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The Australian Libertarian: An Evening with Sen. David Leyonhjelm
April 13, 2017
Sen. David Leyonhjelm, the only true libertarian in the Australian Parliament – a man many call the Ron Paul of the political scene Down Under – speaks at The Heartland Institute on April 12, 2017. The stop at Heartland was part of his week-long trip to the United States.

April 13, 2017
Sen. David Leyonhjelm, the only true libertarian in the Australian Parliament – a man many call the Ron Paul of the political scene Down Under – speaks at The Heartland Institute on April 12, 2017. The stop at Heartland was part of his week-long trip to the United States.
June 5, 2016
Jeffrey Tucker is the Chief Liberty Officer and founder of, the global liberty community with advanced social and publishing features. He is Director of Digital Development for the Foundation for Economic Education, executive editor of Laissez-Faire Books, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy advisor of the Heartland Institute, founder of the Crypto Currency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an advisor to the blockchain application builder Factom, and author of five books.
April 15, 2016
On April 3, 2016, The Heartland Institute’s Author Series featured F.H. Buckley, author and foundation professor at George Mason University School of Law with his eye-opening, recently published book titled, “The Once and Future King: The Rise and Fall of Crown Government.” Buy "The Way Back" on Amazon today:
April 11, 2016
For eight years whenever you read or heard the word economy in relation to the United States it was preceded by the word sluggish. Well that was what the media wanted you to think and it has held back American industry from expanding for fear that another shoe would drop as a result of the doom and gloom forecasts. But the evidence is strongly to the contrary as the real economic indicators point to a very health recovery that has been slow and steady for all those eight years. Jay Lehr, Science Director of the The Heartland Institute explains in this video what the facts really are to support a very optimistic view of the future of the US economy.
April 1, 2016
The Austrian Economics Center’s 2016 Free Market Road Show U.S. will cover six cities: Chicago, Illinois; Bloomington, Indiana; San Francisco, California; Dallas, Texas; New York, New York; and Miami, Florida. PANELS Please join us on Thursday, March 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Heartland Institute for two panel discussions: Panel 1. The Role of the State and the American Dream Much of the world applauds and embraces socialism. Is the United States moving in that direction? Is the American Dream still alive? What is the appropriate role of the state in a responsible society? Panel 2. Freedom and Responsibility In an age of urbanization and growing populations, is the free movement of people a sustainable option? Do personal responsibility and freedom matter? SPEAKERS Federico N. Fernández is a senior fellow with the Austrian Economics Center (Vienna, Austria) and founder and president of Fundación Bases (Rosario, Argentina). Hannes Hólmsteinn Gissurarson is a professor of political science at the University of Iceland and a frequent commentator on current affairs in the Icelandic media. He is best known as a controversial spokesman for free-market policies and classic liberalism. Barbara Kolm is president of the Friedrich A. v. Hayek Institute in Vienna, Austria and director of the Austrian Economics Center. Kolm is an associate professor of Austrian economics at the University of Donja Gorica, Montenegro and a member of the board of Business Consultants of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and a member of the Mont Pélerin Society. She is president of the European Center for Economic Growth. Karl-Peter Schwarz is a well-known journalist currently engaged at one of the most important newspapers in the German-speaking area, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. His main area of interest is economic policy in South-East Europe. During his career he also served as a long-term editor in chief of Austria’s best known daily, Die Presse. Besides his sound knowledge of the economic situation in Europe, Schwarz is an expert on Austrian economics.
March 24, 2016
Is the American Dream failing? Are the rich getting richer, leaving the rest of us to struggle just to keep our heads above water? Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute investigates.
January 21, 2016
The third covers how some states have approached fundamental tax reform in their states, tax increases on hotels and “sin” products, and spending reforms. Speaking on this panel are Heartland Director of Government Relations John Nothdurft; Georgia State Senator Judson Hill (R-Marietta); American Legislative Exchange Council Director Jonathan Williams; and John Locke Foundation Vice President Becki Gray.
August 14, 2015
The forth panel covers the question of whether to restore spending cuts or cut taxes to help encourage continued economic growth and how states are facing these budget and tax issues. Speaking on this panel are Cascade Policy Institute President Steve Buckstein, State Budget Solutions President Bob Williams, and Arizona State Senate Majority Leader Andy Biggs. Moderating this panel is Idaho Freedom Foundation Expert Fred Birnbaum.
November 24, 2014
Walter Williams speaks at the 10th Heartland Benefit Dinner in 1994, about the role of government in a free society. Dr. Williams passed away at the age of 84 on December 2, 2020.
May 8, 2013
In this new book, "Dodd-Frank: What it Does and Why It's Flawed," Hester Peirce and a team of contributors at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University ask whether the law is an effective response to the financial crisis that so deeply rattled our nation. Taking a hard look at the law's celebrated objectives, they reveal that it not only fails to achieve many of its stated goals, it also creates dangerous regulatory pathologies that could lay the groundwork for the next crisis.
November 19, 2012
Steve Forbes speaks at a Heartland Author Series Event on November 15, 2012 at the Union League Club in Chicago. Forbes gave a presentation on his latest book, with Elizabeth Ames, "Freedom Manifesto."
October 16, 2012
Bob Chitister, founder and president of Free To Choose Network and collaborator with Milton Friedman, delivered a speech at a luncheon at The Heartland Institute on February 7, 2012. The title of his speech was: "Who Chooses, Who Benefits,
 Who Pays, and What's Fair?"