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Understanding Today's Economy
A Summer-Seminar Preview for Teens and Their Parents
Thursday, May 20, 2010

Program: 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Admission: $5 per person. Includes pizza dinner.
RSVP: 510-632-1366 or [email protected]
Location: The Independent Institute Conference Center, 100 Swan Way, Oakland, CA. 94621-1428
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Introduction: Why Economics Matters More Than Ever
Gregory Rehmke, Director, Economic Thinking / E Pluribus Unum Films

Healthcare Reform: A Principled Critique
Michael Winther, President, Institute for Principle Studies

Runaway Federal Deficits: Their Cost and Cure
Emily C. Skarbek, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics, San Jose State University

Will Civil Liberties Survive the Growth of Government?
Anthony Gregory, Research Analyst, The Independent Institute

Freedom and Prosperity: Lessons from Classic Authors
José Yulo, Ph.D., Lecturer, Academy of Art University

Gregory Rehmke
Gregory Rehmke is the Director of and has directed educational programs at the Center for the American Idea, Reason Foundation, and the Foundation for Economic Education. He is the co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Global Economics.
Michael Winther
Michael Winther is the Founder and President of the Institute for Principle Studies. His 20-hour course on American government, Christian ethics, and economics is used by many homeschoolers and other educators. He also serves on the Board of Scholars at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
Emily C. Skarbek
Emily C. Schaeffer is Research Fellow and Director of the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation at the Independent Institute and Assistant Professor of Economics at San Jose State University. She received her Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University, and she has been a F.A. Hayek Scholar and is the recipient of the Don Lavoie Memorial Award.
Anthony Gregory
Anthony Gregory is a Research Analyst at the Independent Institute. His articles on current events have appeared in numerous newspapers and websites. He is currently writing a book on liberty and the writ of habeas corpus.
José Maria J. Yulo
José Yulo teaches philosophy and western civilization at the Academy of Art University, and he has taught at Campion College, Mission College, and Foothill College. He received his Ph.D. in the philosophy of education from the University of San Francisco where his dissertation was on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

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