Update: The presentation in its entirety follows. Thanks to everyone that joined us!

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For those unfamiliar with the Show-Me Institute, SMI is a Missouri think tank in the libertarian-conservative mold. I serve as one of SMI’s policy analysts, so to give you an idea of the kind of work we do here:

The work of the institute is rooted in the American tradition of free markets and individual liberty. The institute’s scholars seek to move beyond the 20th-century mindset that every problem has a government solution. Instead, they develop policies that respect the rights of the individual, encourage creativity and hard work, and nurture independence and social cooperation.

Which is what tonight’s event is all about. More below the embed.

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Brian Riedl is the lead budget analyst for The Heritage Foundation. As the title suggests, tonight’s presentation will focus on the economic challenges that will face the U.S. in the not-too-distant future, especially in regard to the Federal budget. It promises to be a very interesting discussion, now that the debt ceiling debate is heating up.

The event should start promptly at 8pm ET and last about an hour. If you have questions as the presentation goes forward, please leave a message in the comments or on Twitter, or join the discussion at Ustream.

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