On May 10, 2014, 34 Detroit high schoolers attended "The Cornerstones of Freedom," where they explored topics such as economic thinking, entrepreneurship, and character. The event took place at Cornerstone Schools in Detroit.
The "Spring Break Kickoff" brought together 60 Atlanta-area high school students and parents on April 5, 2014, to introduce them to economic thinking and its impact on the world around them. The program was conducted in partnership with YEGeorgia.
FEE's summer seminars for high school students concluded at the end of July with Intro to the Real World, a seminar that not only looked at the basics of economics but also at practical applications, such as "Paycheck 101" and "The Rising Cost of College."
Last week, FEE finished its second high school summer seminar, "Free the World," which examined the Economic Freedom of the World Index and its five main components. Students from 16 states traveled to Saint Louis University to hear a spectacular lineup of speakers.
FEE's 2013 Summer Seminar series started off with Anything Peaceful, a seminar for high school students. Hosted at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona, the seminar welcomed 76 attendees.
I have no qualms with capitalism--a business creating valuable products and selling those products for a profit. Profit is a great motivator. Unfortunately, the motivation for profit can lead some business owners to engage in cronyism--that is, when a relationship with government yields increased on-paper returns for the business, but these returns come at the expense of consumers and taxpayers.