2012 Free Market Forum

2012 Free Market Forum

The 2012 Free Market Forum was held in Houston, Texas, with the largest number of faculty and state policy attendees to date. One-hundred-fifty attendees gathered from 32 states and provinces in North America, as well as Puerto Rico and Lithuania. Several hundred friends of Hillsdale College also participated.

Presentations

Presentation

“How to Think Clearly About Social Justice”
Reverend Robert Sirico, Acton Institute

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Panel 1: The International Debt Crisis

Chair: Burton Folsom, Hillsdale College

“The State of the European Union”
Eamonn Butler, Adam Smith Institute

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“The Debt Crisis in the U.S.”
Richard Rahn, Institute for Global Economic Growth

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“The Role of China in the U.S. Debt Crisis”
James A. Dorn, Towson University

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Panel 2: Economics and Immigration

Chair: Ron Mahurin, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

“Immigration and the American Founding”
Kevin Portteus, Hillsdale College

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“The Economic Case for Opening America’s Borders”
Shikha Dalmia, Reason Foundation

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“The Economic Case for Restricted Immigration”
Mark Krikorian, Center for Immigration Studies

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“America’s Spiritual Capital”
Theodore Malloch, Yale University

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Panel 3: The Gold Standard

Chair: Gary Wolfram, Hillsdale College

“The History of the Gold Standard”
George Selgin, University of Georgia

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“The Argument for Returning to the Gold Standard”
Brian Domitrovic, Sam Houston State University

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“The Argument Against Returning to the Gold Standard”
Lawrence H. White, George Mason University

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Presentation

“Economics and the 2012 Election”
Stuart Varney, FOX News

 

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