The Morality of Markets

Weekend Seminar at the College of New Jersey

Cohosted with James Stacey Taylor from the College of New Jersey

Plenty of people question the morality of the free market system. Are the constant criticisms leveled at the market and its proponents merited?

Join IHS for a weekend exploring the morality of capitalism. The weekend includes lectures from philosopher James Stacey Taylor, Institute for Justice attorney Paul Sherman, economists Antony Davies and Howard Baetjer, and plenty of time to discuss the moral status of free markets.

Come ready to ask questions, challenge accepted premises, and discover new ways of thinking.

Where: The College of New Jersey (Building: Physics 101)

When: February 22-23, 2013

Space is limited and registration is required to attend. Please sign up in advance of the February 15th deadline.

Register now!

Participants pay for travel and housing; IHS provides meals.


Friday, February 22nd

  • 4:00pm: Registration Opens
  • 5:00pm: Introduction
  • 5:30pm  - 6.45pm: Howie Baetjer, Knowledge and Prices
  • 6:45pm – 8.00pm: Dinner
  • 8:00pm  - 9.15pm: Antony Davies, The Benefits of Trade: Experiment
  • 9:15pm  - 10.15pm: Reception – Outside Physics 101

Saturday, February 23rd

  • 9:00am – 10am: Breakfast
  • 10:00am – 11.15am: Paul Sherman, Who Should Decide What Work You Do?
  • 11:15am – 11.30am: Break
  • 11:30am  -- 12.45pm: Howie Baetjer, Profit, Loss, and Discovery
  • 12:45 – 2pm: Lunch
  • 2:00pm – 3.15pm: James Stacey Taylor, The Wondrous Moral Beauty of Free Markets
  • 3:15pm – 3.30pm: Break
  • 3:30pm – 4.45pm: Antony Davies, The Minimum Wage: Experiment
  • 4:45pm – 5pm: Break
  • 5:00pm – 6.15pm: Dinner
  • 6:15pm  – 7.30pm: Paul Sherman, Capitalism and Free Speech
  • 7:30pm – 7.50pm: Closing remarks
  • 7:50pm – 9.00pm: Reception – Social Sciences Building Atrium