Cato Institute Senior Fellow to Speak at Presbyterian College

Cato Institute Senior Fellow to Speak at Presbyterian College

Presbyterian College’s Department of Economics and Business Administration will host Michael Tanner, a senior fellow with Cato Institute, to discuss his new book Going for Broke: Deficits, Debts, and the Entitlement Crisis on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7:15 p.m. in Edmunds Hall. Tanner’s book will be released in June, and he has authored a number of other books concerning public policy.

As a senior fellow for Cato Institute, Tanner conducts research about a variety of domestic policies, including poverty, social welfare policy, health care reform, and Social Security. Tanner has helped Cato to launch the Project on Social Security Choice, a project with the goal of converting the system into a private savings program. He is also currently working on a project to find solutions to poverty and inequality.

Tanner has written articles for a number of major American newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Not only does he often make appearances on network and cable news programs, but he also writes a weekly column for National Review Online and serves as a contributing columnist for the New York Post. Time magazine has called Tanner, “one of the architects of the private accounts movement,” and The New York Times has referred to him as “a lucid writer and skilled polemicist.”

This event will be sponsored by the BB&T Foundation. For questions, contact Terri Kressler at


Written by Erika Gotfredson, a senior English major from Duluth, Ga.