Morality and Free Markets
Free Enterprise Lecture Series

Why is the number of Americans who value free enterprise, and who understand its virtues and benefits declining--especially among students and younger citizens? Asked in an April Rasmussen poll to choose the better system between capitalism and socialism, 13 percent of respondents over 40 years of age chose socialism. For those under 30, this percentage rose to 33 percent.

In its inaugural 2009 Free Enterprise Lecture Series, AEI hopes to foster a discussion of the merits of free enterprise through a series of provocative and engaging seminars in a relaxed setting with some of AEI's most renowned scholars.

The lecture series is open to AEI interns and research assistants, as well as interns and research assistants from peer institutions in Washington and students from local universities.

All lectures will be held in AEI's Wohlstetter Conference Center on the 12th floor at 1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036. Lectures will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m. Light dinner and refreshments will be served.

For further information, please contact Mary Campbell at [email protected] or Bethany Richeson at [email protected].

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
From anarchy to Augustus: Lessons on dealing with disorder, from Rome’s first emperor

We invite you to join us for two panel discussions on how Augustus created order from chaos 2,000 years ago, and what makes for durable domestic and international political systems in the 21st century.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Multiple choice: Expanding opportunity through innovation in K–12 education

Please join us for a book launch event and panel discussion about how a marketplace of education options can help today's students succeed in tomorrow's economy. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the featured book.

Thursday, September 04, 2014 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
How conservatives can save the safety net

Please join us for a luncheon event in which our panel will discuss what conservatives can learn from how liberals talk and think about the safety net and where free-market economics, federalism, and social responsibility intersect to lift people out of poverty.

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