2012 Archives | Houston, Texas

The 2012 Free Market Forum was held in Houston, Texas, with the largest number of faculty and state policy attendees to date. One-hundred-fifty attendees gathered from 32 states and provinces in North America, as well as Puerto Rico and Lithuania. Several hundred friends of Hillsdale College also participated.

Reverend Robert Sirico of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty was the opening speaker. Dr. Theodore Malloch of Yale University and economist Stuart Varney also addressed the audience.

The papers from the 2012 Free Market Forum, with the exception of remarks by Stuart Varney, are available online and as downloadable PDFs. Click the titles below for either option.

Please note that all of the talks are available in DVD format from Hillsdale College. Please call 1-800-437-2268.

“How to Think Clearly About Social Justice”
Reverend Robert Sirico, Acton Institute

Panel 1—“The International Debt Crisis”
Chair: Burton Folsom, Hillsdale College

Panel 2—“Economics and Immigration”
Chair: Ron Mahurin, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

“America's Spiritual Capital”
Theodore Malloch, Yale University

Panel 3—“The Gold Standard”
Chair: Gary Wolfram, Hillsdale College

“Economics and the 2012 Election”
Stuart Varney, FOX News