Cato Club Naples

March 12, 2015

Grey Oaks Country Club
2400 Grey Oaks Drive North
Naples, FL

By invitation only
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Featuring Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute; and Brink Lindsey, Vice President for Research, Cato Institute; moderated by Robert Levy, Chairman, Cato Institute.

Please join us for Cato Club Naples — a series of exclusive events for Cato Sponsors whose annual contribution is $1,000 or more. Our final luncheon of the season will feature presentations by Cato scholars Alex Nowrasteh, author of many studies on immigration policy, and Brink Lindsey, author of Human Capitalism: How Economic Growth Has Made Us Smarter — and More Unequal and The Age Of Abundance: How Prosperity Transformed America's Politics and Culture.

The economic benefits of immigration reform are substantial, but increased enforcement mechanisms such as E-Verify or a national identity card could erase most of those gains. Alex Nowrasteh will explain how to maximize the benefits and minimize the costs of immigration reform while confronting the welfare state, especially in light of President Obama’s recent executive actions.

Next, Brink Lindsey will outline a pro-growth policy agenda and assess the political prospects for change. It's been almost six years since the official end of the Great Recession, but U.S. economic growth has remained stubbornly sluggish. Fears are mounting that growth rates well below the long-term historical average may now be the "new normal." Lindsey agrees. Throughout the twentieth century, rising labor force participation for women and rising skill levels for all workers helped to propel growth, but those demographic trends have shifted. To revive long-term growth, we need sweeping policy reforms that spur American innovation and dynamism.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Policy Forum and Luncheon

Can We Ever Reform Immigration?
Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity

Reversing the Growth Slowdown
Brink Lindsey, Vice President for Research, Cato Institute

Moderated by Robert Levy, Chairman, Cato Institute

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