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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.

FMI Public Speaker Series
The Kids are Not Alright: How Government Causes Youth Unemployment

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Scott Beaulier - Executive Director, Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy and Adams-Bibby Chair of Free Enterprise, Sorrell College of Business, Troy University

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration, Texas Tech University
CR 101 - First Floor
4:30 - 5:45 PM

Scott Beaulier is the Adams-Bibby Chair of Free Enterprise and Executive Director of the Manual H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University. Scott serves also serves as the Division Chair of Economics and Finance in the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University. He writes a weekly column for The Birmingham News. Prior to his current positions at Troy University, Scott taught at Beloit College and Mercer College and was a Fellow for the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation at the Independent Institute.

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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.

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TTU Plaza Free Market Institute P. 806.742.7138
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