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.
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?
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.
On March 1, 2016, The Heartland Institute announced that the event space in its new Arlington Heights, Illinois headquarters would be named the “Andrew Breitbart Freedom Center.” The facility features state-of-the-art digital technology, including the ability to live-stream socially shareable and interactive events on [[ ]]Heartland’s YouTube]]] page. In addition to hosting its own events on a weekly schedule, Heartland is making the Andrew Breitbart Freedom Center available free of charge to conservative, libertarian, and other liberty-centric groups for organizing and training activists, speeches and panel discussions, public-speaking instruction and practice sessions, movie screenings, and more.
The lecture by Dr. Fred Goldberg presents some basic facts concerning CO2 and its properties, discusses the residence time in the atmosphere of human emissions, and why it has no measurable effect on the climate. The lecture also explains the 30% increase of CO2 during the last century, why it is not human-caused, what is causing the climate changes, and what the climate will be in the future.
“Probably the most widely repeated claim in the debate over global warming is that ‘97% of scientists agree’ that climate change is man-made and dangerous,” the authors write. “This claim is not only false, but its presence in the debate is an insult to science.”
With these words, the authors begin a detailed analysis of one of the most controversial topics of the day. The authors make a compelling case against claims of a scientific consensus. The purported proof of such a consensus consists of sloppy research by nonscientists, college students, and a highly partisan Australian blogger. Surveys of climate scientists, even those heavily biased in favor of climate alarmism, find extensive disagreement on the underlying science and doubts about its reliability.
An Article V convention is one of two methods allowed by the Constitution of the United States to propose amendments. A convention is called by Congress when 34 state legislatures submit applications calling for a convention. As the news media reports a growing number of presidential candidates support an Article V convention, many people wonder how the convention process works.
Two special guests will join us to talk about their plans to simulate a constitutional convention. Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Thomas Brennan, now with Convention USA, and former Iowa state legislator Neal Schuerer of Campaign Constitution will talk about how their systems work. They will also address falsehoods being spread by opponents of a convention.
Former Congressman and current AM 560 The Answer radio personality Joe Walsh joins The Heartland Institute's National School Choice Week event as keynote speaker on Saturday, January 30 at The Heartland Institute's offices in Arlington Heights. The event will feature a panel discussion on how education choice benefits all students across Chicagoland and across the country. Every child deserves access to a quality education.
The forth panel covers direct primary care, Medicaid reform, Obamacare and certificate of need laws. Speaking on this panel are Dr. Hal Scherz of Docs4PatietCare; Heartland State Government Relations Manager Logan Pike; and Vice President of Policy for the James Madison Institute Sal Nuzzo.
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.
The keynote address comes from founder and CEO of Mainstreet Zeke Turner. His presentation, titled “Beyond Health Care Reform: How Mainstreet Is Transforming Lives and Disrupting Bureaucracy,” describes certificate of need laws and other regulations hindering the growth of his company.