By Zoom until further notice
Upcoming Economics Club Meetings:
Hi everyone, a quick update on upcoming meetings. Due to popular demand we will be moving to 2 meetings per month, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, and of course remaining on ZOOM for the foreseeable future. Our next few speakers are:
22 September, Professor Steven Horwitz will speak on Inequality, Mobility, and Being Poor in America. He will talk about how the conventional narrative that the last generation has seen the rich get richer and the poor get poorer while the middle class gets hollowed out has serious flaws. He will look at the data on income mobility, the absolute incomes of the poor, the ability of both poor and rich to purchase various consumption items, as well as the movement of the middle class upward to higher wealth. He argues that the data strongly suggest that life for the average American has never been better and that the opportunity for those who start out poor to move up the income ladder is still strong. He concludes with a brief discussion of the role of health care, housing, and education in this argument. Steven Horwitz is the Distinguished Professor of Free Enterprise in the Department of Economics at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. A member of the Mont Pelerin Society, he has a PhD in Economics from George Mason University and an AB in Economics and Philosophy from The University of Michigan. Horwitz is the author of three books, Monetary Evolution, Free Banking, and Economic Order (Westview, 1992), Microfoundations and Macroeconomics: An Austrian Perspective (Routledge, 2000), and Hayek's Modern Family: Classical Liberalism and the Evolution of Social Institutions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). He has written extensively on Austrian economics, Hayekian political economy, monetary theory and history, and American economic history. His work has been published in professional journals such as History of Political Economy, Southern Economic Journal, and The Cambridge Journal of Economics. Horwitz is also an Affiliated Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center in Arlington, VA, a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute in Canada, and a distinguished scholar at the Foundation for Economic Education. He has done public policy research for the Mercatus Center, Heartland Institute, and the Cato Institute, and has been a guest on several radio and cable TV shows. Horwitz has spoken to professional, student, policymaker, and general audiences throughout North America, as well as in Europe, Asia, and South America. Prior to Ball State, he taught for 28 years at St. Lawrence University in New York, where he is Professor of Economics Emeritus.
1)The Economics Club has always been an oasis of civility and respectful discussion. Please keep that tradition alive and be respectful of all participants.
2)Meeting Details: We assemble at 8 AM for a buffet breakfast, with presentations starting at 8:30, followed by Q & A. Location: private dining room at Plymouth Harbor, 700 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Cost this year is $6 per person per meeting.
3) Please wear a name-badge or nametag.