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.
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
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.
We are in the process of organizing an awesome workshop for all area High School Teachers of Economics.
Contact Dr. Dnes 863.680.4291 at the Center or visit our lectures page for more information.
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.
Director of the Center for Free Enterprise
Professor of Economics
Program Coordinator Center for Free Enterprise