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Saturday, July 20 • 10:00am - 10:30am
How To Argue Against the “Socialists of All Parties”

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Friedrich Hayek famously dedicated The Road To Serfdom to “the socialists of all parties.” Socialism is back, especially among younger people. Katherine Mangu-Ward, Matt Welch, and Nick Gillespie discuss the reasons for its comeback and show how socialist policies will inevitably make us less wealthy, less free, and less happy.

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Matt Welch

Editor-at-Large, Reason
Matt Welch is an editor at large at Reason. He served as Reason‘s editor in chief from 2008-2016. He is co-author, along with Nick Gillespie, of the 2011 book The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong With America.” Welch also wrote t... Read More →
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Katherine Mangu-Ward

Editor-in-Chief, Reason Magazine
Katherine Mangu-Ward is editor in chief of Reason, the magazine of “free minds and free markets.” She started as a Reason intern in 2000, and has worked at The Weekly Standard and The New York Times. She lives in Washington, D.C.
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Nick Gillespie

Editor-At-Large, Reason Magazine, New Threats To New Media: How to Stop Liberals and Conservatives From Destroying Free Speech
Nick Gillespie is an editor at large of Reason, a two-time finalist for National Magazine Awards, and the co-author, with Matt Welch, of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong With America. Follow him on Twitter at @nickgillespie and on I... Read More →

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Reason Foundation advances a free society by developing, applying, and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law. Our top-tier think tank and political and cultural magazine reach a diverse, influential audience, advancing the... Read More →

Saturday July 20, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Rivoli Ballroom