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    The Future: Economic Peril or Prosperity?

    Featuring Robert Whaples: Professor of Economics, Wake Forest University
    on January 16, 2017
    Shaftesbury Society Presentation Most economists are optimistic about the future — predicting a continued rise in standards of living — because they expect technology to improve…
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    ** CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER **

    Featuring Becki Gray: Senior Vice President, John Locke Foundation
    on January 9, 2017
    Becki Gray’s Shaftesbury presentation scheduled for Monday, Jan. 9, has been cancelled due to poor weather and road conditions.  How far have we come along…
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    Alexander Hamilton’s Liberalism: Distinguishing Fact and Myth

    Featuring Richard Salsman: Assistant Professor of Political Economy, Duke University
    on December 12, 2016
    Alexander Hamilton was America’s most important Founding Father after Washington. What were the main features of his political economy? Many Jeffersonian libertarians today deride him as a statist – whether…
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    Moving Forward: What Do The Election Results Really Mean?

    Featuring John Hood: President, Pope Foundation
    on November 28, 2016
    Once the votes are counted, the work to move North Carolina forward will continue. In this presentation, analyst John Hood will discuss the implications of the results for our state…
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    What is a Mandate? Any Why Should You Care?

    Featuring Matt Bales: Executive Director, North Carolina Coalition for Fiscal Health
    on November 21, 2016
    Mandates are state-based legislation that require North Carolina businesses and individuals to pay more for their health insurance coverage by forcing insurance companies to pay for extra benefits. In this…
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    The Supreme Court: Looking Forward

    Featuring Greg Wallace: Professor, Campbell University School of Law
    on November 14, 2016
    Professor Greg Wallace will provide a post-election review of the future of the Supreme Court. He will discuss the effect of Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing, the vacancy…