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October 8, 2009

October 8, 2009 | News Releases on Economy

Moore, Heritage Analysts Examine Free Exterprise in St. Paul

WASHINGTON, OCT. 8--Stephen Moore, senior economics writer and editorial board member for The Wall Street Journal, will speak on "The Path Back to Prosperity" in a visit to St. Paul, Minn., on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Moore's speech at 7 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza St. Paul, 11 East Kellogg Blvd., will be preceded by a reception at 6 and a panel discussion on free enterprise at 4:30 featuring three policy and economic analysts with The Heritage Foundation, the leading Washington think tank.

Event sponsor is the Minneapolis/St. Paul Committee for Heritage, a group of local business and civic leaders who support Heritage's conservative public policy research.

The panel topic, "Rescuing Enterprise and Free Markets in America," will be tackled by James Gattuso, Heritage's senior research fellow in regulatory policy; J.D. Foster, Norman B. Ture senior fellow in the economics of fiscal policy; and former Rep. Ernest Istook, R-Okla., now a distinguished fellow in government relations at Heritage.

"The Washington establishment is dead wrong: Americans don't want bipartisan cooperation in supersizing the government right now," Moore wrote in his Sept. 23 column on results of a new Gallup poll. "Americans are in the mood for a radical shrinking of government in order to reduce debt and waste."

Moore is the co-author of the 2008 bestseller "The End of Prosperity:How Higher Taxes Will Doom the Economy--If We Let It Happen," written with Arthur B. Laffer and Peter Tanous. The book advocates pro-growth market initiatives to spur the nation's continued economic prosperity.

Moore, who joined The Wall Street Journal in 2005, appears regularly on radio and television programs throughout the country, including Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren." Previously a contributing editor for National Review, he is the author of five other books, including "It's Getting Better All the Time: The 100 Greatest Trends of the Last Century."

Moore, a proponent of a flat tax, also was a budget expert at Heritage and a senior economics fellow at Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank. In 1999, he founded the Club for Growth, a political action committee that financially backs candidates for Congress who support economic development. He served as its president until 2004.

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Committee for Heritage is one of 12 Heritage-affiliated groups in metropolitan areas across the nation, including Atlanta, Chicago, Naples, Fla., and Tucson, Ariz.

Tickets are $30 for Heritage members, $60 for non-members, $20 for students. Register online at For details, call Roger Whyte at (202) 608-1524 or e-mail

The Heritage Foundation is the nation's most broadly supported public policy research institute, with more than 537,000 individual, foundation and corporate donors. Founded in 1973, it has a staff of 244 and an annual expense budget of more than $60 million.

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