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2018 The Morality of Capitalism at Clemson

FEE Seminar (Ages 18 - 26)
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Sunday, May 27, 2018
Clemson, SC 29634

Most of us agree that the freedom to innovate and trade leads to economic growth, but does success for some come at the expense of others? If you're looking for fresh perspectives or curious about the ethical side of capitalism, join us at breathtaking Clemson University to discuss this and more!

What's on the Agenda

FEE will bring together some of the best and brightest economic minds in the country at this 3-day seminar. College students will have an incredible opportunity to:

  • Learn why free enterprise and strong character provide the best opportunity to generate wealth for everyone and why socialism doesn't
  • Take part in game-changing discussions, Q&A sessions, and debates with dynamic speakers, knowledgeable professors, and top student leaders
  • Meet and greet other driven students during fun socials and hands-on experiments like the Trading Game

Apply Today

Students can join us for just $79. There's also limited travel and tuition reimbursement scholarships available. If you're ready for 3 days that'll change your life, apply today. Applications close March 31st.

This is a partner program sponsored by the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism.

Schedule

02:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Check in

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Dinner & Opening Remarks

07:45 AM - 08:45 AM

Breakfast

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Welcome & Feedback Activity

09:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Talk: History of Capitalism in the 19th Century (Andrew Bernstein)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Talk: The Source and Nature of Rights (Craig Biddle)

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Reading Discussion

12:15 PM - 01:30 PM

Lunch

01:30 PM - 02:15 PM

Talk: Self Interest Rightly Understood (Brad Thompson)

02:15 PM - 04:00 PM

Free Time

04:00 PM - 04:45 PM

Discussion (on presentations)

05:00 PM - 05:45 PM

Talk: Economics of Capitalism [Intro to Austrian Economics] (Richard Ebeling)

05:45 PM - 06:00 PM

Feedback Collection

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Dinner

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Social

07:45 AM - 08:45 AM

Breakfast

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Talk: Historical Perspective on Socialism (Richard Ebeling)

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Activity: Trading Game

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Talk: The Trader Principle (Andrew Bernstein)

12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Lunch + Break

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

Talk: Rights-Protecting Government & Objective Law (Craig Biddle)

03:00 PM - 03:45 PM

Talk: Power Corrupts/Public Choice (Anne Bradley)

04:00 PM - 04:45 PM

Discussion (on presentations)

05:00 PM - 05:45 PM

Talk: Myths of International Trade (Richard Ebeling)

05:45 PM - 06:00 PM

Feedback Collection

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Dinner

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Social

07:45 AM - 08:45 AM

Breakfast

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Talk: Property Rights (Craig Biddle)

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Talk: The Virtues of Entrepreneurship (Anne Bradley)

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Panel: Faculty Q&A

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Closing Remarks & Final Feedback Collection

12:15 PM - 01:30 PM

Lunch

12:15 PM - 02:00 PM

Check out of dorms

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Travel Information

Clemson University, South Carolina

You should plan to arrive at Clemson University (100 Fort Hill Street, Clemson, SC 29634) no later than 5 PM on Thursday, May 24th, and all participants are required to depart by 2 PM on Sunday, May 27th.

You will be staying in suite style dorms in a double occupancy room with a roommate that shares a bathroom with another double occupancy room. Basic linens, a light blanket, pillow and towel will be provided.

For students within driving distance, parking is available on campus.  Parking details will be sent to registered attendees.

If you arrive by air, please fly into Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP). Please choose a flight that arrives before 3 PM on Thursday, May 24th.  For your return trip on Sunday, May 27th, please pick a flight that leaves after 3PM if possible.

Clemson University is about 45-minutes from the airport, and we will provide shuttles to the airport based on the travel information that you send us. 

In the event that your arrival flight is delayed, or if you need to arrive in the area before May 24th, you will need to arrange for your own transportation.  Taxi service is available for about a $60 - $100 per trip.

If you have questions, contact Anna Jane Parrill at [email protected].

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