Moral Foundations of Capitalism - Clemson

FEE Seminar (Ages 18 - 26)
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Sunday, May 28, 2017
Clemson, SC 29634

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Overview

There is no other economic system that can generate the material prosperity of capitalism. But is capitalism a moral system? During this 3-day seminar at Clemson University (for ages 18-26), you'll discover whether or not capitalism is compatible with morality, justice, and human flourishing in today’s complex world.

You will have the opportunity to...

  • Engage in discussion sessions and debates with a variety of highly esteemed speakers, professors, and business leaders
  • Gain practical and critical thinking skills that you can use to improve your everyday life
  • Connect with other top students who are just as curious and driven to get ahead
  • Participate in on-campus excursions and socials as well as fun activities like the Trading Game

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

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Schedule

02:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Check-in (at Holmes Hall)

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Dinner & Opening Remarks (Palmetto Room)

07:45 AM - 08:45 AM

Breakfast (Core Dining Hall)

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Welcome & Feedback Activity (Student Senate Chambers)

09:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Presentation: The Source and Nature of Rights (Adam Mossoff)

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Reading Discussion

12:15 PM - 01:30 PM

Lunch

01:30 PM - 02:15 PM

Presentation: 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

Presentation: Liberty and Character (Lawrence W. Reed)

05:45 PM - 06:00 PM

Feedback Collection

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Dinner (must enter Core Dining Hall before 7:00pm)

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Social (Tiger Town Tavern, 368 College Avenue)

07:45 AM - 08:45 AM

Breakfast (Core Dining Hall)

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Presentation: The Trader Principle (Andrew Bernstein)

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Trading Game Activity

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Debate: What is the moral case for capitalism? (Anne Bradley & Andrew Bernstein)

12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Lunch + Break

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

Presentation: Real Heroes: Inspirational Stories on Character and the Defense of Liberty (Lawrence W. Reed)

03:00 PM - 03:45 PM

Presentation: Rights-Protecting Government & Objective Law (Adam Mossoff)

04:00 PM - 04:45 PM

Discussion (on presentations)

05:00 PM - 05:45 PM

Presentation: Power Corrupts/Public Choice (Anne Bradley)

05:45 PM - 06:00 PM

Feedback Collection

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Dinner (must enter Core Dining Hall before 7:00pm)

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Social (Tiger Town Tavern, 368 College Avenue)

07:45 AM - 08:45 AM

Breakfast (Core Dining Hall)

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Presentation: Property Rights and Intellectual Property (Adam Mossoff)

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Presentation: The Virtues of Entrepreneurship (Anne Bradley)

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Faculty Q&A Panel

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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Thursday 25
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Travel Information

Clemson, South Carolina

You should plan to arrive at Clemson University (Calhoun Dr, Clemson, SC 29634) no later than 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 25th, and all participants are required to depart by 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 28th.

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. If you have any questions about travel to and from the airport, please contact Eric Allison, [email protected].

Please choose a flight that arrives before 3 pm on Thursday, May 25th 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 28th.

You will be staying in suite style dorms (McCabe and Holmes Halls) 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.