict in Former Yugoslavia
Members of a panel debated U.S. involvement in former Yugoslavia in a forum entitled, “Yugoslavia Meltdown: Should the U.S. Intervene Militarily?” Mr. Seay spoke against military ...
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