2013 Free Market Forum

2013 Free Market Forum

Presentations

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“Coming Apart: The Class Divide in America Today”
Charles Murray, Author, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010

Panel 1: Economics and Education

Chair: Gary Wolfram, Hillsdale College

“The Relationship of Funding and Achievement in K-12 Education”
Lisa Snell, Reason Foundation

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“The Influence of Teachers’ Unions on K-12 Education”
Terry Moe, Hoover Institution

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“The Dilemma of Higher-Education Financing”
Richard Vedder, Ohio University

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Panel 2: Capitalism and Poverty

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

“Is Capitalism Unfair?”
David C. Rose, University of Missouri – St. Louis

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“Addressing Poverty in Africa: Principles and Pitfalls”
George B.N. Ayittey, President, Free Africa Foundation

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“Capitalism and Christian Ethics”
Edd Noell, Westmont College

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“Lessons from the Debate over Fracking”
Ann McElhinney, Journalist and Filmmaker

Panel 3: The Economic and Political Significance of the Dodd-Frank Act

Chair: Burton Folsom, Hillsdale College

“What Caused the 2008 Crisis?”
Gene Epstein, Barron’s

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“Dodd-Frank and Obamacare: Different Problems, Same Illusory Solution”
Nicole Gelinas, Manhattan Institute

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“Dodd-Frank and the Constitution”
Todd Zywicki, George Mason University

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“Entrepreneurship in American History”
John Steele Gordon, Author, An Empire of Wealth

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“Christian Stewardship, Wealth & Poverty”
Ron Blue, Author, Master Your Money, and Founding Member, Kingdom Advisors

Faculty Panel: PovertyCure, Development Economics, and Teaching Effectively

Chair: Michael Matheson Miller, Director of the PovertyCure Initiative, Acton Media

“Poverty and Development Economics”
T. H. Kwa, Professor of Business, Sterling College

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“Entrepreneurial Pursuit:  Reposition for Advantage”
Tim Chandler, Professor of Communications, Hardin-Simmons University

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“Propelling Prosperity and Human Flourishing”
Senyo Adjibolosoo, Professor of Economics, Point Loma Nazarene University

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