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Center For Free Enterprise

The Center for Free Enterprise

The Center for Free Enterprise connects business education to human welfare and engages students in rigorous education about the principles and institutions needed for free individuals to flourish with dignity in a civil society.

The Center is a regional and national leader in free enterprise student engagement. Free enterprise exists where the rule of law, limited governance, and free markets intersect. It is based on the philosophy of individualism and freedom where individuals can utilize their inherent creativity for the benefit of themselves and others.

What the center does

  1. Educates students about the necessary conditions for free enterprise.
  2. Examines moral questions in relation to individual action in free enterprise systems and in planned economies.
  3. Communicates vital relationships between free enterprise, rule of law, personal freedom and pluralistic politics.
  4. Engages in impartial scholarship investigating the role institutions play in supporting a free civil society.
  5. The Center promotes the principles of free enterprise, individual liberty, the rule of law, and economic freedom on campus and to the public at large.
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THE CENTER FOR FREE ENTERPRISE INVITES YOU TO HEAR OUR GREAT SPEAKERS

2019-2020 POLITICS, LAW & ECONOMICS LECTURE SERIES

Center for Free Enterprise

Corporate Social Responsibility

Feb
18

Event Start: 6:00 PM

Dr. Lowell Jacobsen
The Business Roundtable now ranks returns to stakeholders equal to those of shareholders, following 50 years of maintaining that corporations properly maximize returns to shareholders. Dr Jacobsen re-examines Milton Friedman's famous New York Times essay that favored the primacy of shareholders.

Location: Becker Business Building - Room 112

This event is open to the public

Center for Free Enterprise

Black Entrepreneurship

Mar
10

Event Start: 6:00 PM

Horace Cooper
The election of Donald Trump is portrayed by mainstream media as a doomsday event for minorities. However, African Americans are enjoying their highest employment rates since the 1950s and black business formation is at an all-time high. Examining this contrast, Mr Cooper draws on his forthcoming book and on experience leading the Project 21 network that promotes entrepreneurship, dedication to family and individual responsibility in furthering human flourishing.

Location: Becker Business Building - Room 112

This event is open to the public

2019 TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL ECONOMICS WORKSHOP

We are in the process of organizing an awesome workshop for all area High School Teachers of Economics.

BECKER BUSINESS BUILDING - FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE CAMPUS

Contact Dr. Dnes 863.680.4291 at the Center or visit our lectures page for more information.

About the Center for Free Enterprise

The Center for Free Enterprise helps students understand and appreciate the important role free enterprise plays within the American economy. A free enterprise system promotes economic prosperity by creating a favorable environment where businesses compete with minimum regulatory interference, allowing them to develop vigorously providing wider gains from trade as they do so. Through extracurricular activities such as guest lectures, luncheons and off-campus seminars, students can explore the principles and institutions that sustain free enterprise.

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Questions? Contact

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Antony Dnes, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Free Enterprise
Professor of Economics

863.680.4291

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Elisa Malave

Program Coordinator Center for Free Enterprise
863.680.5069