Are Markets Just? - Faulkner University

Public Event
Saturday, December 5, 2015 10:00 AM
Faulkner University
Rotunda Auditorium
5345 Atlanta Hwy
Montgomery, AL 36109

Title: Are Markets Just?

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Faulkner University
                Rotunda Auditorium
                5345 Atlanta Highway
                Montgomery, Alabama 36109

Join FEE in partnership with the Montgomery Federalist Society for Are Markets Just?, a program at Faulkner University on Saturday, December 5th for high school and college students.

Economists tend to agree that economic freedom promotes material prosperity, but are free markets just or fair? Do markets benefit select groups at the expense of others? Do free markets tend to encourage harmony and trust, or are markets destructive to human communities and hostile to the dignity of individuals? Join us as we explore these questions and more with professors Adam J. MacLeod, Daniel Smith, Daniel Sutter, and Jason Jewell.



This event is for high school and college students, but other interested parties are welcome. Registration is offered at no charge and includes lunch. Please register at the link below.

  • 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Arrival and registration - Rotunda Auditorium
  • 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Welcome and introduction
  • 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM: What is Justice? (Jason Jewell)
  • 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM: Economics and Moral Philosophy: In Conflict? (Daniel Smith)
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch
  • 2:00 PM – 2:45PM: The Morality of Property and Charity (Adam MacLeod)
  • 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM: Energy Poverty and Social Justice (Daniel Sutter)
  • 3:45 PM – 4:00 PM: Concluding Remarks




 Jason Jewell is the chairman of the Department of Humanities. He   received a Ph.D. in humanities from Florida State University, an     M.A. in history from Pepperdine University, and a B.A. in history     and music from Harding University. Jewell coordinates the Western Cultural Heritage course sequence. He also teaches   European history courses in the Department of Social and             Behavioral Sciences and Great Books courses in the Great Books Honors College. Jewell is co-director of the Faulkner Patristics       Project with Dr. Floyd Parker of the V.P. Black School of Bible and   Religion. He is associate editor of the Journal of Faith and the   Academy. He is also an associated scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Ala. His research interests include religion and politics in early modern Britain, the Christian philosophy of history, and the intersection of Christianity and culture. He is a contributor to Christian Faith and Social Justice: Five Views (Bloomsbury, 2014) and The Inklings and King Arthur (2015).

Adam J. MacLeod is Associate Professor at Faulkner University, Jones School of Law. During the 2012-13 academic year he was a visiting fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He is the author of Property and Practical Reason, published by Cambridge University Press, and dozens of articles, essays, and book reviews in peer-reviewed journals and law reviews in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. He contributes to the online journals Public Discourse and Library of Law & Liberty. He previously served as law clerk for state and federal judges in Massachusetts and Colorado, practiced law in Boston, and has advised the Governor and Attorney General of Alabama. He holds degrees from Gordon College and the University of Notre Dame Law School. He lives with his wife, Katie, and their daughters in Montgomery, Alabama.


Daniel J. Smith is an Associate Professor of Economics at Troy University and the Associate Director of the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy. He also serves as the Book Review Editor for The Review of Austrian Economics. Daniel received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. He has published op-eds in newspapers across the nation, including the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, The Daily Caller, and Investor's Business Daily and writes a regular column for Yellowhammer News.


Daniel Sutter is the Charles G. Koch Professor of Economics with the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University and is a Ph.D. graduate of George Mason University.  His research interests include the societal impacts of extreme weather and disasters, the economics of the news media, the markets for economists and economic research, environmental regulation, and constitutional economics.  Dr. Sutter has published over one hundred articles and papers and written or edited three books.




This event is for high school and college students, but other interested parties are welcome. Registration is offered at no charge and includes lunch. Please register at the link below.