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2019 Morality of Capitalism at Clemson
FEE and the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism will bring together some of the best and brightest economic minds in the country at this 3-day seminar for college students.
You'll have an incredible opportunity to dive deeper into why free enterprise and strong character offer the best opportunity to generate wealth for everyone. You'll also take part in game-changing discussions as well as meet and greet other inquisitive students during socials.
**Clemson's career services program is ranked #2, according to the 2019 Princeton Review.
Tuition & Scholarships
Thanks to generous donors, tuition is just $79. Housing and meals are covered. Limited tuition and travel reimbursement scholarships are also available. Simply start your application. On page 2, select which scholarship(s) you want to apply for and answer the essay question.
How to Apply
Tuition payment is not required to apply. Once accepted to the seminar, you will receive an acceptance email asking you to make the $79 tuition payment. Be sure to do so within 4 weeks of your acceptance or you will lose your spot and scholarship(s).
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Dinner & Opening Remarks
Bowling and Pool Social
Welcome & Feedback Activity
Talk: History of Capitalism in the 19th Century (Andrew Bernstein)
Talk: The Source and Nature of Rights (Craig Biddle)
Talk: Self Interest Rightly Understood (Brad Thompson)
Discussion (on presentations)
Talk: Economics of Capitalism [Intro to Austrian Economics] (Richard Ebeling)
Talk: Historical Perspective on Socialism (Richard Ebeling)
Activity: Trading Game
Talk: The Trader Principle (Andrew Bernstein)
Lunch + Break
Talk: Rights-Protecting Government & Objective Law (Craig Biddle)
Talk: Power Corrupts/Public Choice (Anne Bradley)
Discussion (on presentations)
Talk: Myths of International Trade (Richard Ebeling)
Talk: Property Rights (Craig Biddle)
Talk: The Virtues of Entrepreneurship (Anne Bradley)
Panel: Faculty Q&A
Closing Remarks, Final Feedback Collection & Alumni Induction Ceremony
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Clemson University, South Carolina
You should plan to arrive at Clemson University no later than 5 PM on Thursday, May 23rd, and all participants are required to check out of their dorm room by 2 PM on Sunday, May 26th.
You will be staying in suite style dorms in a double occupancy room with a roommate who 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 accepted applicants via email.
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 23rd. For your return trip on Sunday, May 26th, 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 23rd, you will need to arrange for your own transportation. Taxi service is available for about $60 - $100 per trip.
If you have questions, contact Jason Riddle at [email protected].