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Believe in People: A Virtual Conversation with Charles Koch and Brian Hooks

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February 24, 2021 12 - 1 PM EST
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We’re excited to host Charles Koch, chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, and Brian Hooks, president and CEO of Stand Together, in a virtual conversation with Peter Goettler, president and CEO of Cato Institute. Please join us on Wednesday, February 24, at noon (EST) as we discuss their new book, Believe in People.

The Cato Institute has long worked toward solutions for many of the problems addressed within Believe in People. Towering barriers are holding millions of people back, and the institutions that should help everyone rise are not doing the job. Crumbling communities. One‐​size‐​fits‐​all education. Businesses that rig the economy. Public policy that stifles opportunity and emboldens the extremes.

Today’s challenges call for nothing short of a paradigm shift—away from a top‐​down approach that sees people as problems to be managed and toward bottom‐​up solutions that empower people to realize their potential and foster a more inclusive society. Such a shift starts by asking: What would it mean to truly believe in people?

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Believe in People: Bottom‐​Up Solutions for a Top‐​Down World

A surprising take on how you can help tackle the really big problems in society–from one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs.

People are looking for a better way. Towering barriers are holding millions of people back, and the institutions that should help everyone rise are not doing the job. Crumbling communities. One‐​size fits all education. Businesses that rig the economy. Public policy that stifles opportunity and emboldens the extremes. As a result, this country is quickly heading toward a two‐​tiered society.

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Featuring Charles Koch, Chairman and CEO, Koch Industries; Brian Hooks, President and CEO, Stand Together; moderated by Peter Goettler, President and CEO, Cato Institute.