Who Will Build the Roads? And Other Questions About Free Societies

June 14-17: Prescott, AZ -  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Discussions of free markets and free societies understandably raise a lot of questions. Living in a mixed economy, where it is difficult to separate the government from almost every aspect of our lives, means it is difficult to imagine a world where the government is separated from most parts of our lives. In this seminar we will provide answers to many common questions about free markets to help you understand that free markets are possible and preferable.



June 14

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Welcome and Introductions
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm: How can I be a Good Economist? (Jeff Proctor)
5:30 pm – 6:45 pm: Dinner
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm:  What is a Free Society? (Sandy Ikeda)

June 15

7:00 am – 8:30 am: Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:45 am: Isn’t the Economy Too Complex for the Free Market? (Jeff Proctor)
10:00 am – 11:15 am: Activity- Trading Game
11:30 am – 12:45 pm: But What About the Children? (Paul Cwik)
12:45 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Don’t Immigrants and Off-shoring Hurt the Economy? (Ben Powell)
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm: Don’t Consumers Need Protection from Greedy Corporations? (Jeff Proctor)
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Dinner
6:30 pm – 7:45 pm: Who Will Build the Roads? (Sandy Ikeda)

June 16

7:00 am – 8:30 am: Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:45 am: Wouldn’t Legalizing Drugs Lead to More Drug Abuse and Crime? (Ben Powell)
10:00 am – 11:15 am: Activity- Find a Better Way
11:30 am – 12:45 pm: Who Will Take Care of the Poor? (Paul Cwik)
12:45 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Wouldn’t a Free Market Destroy the Environment? (Paul Cwik)
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm: Doesn’t the Free Market Exploit Workers? (Ben Powell)
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Dinner
6:30 pm – 7:45 pm: How Do we Get to a Free Society? (Sandy Ikeda)
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Social

June 17

7:00 am – 8:30 am: Breakfast
7:00 am – 11:30 am: Students Depart

Applications are now closed.


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