Economists to debate the financial crisis

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies student chapter at Indiana University Maurer School of Law – Bloomington will host a debate between two economists on everything from bailouts and stimulus packages to Cash for Clunkers programs.

Fred Smith, president and founder of Competitive Enterprise Institute, and Martin Spechler, Ph.D., professor of economics at IU, will discuss whether "Big Government" is getting too big or if the government must do everything it can to stimulate the economy. Timothy Lynch, professor of financial regulation and international trade at the Maurer School of Law, will moderate. The debate begins at noon Feb. 8 in the Moot Courtroom at the law school. The event is free and open to the public.

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