Miami Luncheon

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 11:45 — 2:00 p.m.

Riviera Country Club, 1155 Blue Road, Coral Gables

Featuring Robert A. Levy, Chairman, Cato Institute; Mark Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; and Richard Rahn, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, Chairman, Institute for Global Economic Growth; moderated by Jerry Taylor, Vice President, Cato Institute.

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Please join us for an informative and entertaining policy luncheon and discussion with Cato’s Bob Levy, Mark Calabria, and Richard Rahn.

Civil libertarians and constitutionalists have questioned the Obama administration’s use of executive authority. Bob will examine the president’s record in five areas: (1) exercise of legislative power by administrative agencies; (2) excessive use of executive orders; (3) abuse of the treaty power; (4) selective enforcement of federal laws; and (5) surveillance by the National Security Agency.

Today big government is supported by trillions of dollars in borrowing. Mark and Richard will explain that recent policy proposals, such as President Obama’s “MyRA” retirement account and the new liquidity requirement for commercial banks, will serve only to increase demand for government debt. The added debt will facilitate higher levels of spending and foster even bigger government. Mark and Richard will argue that we must reverse this cycle of financial repression if we wish to decrease the size of government.

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration and Reception
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Policy Forum and Luncheon 

President Obama’s Constitutional Record
Robert A. Levy, Chairman, Cato Institute

MyRA, Banking Regulation, and the Return of Financial Repression
Mark Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute, Formerly senior staff, U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs

Richard Rahn, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, Former Chief Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Registration fee is $25 per person, which can be paid at the door.
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