Cato University 2009

July 26, 2009 - July 31, 2009

Schedule

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Sunday, July 26
3:00pm – 6:00pm Registration
6:30pm – 7:30pm Reception
7:30pm – 9:00pm Dinner with speaker Tom Palmer – “Emerging Challenges to Freedom and Limited Government

Monday, July 27
8:00am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 10:30am Tom Palmer – “Sociology of the State
10:30am – 10:45am Refreshment Break
10:45am – 12:15pm Robert Higgs – “The Economics of Public Choice
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
2:00pm – 3:30pm Robert McDonald – “The Crisis of the British Empire and the American Revolution
3:30pm – 3:45pm Refreshment Break
3:45pm – 5:00pm Marcus Cole – “The Law of Freedom and the Law of Power
6:30pm – 7:00pm Reception
7:00pm – 9:00pm Dinner with speaker, Tibor Machan – “The Ethics of Responsibility

Tuesday, July 28
8:00am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 10:30am Robert McDonald – “The Crisis of the Civil War and Its Consequences
10:30am – 10:45am Refreshment Break
10:45am – 12:15pm Robert Higgs – “War and the Cult of National Planning
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
2:00pm – 3:30pm Robert Higgs – “The Great Depression: Causes and Consequences
3:30pm – 3:45pm Refreshment Break
3:45pm – 5:00pm Marcus Cole – “Interventionist Roots of the Financial Crisis of 2008-09
6:30pm – 7:00pm Reception
7:00pm – 9:00pm Dinner speaker, Veronique de Rugy – “The Growing Threats to Financial Privacy

Wednesday, July 29
8:00am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 10:30am Tibor Machan – “Rights as Bulwarks Against Abuse and Tyranny
10:30am – 10:45am Refreshment Break
10:45am – 12:15pm Veronique de Rugy – “The Irrationality of Statist Responses to Crises
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
2:00pm – 3:30pm Marcus Cole – “Law, Economics and the Bailout Impulse
3:30pm – 6:00pm Free Time
6:00pm – 7:00pm Reception
7:00pm – 9:00pm Dinner speaker, Randal O’Toole – “Planning vs. Order

Thursday, July 30
8:00am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 10:30am Robert McDonald – “Responses for Crises: The Political Made Personal
10:30am – 10:45am Refreshment Break
10:45am – 12:15pm David Boaz – “The Rebirth of Liberty Amidst War and Depression
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
2:00pm – 3:30pm Tom Palmer – “Freedom in a Historical Perspective
3:30pm – 3:45pm Refreshment Break
3:45pm – 5:00pm Dan Mitchell, “Leviathan on a Diet: Tax Competition and Restraints on State Power
6:30pm – 7:00pm Reception
7:00pm – 9:00pm Dinner speaker, David Boaz – “The Perils of Statism and the Promise of Freedom

Friday, July 31
8:00am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 10:30am Tom Palmer – “What Citizens Can Do to Protect Liberty