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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.

The Center:

  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 C. Goodman, Ph.D. - Solving the Health Care Crisis
September 24: Richard D. Wolff, Ph.D. - How the Economy Shapes Your Life
October 8: Dennis W. Jansen, Ph.D. - Monetary Policy After the Great Recession
November: Charlotte Allen, Ph.D. - The Symbolic Transformation of the Islamic Headscarf
December 3: William J. Luther, Ph.D. - Is Bitcoin a Bubble?
 

*TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL ECONOMICS WORKSHOP:  Fall 2019

*FREE ENTERPRISE WEEK:  Spring 2020

  

BECKER BUSINESS BUILDING - CAMPISI CLASSROOM - FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE
Contact Karen Persun 863.680.5069 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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Questions? Contact

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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

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Karen Persun

Program Coordinator
863.680.5069