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Friday, January 9 • 9:45am - 10:55am
The Economic Impact of Economic Freedom on Poverty and Prosperity - Special Feature

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While many claim that more government is the answer to reduce poverty, does the evidence across the U.S. support this? Is the best avenue out of poverty and into prosperity through more opportunities for everyone. Join us as our panelists discuss these questions and shed light on which approach is best at generating individual prosperity: more government programs or more freedom?

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Rep. James White

District 19, Texas House of Representatives
James White is a native Texan and grew up in Houston, where he attended public schools. He graduated with honors from Prairie View A&M University in 1986 with a degree in political science and military science. The United States Congress subsequently commissioned James as an officer... Read More →

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Dr. Frances Deviney

Associate Director, Research and Planning Program Director, Center for Public Policy Priorities
Frances Deviney joined the Center in 2005. As KIDS COUNT Director, she tracks the status of child well-being in Texas by collecting and analyzing state and county-level data. She also helps coordinate the center's family economic security work. Before coming to the center, she was... Read More →
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Hon. Chuck DeVore

Vice President of Policy, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Chuck DeVore is Vice President of Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, one of America's premier conservative state-level public policy think tanks. From 2004 to 2010, DeVore represented almost 500,000 people in the California State Assembly in the coastal Orange County region... Read More →
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Fred McMahon

Michael Walker Chair of Economic Freedom Research, Fraser Institute
Fred McMahon is Michael Walker Chair of Economic Freedom Research at the Fraser Institute, Canada. He manages the Institute’s international economic policy research and the Economic Freedom Network of independent think tanks in 90 nations and territories. Fred is a co-author of... Read More →

Friday January 9, 2015 9:45am - 10:55am CST
Capitol View Terrace South 701 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701

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