Free Market Forum
2007 Archives | Hillsdale, Michigan
The second Free Market Forum on “The Role of Markets and Governments in Pursuing the Common Good” was held on the campus of Hillsdale College on September 27-29, 2007. Over 100 faculty members and state policy leaders from across the United States and Canada attended the discussions. Evening speakers included Walter Williams, Burton Folsom, Jr., and Mark Steyn. Six panel discussions filled the remainder of the weekend.
The papers from the Free Market Forum 2007 (except Wesbury) are available for download below. Simply click on the title to open the file.
Please note, all of the talks are available in audio format from Hillsdale College. Please call 1-800-437-2268.
Walter E. Williams
Panel 1: Monetary Policy and the Common Good
Panel 2: The Legacy of Milton Friedman
"Friedman's Influence on Public Policy"
"Friedman's Influence in the Academy"
"Friedman's Influence Overseas"
Panel 3: How to Teach Economics
"Teaching the Benefits of Capitalism"
"Progressives and Leviathan"
Burton W. Folsom, Jr.
Panel 4: Globalization and the Common Good
"Global Participation and Gain-Sharing"
"Corruption, Faith, and International Trade"
John E. Stapleford
"Markets, Governments, International Organizations and the Common Good"
Kent T. Saunders
Panel 5:The Moral Foundations of Classical Economics
"Classical Economics in The Wealth of Nations"
"The Significance of Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments"
James R. Otteson
"Classical Economics and the American Founding"
Panel 6: Christian Benevolence and the Welfare State
"Faith, Benevolence, and the State"
"Lessons of the Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort"
"Benevolence: The Difficult Art of Giving"
"Canada's Economics vs. the American Model"