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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

  • August 27: John Goodman, Ph.D. - Solving the Health Care Crisis
  • September 24: Richard Wolff, Ph.D. - How the Economy Shapes Your Life
  • October 8: Dennis W. Jansen, Ph.D. - Monetary Policy after the Great Recession
  • November 5: Charlotte Allen, Ph.D. - The Symbolic Transformation of the Islamic Headscarf
  • November 19: Christian Schneider - Are Campus Bias Response Teams Suppressing Free Speech?
  • December 3: William J. Luther, Ph.D. - Is Bitcoin a Bubble?
  • January 21: Deirdre N. McCloskey, Ph.D. - How We Got Rich: Not Capital, Not Exploitation, Not Institutions, But Liberty

2019 FREE ENTERPRISE WEEK

We are in the process of organizing this wonderful week of events.

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.

History is absolutely crystal clear that there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.—Milton Friedman, 1979

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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Antony Dnes, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Free Enterprise
Professor of Economics
Lynn & Mark Hollis Chair in Free Enterprise

863.680.4291