Lawrence Reed is the President of the Foundation for Economic Education. The foundation was founded in 1946, which makes it the oldest free market think tank in the country.
Lawrence Reed joins Dennis and Terry Brock at Freedom Fest, Las Vegas for a conversation on freedom and responsibility, the influence of think tanks, and the role they play in influencing public policy.
Mr. Reed, a speaker at the conference, said,
“We need to learn from history… It has lessons to teach us if only well heeded. I drew from the experience with ancient Rome. If we abandon the principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, expecting the state to keep the peace and leave you alone, we’ve started down the path to massive expenditures and burdens. And an ultimate loss of liberty. That’s a path we’ve gone down in this country quite some distance and we need to turn that around.”
Join Dennis as he interviews Lawrence Reed, who tells us more about the Foundation for Economic Education, the influence of think tanks overall, and the role they play in influencing public policy.
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