2015 Conference Videos

Here are videos of all of the presentations at the 2015 Preserving the American Dream conference. Watch presentations here or click on the link below each video to watch in the American Dream Coalition channel on YouTube.


The Federal Role in Transportation–Representative Blake Farenthold (R-TX27)


Texas Housing Costs–James Quintero, Texas Public Policy Foundation


Texas Transportation Funding–Ginger Goodin, Texas A&M Transportation Institute


Texas Tax Structure–Vance Ginn, Texas Public Policy Foundation


Texas Transportation Funding–Mike Heiligenstein, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority


Transport Affordability–Tom Rubin, Independent Consultant


Self Driving Cars–Marc Scribner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute


Funding Research–Trey Baker: Texas A&M Transportation Institute


Future of Mass Transit–Randal O’Toole, Cato Foundation


The Bowling Green, Ohio Taxi Case–Megan Forbes, Institute for Justice


How to fix housing affordability and restore property rights–Randal O’Toole, Cato Institute


Why people can no longer afford homes–Wendell Cox, Independent Consultant


Realistic Predictions for Automated Vehicles–Baruch Feigenbaum, Reason Foundation


The Future of Transport and Affordability–Alan Pizarski, Independent Consultant


Renewable Fuel Standard: Central Planning, Corporate Welfare; What Could Possibly Go Wrong?–Marlo Lewis, Competitive Enterprise Institute


Wetlands–Ed Kildruff, Independent Consultant


Market Urbanism–Scott Beyers, Independent Journalist


Opportunity Urbanism (full presentation)–Tory Gattis, Center for Opportunity Urbanism


What makes a city successful (3-minute clip)-Tory Gattis


The Hidden Costs of Land Use Planning and Growth Management–Samuel Staley, Florida State University-


Debate on Government-funded Rail Transit Expansion in Austin–For: Dave Dobbs, Austin Rail Now; Against: Thomas Rubin, Independent Consultant


Austin Rail Extension–Jim Skaggs


How We Defeated Greenlight Pinellas Light Rail in Florida–Barbara Haselden


How We Defeated Elgin Texas Rail–Vince May


Visual Approaches for Grassroots Activism–Glen Morgan, Executive Director, Citizens Alliane for Property Rights


Stopping the San Antonio Streetcar–Jeff Judson, Executive Director, Citizens Alliance for Property Rights


Communicating with Government Officials–Alan Pizarski, Independent Consultant; Tom Rubin, Independent Consultant; Bob Pishue, Director of Transportation at Washington Policy Center


Ridesharing Services versus Taxis–Jesse Hathaway, Heartland Institute