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.

Scott Sumner: “The Crash of 2008 and Its Implications”

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Scott Sumner Video copy
Scott Sumner is Professor of Economics at Bentley University. His areas of interest are macroeconomics, monetary theory and policy, and history of economic thought. He has published articles in the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, and the Bulletin of Economic Research. He also runs a blog entitled "Themoneyillusion.com"

Charles K. Rowley: “Liberty and the State: A Virginia Political Economy Perspective”

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Charles Rowley
Charles K. Rowley is Professor of Economics at George Mason University and General Director of The Locke Institute in Fairfax, Virginia. Editor (Joint) of Public Choice since May 1990. Member of the Mont Pelerin Society. Listed in Mark Blaug's Who's Who in Economics (since 1986). Honorary Lifetime President of The European Public Choice Society. Founding Editor of The International Review of Law and ...

David Friedman: “Market Failure: An Argument Both For and Against Government”

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David Friedman
On October 5th, 2011 David Friedman gave the following speech at The Future of Freedom Foundation’s “Economic Liberty Lecture Series.” The speech ""Market Failure: An Argument Both For and Against Government"" can viewed above in its entirety. The Economic Liberty Lecture Series is a co-sponsored event of The Future of Freedom Foundation and the George Mason University Economics Society.

James Bovard: “Obama’s War on Prosperity and Freedom”

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James Bovard
On September 7, 2011 James Bovard gave the following speech at The Future of Freedom Foundation’s “Economic Liberty Lecture Series.” The speech "Obama's War on Prosperity and Freedom" can viewed above in its entirety. The Economic Liberty Lecture Series is a co-sponsored event of The Future of Freedom Foundation and the George Mason University Economics Society.

Lawrence H. White: “The Threat to Sound Money and the Free Banking Solution”

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Lawrence White
On April 4, 2011 Lawrence H. White gave the following speech at The Future of Freedom Foundation’s “Economic Liberty Lecture Series.” The speech "The Threat to Sound Money and the Free Banking Solution" can viewed above in its entirety. The Economic Liberty Lecture Series is a co-sponsored event of The Future of Freedom Foundation and the George Mason University Economics ...

Tom G. Palmer: “Democratic Liberalism, Limited Government, Free Markets: Necessary Partners?”

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Tom Palmer
On March 7, 2011 Tom G. Palmer gave the following speech at The Future of Freedom Foundation’s “Economic Liberty Lecture Series.” The speech "Democratic Liberalism, Limited Government, Free Markets: Necessary Partners?" can viewed above in its entirety. The Economic Liberty Lecture Series is a co-sponsored event of The Future of Freedom Foundation and the George Mason University Economics Society.

Rehabilitating Lochner: Defending Individual Rights Against Progressive Reform

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David Bernstein
On February 7, 2011 David E. Bernstein gave the following speech at The Future of Freedom Foundation’s “Economic Liberty Lecture Series.” The speech "Rehabilitating Lochner: Defending Individual Rights Against Progressive Reform" can viewed above in its entirety. David E. Bernstein is Foundation Professor at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia, where he has been teaching since ...

Liberty, Legislation, and Law

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Jeffrey Miron
On November 15, 2010 Jeffrey A. Miron gave the following speech at The Future of Freedom Foundation’s “Economic Liberty Lecture Series.” The speech "Liberty, Legislation, and Law" can viewed above in its entirety. Jeffrey A. Miron is Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute. ...

Liberty, Legislation, and Law with Donald Boudreaux

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Donald Boudreaux
On October 4, 2010 Donald Boudreaux gave the following speech at The Future of Freedom Foundation’s “Economic Liberty Lecture Series.” The speech "Liberty, Legislation, and Law" can viewed above in its entirety. Professor Donald J. Boudreaux was the Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, from August 2001 to August 2009. Previously, he was ...

Immigration Restrictions: A Solution Searching for a Problem

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Brian Caplan
On September 13, 2010 Bryan Caplan gave the following speech at The Future of Freedom Foundation’s “Economic Liberty Lecture Series.” The speech "Immigration Restrictions: A Solution Searching for a Problem" can viewed above in its entirety. Bryan Caplan is Professor of Economics at George Mason University. He has published in the American Economic Review, the Economic Journal, the Journal of ...

The New Road to Serfdom and the Continuing Relevance of Austrian Economic

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Richard Ebeling
On April 5, 2010 Richard Ebeling gave the following speech at The Future of Freedom Foundation’s “Economic Liberty Lecture Series.” The speech "The New Road to Serfdom and the Continuing Relevance of Austrian Economics" can viewed above in its entirety. Richard M. Ebeling, former Ludwig von Mises Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College in Michigan and former President of the ...

Capitalism versus the Free Market

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Sheldon Richman
On March 1, 2010 Sheldon Richman gave the following speech at The Future of Freedom Foundation’s “Economic Liberty Lecture Series.” The speech "Capitalism versus the Free Market" can viewed above in its entirety. Sheldon Richman is editor of The Freeman, published by The Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington, New York, and serves as senior fellow at The Future of ...
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