Hoover Institution Retreat October 18–20, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009
Sunday, October 18
6:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks by John Raisian
Before-dinner remarks by Christopher Cox
Taming the Budget Beast in a Post-Bailout World
Monday, October 19
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Stephen Dubner
Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes,
and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. John Cogan and Daniel Kessler
The Future of Health Care Reform
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Neel Kashkari
A Review of the Causes of the Financial Crisis
and Key Lessons for Reforming Our Regulatory System
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Victor Davis Hanson
Our Brave New Foreign Policy
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
Michael Boskin and John Cogan
How California Can Get Its Groove Back:
An Update on the California Tax Reform Commission

George Shultz
Significant Progress toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons
Shelby Steele
Why Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama Don't Really Like America
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
Scott Atlas
Health Care Reform: Options and Consequences
Thomas Henriksen
The New American Way of War in Afghanistan
Norman Naimark
Stalin in the Hoover Archives
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
Morris Fiorina
The 2008 Elections and the Status of the Republican Party
Edwin Meese
What's Happening at the Supreme Court
7:15 p.m. Before-dinner remarks by Greg Jaffe
The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the
Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army
Tuesday, October 20
8:15 – 8:45 a.m. Richard Sousa
Nines Are Wild
8:45 – 9:30 a.m. Russell Roberts
Heads They Win, Tails We Lose:
Causes and Consequences of the Financial Crisis
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Michael McConnell
Free Enterprise and Free Exercise
10:45 – 12:15 p.m. A Tribute to Rose and Milton Friedman: Thoughts on
What They Would Have Done in Today's Economic Circumstances

Introductory remarks by Thomas Sowell followed by a panel discussion with Michael Boskin and Edward Lazear, moderated by John Raisian

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