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Monday, October 20, 2014

Lubbock Liberty Workshop With Dr. Benjamin Powell Out Of Poverty

Lubbock Liberty and the Texas Tech University chapter of Young Americans For Liberty co-hosted the Director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech, Dr. Ben Powell.  Powell gave a presentation on his newest book, Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy.
In Out of Poverty, Powell uses economic theory in arguing that much of what the anti-sweatshop movement has agitated for would actually harm the very workers they intend to help by creating less desirable alternatives and undermining the process of development.

After Powell's presentation about his findings in Out of Poverty, he took questions and comments from the audience.

Brian Thornton, one of Lubbock Liberty's organizers, said of the event, “we are thrilled to have such a distinguished guest speaking to the power of the free market in improving lives around the world.”

"Out Of Poverty"

Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Patterson Public Library
In the Community Meeting Room,
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1836 Parkway Drive
Lubbock, Texas 79401

Benjamin Powell is the Director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University and a Visiting Professor in the Rawls College of Business. He is the North American Editor of the Review of Austrian Economics, past President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education, and a senior fellow with the Independent Institute. He earned his B.S. in economics and finance from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University.

Professor Powell is the editor of Making Poor Nations Rich: Entrepreneurship and the Process of Development (Stanford University Press: 2008) and co-editor of Housing America: Building Out of a Crisis (Transaction: 2009). He is author of more than 50 scholarly articles and policy studies. His primary fields of research are economic development, Austrian economics, and public choice.

Dr. Powell's research findings have been reported in more than 100 popular press outlets including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. He also writes frequently for the popular press. His popular writing has appeared in the Investor's Business Daily, the Financial Times (London), the Christian Science Monitor, and many regional outlets. He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows including, CNN, MSNBC, Showtime, CNBC, and he was a regular guest commentator on Fox Business's Freedom Watch.

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.

Brian Thornton, Amanda Smith, Texas Tech University chapter of Young Americans For Liberty, Mallory Miller


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