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October 25 Forum at WIU: More Trade, Not Aid

October 20, 2005

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MACOMB, IL - - Western Illinois University’s College Libertarians, a recognized student organization, will present the forum “More Trade, Not Aid: Market Solutions to Global Poverty” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the University Union Sandburg Lounge. The forum is open free to the public.

Presenter Adam Chacksfield, an assistant professor of political science at Western Illinois, will address such questions as: Do government sponsored foreign aid and development assistance really help the poor? Do restrictions on trade really alleviate poverty and contribute to economic growth? Can free trade and decentralized decision-making extend its benefits to the whole society?

An open question and answer session will follow the initial presentation.

For more information about WesternÂ’s College Libertarian student organization, visit the website at

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