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The mission of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University is to advance the teaching of and research directly related to the virtues of free markets.  The Institute promotes scholarship that crosses disciplinary boundaries, providing a forum that encourages and values discussion and rigorous debate regarding all aspects of free markets.

FMI to Launch McLane Teammates Reading Program for TTU Undergraduate Students

The FMI is pleased to invite applications to the inaugural McLane Teammates Reading Program. The McLane Teammates Reading Program is a one semester, non-credit reading group in which undergraduate students will read and discuss selections from classic works in political economy and from contemporary scholars that address the relationships between and among entrepreneurship, economic freedom and social progress. The theme for the spring 2015 program is 'Freedom and Entrepreneurship.'

Participants that successfully complete the program will receive a $1,000 stipend. The FMI will accept applications from current undergraduate students until Tuesday, December 23, 2014. For more information about the program, tentative schedule (with list of discussion topics) and application procedure, please visit the FMI's Student Programs page.

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The Free Market Institute (FMI), in conjunction with KTTZ-TV, produces Free to Exchange, an interview-based television program that focuses on contemporary economic and public policy issues. Check out the latest episode here. The FMI maintains a catalog of past episodes on its Free to Exchange page.

In the Media

  • Radio Interview - December 4, 2014 - Dr. Benjamin Powell on Minimum Wage Decreasing Employment Opportunities for Young People - KFYO News/Talk 790 AM - Dr. Powell joined Chad Hasty to discuss the minimum wage and its impact on youth unemployment.

  • Radio Interview - December 4, 2014 - West Texas Today with Jim Douglass and Curtis Parrish - FOX Talk 950 AM/100.7 FM - Dr. Powell joined West Texas Today to discuss Prof. Scott Beaulier's visit to Texas Tech University where he will deliver a presentation on the relationship between youth unemployment and government policy. The interview begins around the 20 minute mark.

  • News Article - December 1, 2014 - Free Market Institute launches pilot program - The Daily Toreador - The Texas Tech University student newspaper published a news story publicizing the Free Market Institute's new undergraduate reading program with commentary from Dr. Powell and Political Economy Research Fellow, Dr. Adam Martin.

  • Op-Ed - November 12, 2014 - Free Markets 25 Years After the Berlin Wall - Huffington Post - Dr. Powell discusses institutional reform supportive of economic freedom and economic progress that has taken place in central and eastern Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall.


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TTU Plaza Free Market Institute P. 806.742.7138
1901 University Ave. Texas Tech University F. 806.742.1854
Suite 308 Box 45059 E. free.market@ttu.edu
Lubbock, TX 79410 Lubbock, TX 79409-5059  


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