November 24, 2009

November 24, 2009 | News Releases on Jobs and Labor Policy

Chicago Group to Promote Prosperity of Free Market

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:

  • U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-6th-Ill.), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee who moved from the state legislature to Congress in 2006, quickly establishing himself as an advocate for tax relief and fiscal responsibility.
  • William Beach, an economist who directs the Center for Data Analysis at The Heritage Foundation, the leading Washington think tank.
  • Brian Wesbury, chief economist at the financial services firm First Trust Advisors L.P. of Wheaton, Ill.,and economics editor of American Spectator magazine.

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.

Register online here. For details, e-mail To see Heritage's related research, visit and click on Enterprise and Free Markets.

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.

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