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The Annual Jolicoeur Economics Seminar

Start Thursday, April 03, 2014 9:30 AM

End Thursday, April 03, 2014 12:20 PM

FEE and The Department of Economics of Western New England University are proud to sponsor The Annual Jolicoeur Economics Seminar on April 3, 2014. This year's topic is "Economics Issues of the Day."
 
Sessions:
 
9:30 – 10:50: The Minimum Wage 
  • Professor Steve Horwitz, Department of Economics, St. Lawrence University 
  • Professor Gerald Friedman, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts 

11:00 – 12:20: Income Inequality 
  • Professor Steve Horwitz, Department of Economics, St. Lawrence University 
  • Professor Gerald Friedman, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts 
 
Feel free to attend either one or both sessions. 
 
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Sleith 100
Western New England University

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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