November 24, 2009 | News Releases on Jobs and Labor Policy
WASHINGTON, NOV. 24- 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 Chicago on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Moore's speech at 1 p.m. at the Fairmont Chicago, 200 N Columbus Dr., will be preceded by a luncheon at noon and a panel discussion at 10 a.m. The panel, "Rescuing Enterprise and Free Markets in America," will feature:
Moore will speak after an 11:30 reception and lunch attended by Heritage President Edwin J. Feulner.
Event sponsor is the Chicago Committee for Heritage, a group of local business and civic leaders who support Heritage's conservative public policy research. Steve Barney is committee chairman; Bob Stuart and Mike Keiser are honorary chairmen.
"The dollar has been in a steady state of decline," Moore wrote in an Oct. 29 article. "The flood of money, combined with [President] Obama's trillion-dollar deficits, has moved America away from the Reagan-Volcker-Greenspan-Clinton maxim of keeping the dollar 'as good as gold.' "
In collaboration with Arthur B. Laffer and Peter Tanous, Moore cowrote the 2008 bestseller The End of Prosperity: How Higher Taxes Will Doom the Economy--If We Let It Happen. The author of five other books, he previously was a budget expert at Heritage and a contributing editor for National Review. In 1999, he founded the Club for Growth, a political action committee with more than 25,000 members, serving as its president until 2004.
The Chicago Committee for Heritage is one of 12 Heritage-affiliated groups in metropolitan regions across the nation, including Atlanta, Minneapolis, the San Francisco Bay area and Naples, Fla.
Tickets are $30 for Heritage members, $60 for non-members, $20 for students.
The Heritage Foundation is the nation's most broadly supported public policy research institute, with more than 545,000 individual, foundation and corporate donors. Heritage, founded in February 1973, has a staff of 244 and an annual expense budget of more than $60 million.