Guns and Butter: Promoting Economic Growth and Prosperity
Recorded on April 21, 2006
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
In a long war, there can be no trade-off between security and
economics. Economic growth and prosperity are at the very crux of a
country's security and well-being. Throughout 2006, in anticipation
of the 5th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, The Heritage Foundation
is hosting a series to evaluate the Administration and Congress'
efforts to restructure the country's national security system. This
meeting will analyze the federal government's economic policies and
how these policies have been impacted by national security policy.
Have national security concerns and strategy helped or hindered
economic growth over the past five years? Can the U.S. maintain a
free market and free trade amid today's clandestine threats?
"Grading" the Administration and Congress will be Dr. Larry
Lindsey, top economic advisor to President George W. Bush in the
aftermath of 9/11 and architect of the Bush tax cuts, and Dr. Jim
Miller, a Cabinet fixture and expert counselor on the budget and
government regulation for President Ronald Reagan. Join us for a
panel discussion examining the state of America's economic might