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Economic Debates in Minnesota

October 5, 2013 1 minute Read by Matthew Denhart

This weekend the Bush Institute's 4% Growth Project partnered with the Minnesota Urban Debate League to host a regional qualifying debate in Minneapolis. More than 160 Minnesota high school students converged on Minneapolis South High School to debate U.S. economic policy toward Mexico, Cuba, and Venezuela. After two days and multiple rounds of debate, 12 students have qualified to compete in the Bush Institute's "National Championship" debates that will take place in Dallas, Texas, October 19-20, 2013.

A few pictures from the weekend:

Special thanks to our sponsor: The Hersh Foundation.

 

Fellow Ike Brannon delivers an economics coaching seminar to the students.

 

Students make final preparations before their debate commences.

 

A debate underway.

 

Prizes for the debate champions.

 

The debate champions with executive director Amy Cram Helwich and chair Dean Eyler.

 


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Matthew Denhart
Matthew Denhart

Matthew Denhart is an expert on immigration policy and is the author of the Bush Institute’s America's Advantage: A Handbook of Vital Immigration and Economic Growth Statistics, now in its third edition. He currently serves as executive director of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and is a founder of the Coolidge Scholars Program which provides full-ride merit scholarships to America's most promising college students. A summa cum laude graduate of Ohio University, Denhart has written and spoken widely on a variety of policy topics including the economics of higher education, labor, and taxes. He has contributed articles to numerous national publications including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, CNN Opinion, and Bloomberg View. 

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