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 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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Radio Interview - October 15, 2014 - Dr. Benjamin Powell on Judge Napolitano's Lubbock Visit, U.S. Economic Freedom - KFYO News/Talk 790 AM - Dr. Powell joined Chad Hasty to discuss Judge Andrew Napolitano's upcoming visit to Texas Tech University, his recent op-ed addressing the prospect of democratic reforms in Hong Kong and economic freedom more broadly.
Radio Interview - October 14, 2014 - West Texas Today with Jim Douglass and Curtis Parrish - FOX Talk 950AM/100.7FM - Dr. Powell and Judge Andrew Napolitano joined West Texas Today to discuss the Judge's upcoming visit to Texas Tech University.
Op-Ed - October 13, 2014 - The Future of Hong Kong's Freedom? - Huffington Post - Dr. Powell discusses the recent student protests in light of the potential impact of democratic reforms on the level of economic freedom in Hong Kong.
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Free Market Institute
1901 University Ave.
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79410
Lubbock, TX 79409-5059