An examination of capitalism from moral and philosophical perspectives, raising questions about the proper interplay of business and government in a free-enterprise system. Designed for students who are familiar with classical liberal principles and interested in the ethical foundations of free markets.
Morality, Capitalism & Freedom
July 13-19 ● Wake Forest University, Winston–Salem, NC
Economics, St. Lawrence University
Steven Horwitz is Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics and department chair at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. He completed his MA and PhD in economics at George Mason University and received his A.B. in economics and philosophy from The University of Michigan. He is the author of two books, Microfoundations and Macroeconomics: An Austrian Perspective (Routledge, 2000) and Monetary Evolution, Free Banking, and Economic Order (Westview, 1992), and he has written extensively on Austrian economics, Hayekian political economy, monetary theory and history, and macroeconomics.
Economics, Northwestern University
Lynne Kiesling is a Distinguished Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Northwestern University. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University and a B.S. in Economics from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. She is the author of Deregulation, Innovation and Market Liberalization: Electricity Regulation in a Continually Evolving Environment (Routledge, 2008). With a specialization in industrial organization and regulatory policy, Lynne is also the author or co-author of many academic journal articles, book chapters, policy studies, and public interest comments, most of which analyze electricity policy and market design issues. She teaches undergraduate courses in innovation and technological change, environmental economics, antitrust and regulation, and history of economic thought, and writes about economics as the editor/owner at the website Knowledge Problem. She is also a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.
Business Ethics, Loyola University Chicago
Alexei M. Marcoux (BA, economics, University of San Francisco; MA and PhD, philosophy, Bowling Green State University) is Associate Professor of Business Ethics in the School of Business Administration at Loyola University Chicago. Previously, he has held visiting appointments at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Saint Cloud State University, Liberty Fund, and the Social Philosophy & Policy Center. A popular teacher, he was named Faculty Member of the Year by Loyola’s 2005 MBA graduating class.
Literature, Liberty Fund
Sarah Skwire is the author of the college writing textbook, Writing with a Thesis, which is about to appear in its 12th edition. Sarah has published a range of academic articles on subjects from Shakespeare to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and her writing has appeared in journals as varied as Literature and Medicine, The George Herbert Journal, and The Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. She writes a regular book review column, Book Value, for the Freeman Online. Sarah’s work has also appeared in the Freeman and in Cato Unbound, and she is an occasional lecturer for IHS, SFL, and other organizations. She has won prizes for her poetry which has appeared, among other places, in Standpoint, The New Criterion, and The Vocabula Review. She graduated with honors in English from Wesleyan University, and earned a MA and PhD in English from the University of Chicago. Her current research focuses on literature and economics, Sarah is also a full-time Fellow at Liberty Fund, Inc., a non-profit educational foundation.
Political Science, Clemson University
Brandon Turner (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008) is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Clemson University. His research focuses on early modern Anglophonic political thought, particularly the history of liberalism and commercial society. His work appears in The Review of Politics, Polity, Political Theory, and elsewhere, and he is currently finishing manuscripts titled Antagonism in the Liberal Tradition and Classical Liberalism: A Short History. He is currently on leave from Clemson for the 2012-13 academic year, during which he is serving as Visiting Fellow in the Political Theory Institute (School of Public Affairs) at American University.