2014 Free Market Forum

2014 Free Market Forum

Presentations

Presentation

“The Economics of Baby Boomers” 
P.J. O’Rourke, Author, The Baby Boom: How it Got That Way

Panel 1: Bitcoins

Chair: Gary Wolfram, Hillsdale College

“History of Alternative Currencies”
Garrick Hileman, London School of Economics

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“How Bitcoins Work”
Sam Patterson, Author, Bitcoin Beginner

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“Bitcoins: Problems and Prospects”
George Selgin, University of Georgia

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“Obamacare and Productivity”
Casey Mulligan, University of Chicago

Panel 2: Income Inequality

Chair: Burton Folsom, Hillsdale College

“The History of Income Inequality in the U.S.”
Michael D. Tanner, Cato Institute

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“The Effect of Government Intervention”
Robert Rector, Heritage Foundation

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“Income Inequality as a Political Issue”
Tim Carney, American Enterprise Institute

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Panel 3: The Finances of American Cities

Chair: Kris Mauren, Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty

“Lessons from Detroit”
Kevin D. Williamson, National Review Online

“Lessons from Vallejo, Stockton, and San Bernardino”
Wayne Winegarden, Pacific Research Institute

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“Lessons from St. Petersburg”
Rick Baker, Author, The Seamless City

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“The Problem of Crony Capitalism”
Charles Payne, FOX Business Network

Panel 4: Online Education—Looking Back and Looking Forward

“How I Used PovertyCure in the Past Year”
Kevin Hughes, Mount Vernon Nazarene University

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“Online Education: Where Are We Headed?”
Margaret Britt, Mount Vernon Nazarene University

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“The Principles of Free Market Economics: Experiences Teaching Online”
Gary Wolfram, Hillsdale College

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“Common Sense Economics for Life”
James Gwartney, Florida State University
John Kessler, IPFW

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