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Good Intentions or Good Results? How Trade, Property, and Entrepreneurship will Help the Developing World

Calvin College | Grand Rapids, MI | July 31 - August 3


“Aid is just a stop-gap. Commerce—entrepreneurial capitalism—takes more people out of poverty than aid.” Bono

What causes wealth and what can be done to help those without it? Billions of dollars are spent on aid programs while millions continue to starve. These programs help people feel better about the suffering in the world, but what actually helps alleviate that suffering? Should we care about good intentions or good results? This introduction to economic thinking will not only help you answer these questions, it will give you the tools to find the answers yourself.


Thursday, July 31

12:00 pm – 6:00pm: Dorm Room Check in

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Seminar Check-in and Social

Friday, August 1

7:00 am – 8:30 am: Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:30 am: Check in

8:30 am – 9:00 am: Welcome