The 21st edition of the Index of Economic Freedom (www.heritage.org/index) evaluates economic conditions and government policies in 186 countries. Since its inception in 1995, the Index, an annual cross-country analysis by The Heritage Foundation, in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal, has tracked the progress of economic freedom around the globe and measured the impact of advancing economic liberty.
Hidden in Plain Sight: What Really Caused the World’s Worst Financial Crisis and Why It Could Happen Again
The 2008 financial crisis was a major event, equivalent in its initial scope – if not its duration – to the Great Depression of the 1930s. What caused it will be debated for years. Conventional wisdom claims that the crisis was caused by Wall Street greed and insufficient regulation of the financial system. Thus, the most comprehensive financial-system regulation since the New Deal – the Dodd-Frank Act – was enacted. Peter J. Wallison, however, offers a compelling, competing narrative that contends the crisis was actually caused by government housing polices and that in reality the Dodd-Frank Act has only served to slow the recovery from the recession
With President Obama nominating Ashton Carter, a former Deputy Secretary of Defense, for the top job at the Pentagon, the Department of Defense (DoD) is at a crossroads. Carter, slated to become President Obama’s fourth Secretary of Defense, will face a number of institutional and national security challenges – all of which will require him to draw from his vast experience in the department. Obvious objectives will include the formulation of a more effective strategy against ISIS, a determination on how to counter a revanchist Russia, tackling elements of defense reform, and the restoration of budgets that are consistent with the unpredictable strategic operating environment in which U.S. forces find themselves.
Recently Posted Events
at Bonita Bay Club
On Monday, January 19, The Heritage Foundation and Heritage Action for America hosted a luncheon featuring Heritage President Jim DeMint and Group Vice President of Strategic Communications Geoffrey Lysaught in Bonita Springs. The event focused on “Reaching Americans with the Conservative Message,” and was a part of a luncheon series hosted by The Associates Club of Southwest Florida. Join us for the next luncheon in Naples, Florida!
at Reserve Officers Association
Thank you for joining us for The Heritage Foundation’s 2014 Antipoverty Forum!
Each year, the Antipoverty Forum gathers researchers, policy leaders, expert practitioners, and communicators seeking to help more Americans overcome poverty and social breakdown through effective principles in action.
The 2014 Antipoverty Forum was held on Thursday, November 20 in Washington, D.C. at the historic Reserve Officers Association. This year’s forum included the announcement of the 2014 national winner of WORLD News Group’s “Hope Award for Effective Compassion.”
at Lafayette Club
On Wednesday, September 24th, The Heritage Foundation hosted a Reception and Dinner featuring Heritage President Jim DeMint at the Lafayette Club in Minnetonka Beach, Minnesota.
at Balboa Bay Club & Resort
On Wednesday, June 11, The Heritage Foundation hosted a Reception and Dinner featuring Heritage President Jim DeMint at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort.
On Wednesday, June 11, The Heritage Foundation hosted a Breakfast featuring Jim DeMint at The Grand Del Mar in San Diego, California.
at Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
at Hilton Omaha
On Monday, June 9th, The Heritage Foundation hosted a Panel Discussion, Reception and Dinner featuring Heritage President Jim DeMint at the Hilton Omaha.
at Halekulani Hotel
The Heritage Legacy Society hosted a panel discussion, reception, and dinner in Honolulu on Thursday, May 8, at the Halekulani Hotel. The event featured Heritage President Jim DeMint, Heritage Policy Expert Ryan Anderson, and Hawaii Family Advocates President Jim Hochberg, all of whom spoke about the debates on marriage, life, and faith.
at Washington Marriott Wardman Park
This year’s President’s Club Meeting gathered hundreds of Heritage’s most dedicated members who participated in pressing policy discussions as we charted a path to counter the left’s assault on our nation. The event featured some of America’s top policy experts, commentators, lawmakers, and journalists including: Dr. Ben Carson, Jim DeMint, Bill Kristol, Stephen Moore, The Hon. Rand Paul, and The Hon. Rick Santorum.
at Ritz-Carlton Naples Golf Resort
This year’s Annual Leadership Conference took place at the Ritz-Carlton Naples Golf Resort, Naples, in Florida, from Thursday, April 10 – Saturday, April 12, 2014. We were excited to feature several prominent leaders in the conservative movement at the conference, including filmmaker Jeremy Boreing, Dr. Ben Carson, Senator Ted Cruz, Governor Nikki Haley, Congressman Jim Jordan, and Senator Marco Rubio.