4. Economic Liberty Series

The Future of Freedom Foundation, in conjunction with the students in the George Mason University Economics Society, is pleased to present our Economic Liberty Lecture Series. Every month, FFF provides a lecture on the principles of economic liberty to the students of George Mason University and the general public. For a schedule of future events, please see our upcoming events.

David Boaz: “Socialism vs Capitalism”

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On March 31, 2014 David Boaz presented the above speech as part of the ongoing Economic Liberty Lecture Series, a joint project of The Future of Freedom Foundation and the George Mason University Economics Society. David Boaz is the executive vice president of the Cato Institute and has played a key role in the development of the Cato Institute and ...

Robert Higgs: “The Logic of Crisis and Leviathan and Why It Still Holds”

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On February 17, 2014 Robert Higgs presented the above speech as part of the ongoing Economic Liberty Lecture Series, a joint project of The Future of Freedom Foundation and the George Mason University Economics Society. Robert Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute and Editor at Large of the Institute's quarterly journal The Independent Review. He ...

Edward H. Crane: “The Myth of Economics”

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On October 16, 2013 Edward H. Crane gave the following speech as part of the Economic Liberty Lecture Series which is co-sponsored by The Future of Freedom Foundation and the George Mason Economics Society. Mr. Crane’s talk is entitled “The Myth of Economics:  They Changed Global Warming to Climate Change, Why not Economics to Economic Change?” Ed Crane is the ...

Daniel J. Smith: “A Tale of Two Disaster-Stricken Communities: Joplin and Tuscaloosa”

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On November 5, 2012, Daniel J. Smith gave the following speech at The Future of Freedom Foundation’s “Economic Liberty Lecture Series.” The speech can viewed below in its entirety. Daniel J. Smith is an Assistant Professor at the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University ...

Michael C. Munger: “More Markets? More Government? Wrong Question!”

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Michael Munger is Professor of Political Science, and Director of the PPE Certificate Program. His primary research focus is on the functioning of markets and regulatory policies. His other work includes a variety of policy monographs and reports, for private organizations and government agencies at the federal, state, and local level. He has taught at Dartmouth College, University of ...

Benjamin Powell: “No Sweat: How Sweatshops Improve Lives and Economic Growth”

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Benjamin Powell is an associate professor of economics at Suffolk University, the President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education, a senior economist with the Beacon Hill Institute, and a senior fellow with the Independent Institute. He earned his B.S. in economics and finance from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from ...
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