Biographical Information on the Speakers for
The Philadelphia Society Regional Meeting
Milwaukee, October 7-8, 2005

Victoria Hughes:

David Boaz:
Brief biography at
"Defining an Ownership Society" piece:           

Joshua Hochschild:
Prize Winning Essay at the Acton Institute in 1998:
“The Moral Foundation of Political Economy”
Review of two books by Virginia Postrel in The University Bookman:  

Mark Kalthoff:
Brief biography at

Ronald J. Pestritto:
Brief biography with links to many publications:
Link to Amazon’s page on his newest book: Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism

Allan Carlson:
For a good biography cf:

Gene Smiley
His most recent book is Rethinking the Great Depression (2002).
For a brief biography:
Also cf.
Gene reviews Randall E., Parker’s, Reflections on the Great Depression. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2002.

Joseph A. Morris:   
Brief biography:
Or cf. this link.

Paul Ryan:
Link to his Congressional site:

Bridgett Wagner:  
Brief biography:

John Goodman:
Brief biography:
His recent article on Social Security at 70:

Eugene Hickok:
Brief biography:

Jason Turner:
For brief biography:
For an excellent 9 minute video of Jason discussing his experience in Wisconsin:
  The Manhattan Institute’s Center for Civic Innovation Forum sponsored a seminar September 21, 2004, New York City on the topic, “Whither Welfare Reform? Lessons from the Wisconsin Experience” You can also find videos of speakers, Jason DeParle, Author, American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids and a Nation’s Drive to End Welfare (Viking, 2004); Lawrence Mead, Author, Government Matters: Welfare Reform in Wisconsin (Princeton University Press, 2004)  

His reflections on welfare reform in Wisconsin: “Welfare Reform: Can the States Fly Solo?”
Policy Review
, November-December 1996, Number 80:

William Schambra:
For a brief biography and a generous list of articles and speeches:

Tom Bray:
For a succinct article by Tom Bray which covers his new book, Soaring High:

Tracy Mehan discusses in interesting length Bray’s book in National Review Online, August 19, 2005, 8:21 a.m. “Green in America: A constructive, conservative approach.”