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Markets and Morality

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The theme for the fall 2016 program was Markets and  Morality. Participants explored a number of questions concerning the moral and ethical dimensions of the market system.

More specifically, participants engaged debates about whether capitalism or socialism is more just, different moral standards for evaluating market outcomes, what sorts markets should be allowed, and a number of applications to different moral and ethical issues.

In October 2016, participants attended a summit hosted at Texas Tech University with the participants from the programs at Southern Methodist University and Baylor University. The summit featured formal remarks from Prof. David Schmidtz on the role that competition performs in the provision of educational services and the economic ramifications of efforts to promote ecological justice in Africa. Participants also engaged in interactive discussion groups on issues related to the program theme of markets and morality.

The schedule of readings and topics of discussion for the fall 2016 McLane Teammates Reading Program can be found at the following link:

McLane Teammates Reading Program — Fall 2016 Reading List

Please contact the Free Market Institute with any questions by email at free.market@ttu.edu or by phone at 806.742.7138.

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More general information about the program and application process can be found on the McLane Teammates Reading Program page.