Whose Capitalism, Which Free Market?
By Michael Schwarz, February 10, 2011 in Pedagogy and Teaching, Professional Development

From Rich Brake, Director of ISI's University Stewardship and Culture of Enterprise Initiative.  This looks great. 

Announcing an ISI Regional Economics Conference

Whose Capitalism, Which Free Market: Exploring the Moral Dimensions of the Market Economy

Date: Apr 9 2011
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   ET
Location: Taylor University, Upland, IN
Description: What is the vital connection between markets and morality?

Humane economist Wilhelm Ropke observed in the 1930's that the free market cannot long exist in the absence of certain bedrock institutions, including the family, religious faith, business ethics, a predictable legal framework, regulations for monopolies, and a widespread distribution of economic and political power. Fast-forward to today, and it would appear that Ropke's warning has not been heeded, with "too big to fail" now the dominant ethos of the age. This conference will seek remedies to today's crony capitalism by exploring the moral dimensions of a truly free and prosperous market order.

Alejandro Chafuen, President, Atlas Foundation, Washington, DC
"Christian Faith and the Roots of Austrian Economics"

Peter "P.J." Hill, Professor, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
"The Morality of Markets"

John Medaille, Professor, University of Dallas, Dallas, TX
"Free Markets and the Pursuit of the Common Good"

Lawrence Reed, President, Foundation for Economic Education, Atlanta, GA
"Political Liberty, Money Mischief, and the March toward Centralization"

Link to registration information: http://indiana.isi.org

Link to promotional flyer: http://www.isi.org/programs/conferences/indiana11/indiana11.pdf

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Lee Trepanier on Feb 11, 2011 at 4:01 am

Looks like a great program! I hope anyone in the region will attend.

about the author

Michael Schwarz
Michael Schwarz

As an assistant professor in the Department of History and Political Science at Ashland University (Ashland, OH), I teach both sections of the U.S. History survey as well as upper-level courses primarily in Early American History.  In 2008 I completed a Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky.  My dissertation and current research interests focus on Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and U.S. Relations with Great Britain after the American Revolution.  I am also a lifelong supporter of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  My wife and I reside in Ashland with our eleven-year-old beagle.