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'Cato University' 2012: Big-Picture Political Economy

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 4, 2012

The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) were crucial in my intellectual development. Back in the 1970s, when I attended my first FEE and IHS seminars, there were few such gatherings on the political economy of liberty. For some of us students, the timing was just about right for receiving during the summer what we missing at our colleges and universities.

So it was with interest that I read about Cato University 2012.  The July 29–August 3 seminar is a great opportunity for students  of liberty. The redone, spacious Cato Institute at 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, will be the venue for the first time in many years.

“In a time of political turbulence, a presidential election, ideological posturing, and so much more,” the announcement  reads, “our nation’s capital is the perfect setting for examining the roots of our commitment to liberty and limited government and for exploring the ideas and values on which the American republic was founded.”