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One-eyed men leading the blind

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At least William Watson will be there to keep an eye on things, but otherwise, the jokes write themselves:

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Media Advisory: Fraser Institute Holding Free Economics Education Seminar for Parliament Hill Staff and MPs

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – The Fraser Institute is bringing its popular economics education programming to Parliament Hill on Tuesday, May 12, with an open session on market economics for all elected members and government staff.

How do economists tackle the big issues like taxes, stimulus, and recession? Do their recommendations change when times get tough? The Fraser Institute’s panel of experts will use economics to explain current policy issues against the backdrop of the number one news item of 2009: the global economic downturn. What are the causes, solutions, and long-term outcomes of this recession?

Each presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session featuring three panellists: Mark Mullins, Fraser Institute executive director, Niels Veldhuis, Fraser Institute senior economist, and William Watson, economics professor at McGill University.

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