America's Economic Crisis: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Event Date: 
February 12, 2009 - 12:00pm
Location:  

Dexter Ballroom
24 Ransom Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

Description

With America officially in recession, Dr Samuel Gregg looks at developments in America's economic meltdown since September 2008, the policy responses, and possible ways forward in a complex and challenging environment.

Short bio of the speaker

Dr. Samuel Gregg has written and spoken extensively on ethics in law, finance, and medicine. He has an MA in political philosophy from the University of Melbourne, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in moral philosophy from the University of Oxford, which he attended as a Commonwealth Scholar. He is the author of several books, including Morality, Law, and Public Policy (2000), Economic Thinking for the Theologically Minded (2001), On Ordered Liberty (2003), and, most recently, The Commercial Society (2007). He also publishes in journals such as Markets & Morality, and Law and Investment Management, as well as in newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal Europe, and the Washington Times. He is director of research at the Acton Institute, a professor at the Pontifical Lateran University, and a consultant for Oxford Analytica Ltd. In 2001 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and in 2004, a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.