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Friday, July 10 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
DEBATE "Are We in Moral Progress or Decline?" Michael Shermer, Charles Murray, Allen West, Steve Watts; Mark Skousen, mod.
DEBATE -
"Are We in Moral Progress or Decline?"
Michael Shermer, Charles Murray, Allen West, Steve Watts, Mark Skousen (mod)

Moderators
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Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include  Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →

Speakers
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Charles Murray

Political Scientist, Author, American Enterprise Institute
Charles Murray is a political scientist, author, and libertarian. He first came to national attention in 1984 with the publication of Losing Ground, which has been credited as the intellectual foundation for the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. His 1994 New York Times bestseller, The Bell Curve (Free Press, 1994), coauthored with the late Richard J. Herrnstein, sparked heated controversy for its analysis of the role of IQ in... Read More →
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Michael Shermer

Founding Publisher, Skeptic Magazine/ Columnist, Scientific American
Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a regular contributor to Time.com, and Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. His new book is The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom. He has been a college professor since 1979, also teaching at Occidental College, Glendale College, and Claremont Graduate... Read More →
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Steven Watts

Playboy and the Sexual Revolution in America, Professor, University of Missouri
Steven Watts specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of the United States. He has published articles and essays in the American Quarterly, Journal of American History, Journal of the Early Republic, and American Studies. The Republic Reborn won the annual book prize from the National Historical Society and was runner-up for the best book award from the American Studies Association, while The Magic Kingdom was reviewed in major... Read More →
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Allen West

President & CEO, National Center for Policy Analysis
Allen West is President & CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis. He believes that policy, not politics, will secure a sound economic future for Americans – with growth, opportunity and returning the promise of the American dream for coming generations. | West is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. During his 22-year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several... Read More →

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NCPA

The National Center for Policy Analysis --  “America’s Think Tank” -- is a Dallas-based research organization that generates private-sector, free-market solutions to public policy problems.  We bring together the best and brightest minds to tackle the country's most difficult public policy problems — in health care, taxes, entitlements, retirement, education, energy and natural resources. In doing so, we... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Celebrity Ballroom

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