Free Market Forum

Upcoming Seminars

2014 Free Market Forum

“Markets, Government, and the Common Good”

Indianapolis J W Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana
October 23-25, 2014


Thursday, October 23

5:30 p.m.                         Reception 

7:00 p.m.                         Dinner

8:00 p.m.                        “The Economics of Baby Boomers”
                                           P. J. O’Rourke
                                           Author, The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way

Friday, October 24

6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.   Buffet Breakfast


8:15-9:45 a.m.                 Panel 1: “Bitcoins”
                                           Chair:  Gary Wolfram
                                           Hillsdale College

“History of Alternative Currencies”
Garrick Hileman
London School of Economics

“How Bitcoins Work”
Sam Patterson
Author, Bitcoin Beginner 

“Bitcoins:  Problems and Prospects”
George Selgin
University of Georgia

9:45 a.m.                        Break

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.        Panel 2: “Income Inequality”
                                         Chair:  Burton Folsom
                                         Hillsdale College

“The History of Income Inequality in the U.S.”
Michael D. Tanner
Cato Institute

“The Effect of Government Intervention”
Robert Rector
Heritage Foundation

“Income Inequality as a Political Issue”
Tim Carney
American Enterprise Institute

12:00 p.m.                   Luncheon
                                      “Obamacare and Productivity”
                                       Casey Mulligan
                                       University of Chicago

2 – 3:30 p.m.               Panel 3: “The Finances of American Cities”
                                       Chair:  Kris Mauren
                                       Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty

“Lessons from Detroit”
Kevin D. Williamson
National Review Online

“Lessons from Vallejo, Stockton, and San Bernardino”
Wayne Winegarden
Pacific Research Institute

“Lessons from St. Petersburg”
Rick Baker
Author, The Seamless City

3:30 p.m                      Afternoon Break

5:30 p.m.                     Reception

7:00 p.m.                     Dinner

8:00 p.m.                     “The Problem of Crony Capitalism”
                                       Charles Payne
                                       FOX Business Network

Saturday, October 25

6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.   Buffet Breakfast

8:00 a.m                        Faculty Session  (Only for Faculty Attendees)