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InsiderOnline Blog: May 2014

To Do: Raise a Glass to Leszek Balcerowicz

Celebrate the work of Leszek Balcerowicz, who, as Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, liberalized Poland’s economy in the 1990s. The Balcerowicz Plan helped Poland achieve one of the highest growth rates of the former communist regimes. The Cato Institute will award Balcerowicz with its 2014 Milton Friedman Prize on May 21 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.

Assess how much of a threat al Qaeda is to the United States today. The terrorist organization’s transformations in recent years will be the subject of a Foreign Policy Research Institute lecture by Seth Jones of the RAND Corporation. Jones will speak at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia at 5:30 p.m. on May 20.

Learn how to use Twitter to be the most effectively advocate for liberty you can be. American Majority will host a Twitter Activism Webinar on May 20.

Find out what the Tea Party can learn from Barry Goldwater’s 1964 presidential campaign. George Will will speak at The Heritage Foundation at noon on May 20.

Examine the consequences of the “Great Society.” The American Enterprise Institute will host a discussion on the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” speech that marked a vast expansion in the scale and scope of the welfare state. AEI’s Nicholas Eberstadt and Robert Doar, along with Elaine Kamarck of the Brookings Institution and Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute will speak. The event will begin at 1:45 p.m. on May 22.

Discover how student governments can protect freedom. That’s the theme of a webinar that the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education will host at 3 p.m. on May 22.

Posted on 05/16/14 05:24 PM by Alex Adrianson

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