Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Clients,
If you had the good fortune of attending this year’s FreedomFest 2011 Conference at Bally’s Las Vegas July 14-16, you were treated to an excellent program, with many of today’s newsmakers, politicians, presidential candidates, and business leaders all making appearances and giving speeches.
Personally, aside from delivering a Keynote Speech: “Taxation in an Obama Nation,” or speaking at my workshop: “Estate Planning for Women Only – No Men Allowed,” the highlight of the week was my serving as the presiding judge at The Big Debate: “Public Unions, Good or Bad for America?” Mock Trial, featuring Steve Moore (Wall Street Journal) vs. Thea Lee (AFL-CIO), with key witnesses John Mackey (Whole Foods Market), Steve Greenhut (author, “Plunder”), Karl Shoemaker (law professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Spencer Pack (economics professor, Connecticut College). The vote by the 12 jurors (chosen among attendees) was closer than you think!
If you didn’t attend and want to watch The Big Debate, CSPAN Book TV is broadcasting the event this Saturday, July 30, starting at 4PM Eastern/1PM Pacific. For more information, click on this link: http://www.booktv.org/schedule.aspx. Other events from the FreedomFest being broadcast on CSPAN include:
Don Luskin, author, “I am John Galt: Today’s Heroic Innovators Building the World and the Villainous Parasites Destroying It”
Todd Buchholz and Mark Skousen debate Todd’s new book “RUSH: Why We Need and Love the Rat Race” moderated by Alex Green
Michael Shermer, author, “The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies–How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths”
Bumper Hornberger (Future of Freedom Foundation) debates Robert Kaufman (Pepperdine) on “Nation Building and The Bush Doctrine: Good or Bad for America?”
Arthur Brooks (American Enterprise Institute), author, “The Battle: How the Fight between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America’s Future”
Sally Pipes (Pacific Research Institute) and Grace-Marie Turner (Galen Institute) on “The Truth About ObamaCare”
And please mark your calendars for next year’s big show, July 11-14, 2012, at Bally’s/Paris Resort. Just think 7-11 in Vegas!
Jeffrey M. Verdon Law Group, LLC