The competitive market system thrives when firmly rooted in a free and virtuous society. Yet the news is filled with economic arguments against the free market. Terms like capitalism and crony capitalism are used with little clarification. During this conference, we will explore the distinctions between free market capitalism and crony capitalism. We’ll look at the defining facts of cronyism and its detrimental effects on diverse markets. The cost of cronyism is high—join us in Dallas as we seek to keep business conditions free and competitive for everyone.
The ideal conference attendee is a student (undergraduate or graduate) with some experience studying economics, philosophy/ethics, politics, and/or theology.
Accepted participants will receive a conference package that includes single-occupancy lodging, meals, and limited travel assistance. There are no fees to attend; participants must apply to attend.
Application closes August 16, 2019.