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  • Scenes from Our New York Dinner
    Our Second Annual Gala Awards Dinner, held on November 6th, 2014 at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan, was a smashing success! We congratulate Dr. Donald Boudreaux, the winner of the 2014 Coolidge Prize for Journalism, and the runner-up, Bhekuzulu Khumalo! We also congratulate Sydney Benjamin of Peacham, Vermont, the winner of the 2014 Calvin Prize for Vermont Youth, and runner-up Jay Tilden of St. Johnsbury, Vermont!
  • The Virtuous Obsession: Budget Summit in DC
    You’re probably wondering what skunks and Julie Andrews have to do with President Calvin Coolidge. For those of you who were able to attend our conference on Capitol Hill entitled ”The Virtuous Obsession: How Better Budget Law is Key to Meeting our Nation’s Fiscal Challenges,” you’ll remember the stuffed toy skunk former Congressional Budget Office Director June O’Neill brought as a prop. This skunk was given to Dr. O’Neill when she became CBO director in 1995 by her immediate predecessor, Robert Reischauer. The skunk was to serve as a constant reminder that the CBO’s role was to provide, as far as possible, an accurate picture of the fiscal impact of proposed legislation, no matter the consequences for the two major parties.
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Grand Old Protectionists: Calvin Coolidge and the Full Dinner Pail

The Grand Old Party (GOP) has changed tremendously since its founding in the mid-19th century in Ripon, Wisconsin. There are few issues on which the GOP has evolved more than trade policy. Today a solid majority of Republicans are supporters of free trade. This was not the case for most of the GOP’s history. In fact the principle of protectionism was a sacred pillar of the Republican Party. This philosophy was carried over from the Federalist and Whig economic programs of Alexander Hamilton and Henry Clay. Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican elected president, championed a protective tariff. A tariff was used both for revenues and to protect the American economy from Europe.

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The Virtuous Obsession: Budget Skunks and Julie Andrews

You’re probably wondering what skunks and Julie Andrews have to do with President Calvin Coolidge. For those of you who were able to attend our conference on Capitol Hill entitled “The Virtuous Obsession: How Better Budget Law is Key to Meeting our Nation’s Fiscal Challenges,” you’ll remember the stuffed toy skunk former Congressional Budget Office Director June O’Neill brought as a prop. This skunk was given to Dr. O’Neill when she became CBO director in 1995 by her immediate predecessor, Robert Reischauer. The skunk was to serve as a constant reminder that the CBO’s role was to provide, as far as possible, an accurate picture of the fiscal impact of proposed legislation, no matter the consequences for the two major parties.

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2014 New York Gala Awards Dinner

Our Second Annual Gala Awards Dinner, held on November 6th, 2014 at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan, was a smashing success! We congratulate Dr. Donald Boudreaux, the winner of the 2014 Coolidge Prize for Journalism, and the runner-up, Bhekuzulu Khumalo! We also congratulate Sydney Benjamin of Peacham, Vermont, the winner of the 2014 Calvin Prize for Vermont Youth, and runner-up Jay Tilden of St. Johnsbury, Vermont!

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