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Wednesday, October 30 • 9:30am - 10:15am
Policy Main Stage: The Future of the American Dream

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Is the American dream dead? It can often feel that way because Americans encounter one hurdle after another when pursuing the home, business, or life they wish to have. What if the problem isn’t the American dream, but the system around it? In this session, experts will discuss how regulation is stifling the American dream and how states can revitalize the American dream through systematic regulatory reform.

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Daniel M. Rothschild

Executive Director, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Daniel M. Rothschild is the Executive Director of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He leads strategy and oversees all programs and operations for the organization. His popular writing and articles and reviews have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Reason, Weekly... Read More →
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Christopher Koopman

Senior Director of Strategy and Research, Center for Growth & Opportunity at Utah State University
Christopher Koopman is the Senior Director of Strategy and Research at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. He specializes in regulation, competition, and innovation. His research and commentary has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington... Read More →
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James Broughel

Mercatus Center at George Mason University
James Broughel is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and an adjunct professor of law at the Antonin Scalia Law School. He specializes in state and federal regulatory procedures, cost-benefit analysis, and economic growth.Broughel has authored... Read More →
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Rea Hederman

Executive Director of the Economic Research Center and Vice President of Policy, The Buckeye Institute
Rea S. Hederman Jr. is executive director of the Economic Research Center and vice president of policy at The Buckeye Institute. In this role, Hederman oversees Buckeye’s research and policy output.  A nationally recognized expert in healthcare policy and tax policy, Hederman has... Read More →

Wednesday October 30, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am MDT