Economics: Smith to Friedman

(July 17-22, 2011) — A six-day conference to Chicago, Ill., co-sponsored by the McConnell Center and Liberty Fund, Inc.
When Jul 17, 2011 12:00 AM to
Jul 22, 2011 12:00 AM
Where Chicago, Ill.
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-3947
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The goal of this extended conference is to introduce a group of Kentucky teachers to classic authors and key concepts in economics. The intention is to go beyond basic matters of supply and demand and efficiency concerns to consider the broader social and institutional ramifications of a free-market system. Readings include comparisons among significant economic thinkers: Adam Smith and Karl Marx, Joseph Schumpeter and Lionel Robbins, Friedrich Hayek and John Maynard Keynes, and Murray Rothbard and Milton Friedman.

Open to Kentucky teachers, grades K-12.

Conference discussion leaders

  • Dr. Henry Clark, Hayek Visiting Scholar, Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism
  • Dr. James Rogers, Texas A&M, Associate Professor and Head of the Political Science Department