Econ in Unexpected Places
July 21-24 | Berry College | Rome, GA
Are you not looking forward to your economics class?
Do you picture Ferris Bueller’s teacher whenever someone mentions economics?
Do you think that economics only exists in a textbook and not in the real world?
Have you never been to a FEE seminar before?
Come to FEE’s “Econ in Unexpected Places” and learn how economics exists in a variety of places such as sports, movies, history, pop culture, and more! Economics is more than just graphs in a textbook or formulas on a computer; it’s a way of seeing the world differently than the average person. The way an average person looks at the world is like watching a 3D movie without the glasses. After a FEE seminar, you’ll have your glasses.
Monday, July 21
This is where you get your name tag, meet new friends, and gear up for the seminar.
Tuesday, July 22
Wednesday, July 23
Once upon a time, money was precious metals like gold and silver. The ties to gold have long been severed. Today’s dollars are created at will by the Federal Reserve System. How did this happen? Is a system that can create money at will one that ensures stability and prosperity or is it more likely to lead to inflation and poverty?
This lecture will look at the nature of money, its evolution through the ages, the current form that it is in and a path to return to sound money. (Paul Cwik)
In the modern age of markets, the nature of wealth has been fundamentally transformed. To get what you want in a market economy, you must first serve before you can take. Today’s affluent cannot allow their wealth to sit idle; otherwise it will quickly disappear. It must be put to work, but not random work. It must be put to work for the masses. Markets signal to the wealthy that if they want to keep and grow their wealth, they must first serve the common man. (Paul Cwik)
Thursday, July 24