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Grand Rapids, Michigan May 18, 2001 — Author, professor, and award-winning financial advisor Mark Skousen will present "The Invisible Hand of Liberty Versus the Visible Hand of Government: Which Way, America?," a multimedia presentation featuring photographs, illustrations, and music to explain the free-market triumph over socialism and Marxism. The event will take place Thursday, June 21, in Grand Rapids, Michigan at the Ladies Literary Club at 61 Sheldon Blvd. SE and will be the last of the spring lecture series sponsored by the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty.

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A widely-respected and engaging speaker, Professor Skousen was ranked the #1 lecturer by the AmericanAssociation of Individual Investors. He is a Professor of economics and finance at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, editor of Forecasts and Strategies (one of the largest investment newsletters in the nation), and a Forbes columnist. Professor Skousen is also the author of 20 books, the most recent of which, The Making of Modern Economics: The Lives and Ideas of the Great Thinkers, will be featured at his June 21 presentation.

About the Acton Institute

With its commitment to pursue a society that is free and virtuous, the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty is a leading voice in the national environmental and social policy debate. The Acton Institute is uniquely positioned to comment on the sound economic and moral foundations necessary to sustain humane environmental and social policies.

The Acton Institute is a nonprofit, ecumenical think tank located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Institute works internationally to "promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles."

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