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Jan 26

Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) addresses “How Federal Spending Undercuts Economic Freedom”

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Why Economic Freedom Matters,
Why It's Declining in the U.S.,
and How to Get It Back

The latest Index of Economic Freedom, compiled by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal, shows the U.S. continued to fall in global rankings last year, due primarily to the explosion in government spending. Increased regulatory interference in health care and financial markets also contributed to the decline in economic freedom. This event will come just one day after President Obama delivers his State of the Union Address – and one day after the House of Representatives is expected to pass a resolution endorsing a reduction in spending to 2008 levels.

Join Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Heritage experts to hear what those cuts may mean for economic freedom, how greater economic freedom can improve the State of the Union, and what policy initiatives can help the U.S. regain the level of economic freedom that made it the most prosperous nation in the world.

More About the Speakers

Featuring Keynote Remarks by
The Honorable Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives

Followed by a Discussion with
Kim Holmes, Ph.D.
Editor of the Index of Economic Freedom and Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation

William Beach
Director, Center for Data Analysis, The Heritage Foundation