Chicago Young Republicans Weigh In

Illinois or Bust, A Cocktail Hour Event with Joel Kotkin on Nov. 2

Illinois has a major metropolis, a booming suburban landscape, and rich rural farmland. In short, we’ve got it all. Change is afoot, however. Demographic and technology advancements are transforming how and where Illinoisans will live and work. What's in store for Illinois, and what policies will best help us capitalize on our future? Should we look to government-centric initiatives like high-speed rail, or should we instead focus on promoting free markets?

Joel Kotkin, a noted political author and leading expert on the evolution of places, has looked into that crystal ball and compiled his findings in "The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050." Contrary to the gloomy projections for America's decline, Kotkin presents a sunny forecast for our future. Free market policies, combined with demographic vitality, untapped open space, and society's proven adaptability, offer the best route to continued prosperity during challenging times.

Join Illinois Policy Institute on November 2 for a cocktail hour discussion on his fascinating topic with Joel Kotkin, noted author and leading expert on the evolution of cities, towns, and rural places across the world. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, and Politico.com. His latest book, The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050 will be for sale at the event.

Kotkin will be available to sign copies of his book.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

FREE FOR CYR MEMBERS. (Normally $30.)

Use discount code KOTKIN when you RSVP, and you'll receive a complimentary registration to what is sure to be a fascinating conversation.