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Evening at FEE: "The Great Recession of 2008–09: Capitalism Hasn't Failed, Government Has (Yet Again)"

Please join us for our Evenings at FEE on Saturday, July 18, 2009, to hear Steve Horwitz discuss “The Great Recession of 2008–09: Capitalism Hasn’t Failed, Government Has (Yet Again).” Our doors will open at 6:15 p.m. Mr. Horwitz’s presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a social hour. 
For directions to FEE, click here. If you wish to use Metro North, FEE will pick you up at the Irvington Station on the Hudson Line. 
We hope to see you on Saturday, July 18, 2009, at 6:15 p.m.
Please register by Tuesday, July 14, 2009. 

About the speaker:

Steven Horwitz is Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY and an Affiliated Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center in Arlington, VA. He is the author of two books, Microfoundations and Macroeconomics: An Austrian Perspective (Routledge, 2000) and Monetary Evolution, Free Banking, and Economic Order (Westview, 1992), and he has written extensively on Austrian economics, Hayekian political economy, monetary theory and history, and the economics and social theory of gender and the family. His work has been published in professional journals such as the History of Political Economy, the Southern Economic Journal, and The Cambridge Journal of Economics. He has also done public policy research for the Mercatus Center, Heartland Institute, Citizens for a Sound Economy, and the Cato Institute. Most recently, he studied the role of Wal-Mart and other big box stores in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University and an AB in Economics and Philosophy from The University of Michigan. He is currently working on a book on classical liberalism and the family. 

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Contact: Lee Currie
Phone: (800) 960-4333
Email: events@fee.org

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