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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 free markets lead to economic growth, but does success for some come at the expense of others? If you're looking for fresh perspectives or simply 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 for college-aged students. Get ready to:

  • Learn why free markets 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 ambitious students during fun socials and hands-on experiments like the Trading Game

Apply Today
For a limited time, 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

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Talk: The Source and Nature of Rights

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

02:15 PM - 04:00 PM

Free Time

04:00 PM - 04:45 PM

Discussion (on presentations)

05:00 PM - 05:45 PM

Talk: Liberty and Character

05:45 PM - 06:00 PM

Feedback Collection

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Dinner

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Social: Tiger Town Tavern, 368 College Avenue

07:45 AM - 08:45 AM

Breakfast

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Talk: The Trader Principle

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Activity: Trading Game

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Debate: What is the moral case for capitalism?

12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Lunch + Break

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

Talk: Real Heroes: Inspirational Stories on Character and the Defense of Liberty

03:00 PM - 03:45 PM

Talk: Rights-Protecting Government & Objective Law

04:00 PM - 04:45 PM

Discussion (on presentations)

05:00 PM - 05:45 PM

Talk: Power Corrupts/Public Choice

05:45 PM - 06:00 PM

Feedback Collection

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Dinner

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Social: Tiger Town Tavern, 368 College Avenue

07:45 AM - 08:45 AM

Breakfast

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Talk: Property Rights and Intellectual Property

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Talk: The Virtues of Entrepreneurship

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 (Calhoun Dr, 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.

Plan to fly into Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP). Clemson University is about 45-minutes from the airport, and we will do our best to pick everyone up (including making a run later in the evening to pick up the inevitable stragglers), but we are not guaranteeing transport from the airport to Clemson. Shuttles will be arranged based on the travel information you submitted, and we will provide you with a shuttle schedule.

Taxi service is available for about a $60 - $100 per trip as well as other shuttle services to and from the airport. 

Please choose a flight that arrives before 3 PM on Thursday, May 24th and do not plan to leave the seminar earlier than 1 PM (which means a flight that departs no earlier than 3 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. Linens (bed sheets, pillowcases and towels) will be provided with your room, but you should bring a light blanket if you are susceptible to cold.

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