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The Political Economy of a Free Society with University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

Public Event
Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:00 AM
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

One of the most important concepts in developing sound public policy is to consider the long-term effects on everyone and not just the short-term effects on a few. Yet, we see this concept being ignored so many times in Washington, especially when it comes to government spending.

If you're interested in learning more about the importance of effective economic policies and strong character in a free society, join FEE and the Center for the Study of Government and the Individual for our upcoming 1-day program. Taking place on Saturday, October 21st at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, the entire event is free to attend and includes lunch and reading materials.

What's on the agenda?

Designed for undergraduates and high schoolers, you'll have a great time listening to dynamic presentations and doing hands-on activities. You'll also gain a better understanding of the seven principles of sound public policy along with how protectionism and "bottleneckers" limit competition and stifle innovation.

Sign up today

Reserve your spot today, and share this 1-day program with your network. If you have questions, you can contact Anna Jane Parrill at [email protected].


10:00 AM - 10:15 AM


10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Seven Principles of Sound Public Policy (Larry Reed)

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM


11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Bottleneckers: Gaming the Government for Power and Private Profit (Dick Carpenter)

12:15 PM - 01:00 PM


01:00 PM - 01:45 PM


01:45 PM - 02:00 PM


02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

The Constitution and Economic Liberty (Josh Dunn)

02:45 PM - 03:00 PM


03:00 PM - 03:45 PM

Free Trade vs. Protectionism (Larry Reed)

03:45 PM - 04:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Add this to your calendar:

Saturday 21

Travel Information

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, CO

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
Centennial Hall Auditorium
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Parking is free on weekends so you can park in any of the lots. Lots 222 and 224 are closest to Centennial Hall Auditorium. For more details, check out the campus map.

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