Attend the "Trial of the New Century" at Freedom Fest for free

Freedom Fest, which bills itself as the world's largest gathering of free minds, has come to Las Vegas. It has started today and runs through Saturday.

And fittingly enough for an event that's all about freedom, its organizers have made one of the major events free to the public.

It's billed as "The Trial of the New Century" and will examine free-market capitalism. Emmy Award-winning economist Jeff Madrick will be the prosecutor, the Wall Street Journal's Stephen Moore will be the defense counsel, and Steve Forbes, Charles Gasparino, John Mackey and Doug Casey will be the witnesses. The best part is that Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman will be the judge. I'm surprised he didn't require it to be called the "Oscar Goodman Trial of the New Century."

Regardless, it should be entertaining. The event will be held from 5 - 6:15 p.m. on Friday, July 10, at the Bally's Event Center.

I'm hoping to go if - hint, hint - my boss lets me off a little early. I hope to see some of you there.

Also that night in the Bally's Event Center, Ron Paul's Campaign for Liberty will hold an event at 8 p.m. that is also open to the public.

You can find the full agenda for Freedom Fest here.

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