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Ron Paul speaks at Loyola University Sept. 2

Loyola press release - August 24, 2009

U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas), will present “The Fed and Foreign Policy,” at Loyola University New Orleans on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m., in Nunemaker Hall on Loyola’s main campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Paul was invited to speak at Loyola by the College of Business Economics Club.

Paul, a Republican who represents the 14th Congressional District in Texas, ran unsuccessfully for U.S. president last year. Although he didn’t win the presidency, Paul gained millions of supporters who were drawn to his philosophy of limited government and a free economy. Most recently, Paul has challenged U.S. economic policy, criticizing the “Cash for Clunkers” program and challenging the Federal Reserve System to an audit.

Walter Block, Ph.D., head of the Economics Club and the Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Economics, said given the current economic crisis, Paul’s visit is especially relevant.

“Ron Paul’s economic expertise is legendary,” Block said. “From the healthcare debate to the Fed, I think we can all gain knowledge from listening to his insights on this economy.”

For more information on Paul’s lecture, contact Walter Block at 504-864-7934 or at wblock@loyno.edu. To schedule an interview with Paul or Loyola economics faculty, or to arrange coverage of this event, contact Catherine Koppel in the Office of Public Affairs at 504-861-5448 at ckoppel@loyno.edu.

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