Nov 21, 2008

Ebeling on the Auto Bailout

Richard Ebeling, one of our speakers in November, 2008, has published a comment on the proposed bailout of the Detroit automobile industry. It appeared in the Detroit News.

An excerpt: "However the auto bailout is paid for -- through higher taxes, increased borrowing, or by cranking up the Bureau of Engraving's printing presses -- it amounts to little more than "spreading the wealth" from the rest of us to those who know how to buy political friends wisely."

Read the rest here.

Capitalism Without Guilt

The second speaker in the Moore School of Business BB&T Foundations of Capitalism speaker series will be Yaron Brook, President, Ayn Rand Institute

Mr. Brook will present "Capitalism Without Guilt"

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 2
Time: 5-6 pm 
Location: 8th Floor Lumpkin Auditorium

You may view a webcast on the day of the event by going to Look under the bottom left corner under "Moore Events." If you will be live on the webcast, just add WEBCAST into the comment section of the RSVP form. 

For questions or feedback, contact:

Gabriele Koebler Clark
Director, Alumni Relations
Moore School of Business 
University of South Carolina 

800-277-0105 (toll free in US)

Russ Sobel on Video

Russ Sobel's presentation on "Unleashing Capitalism" is now available via a video link from the Initiative for Public Choice and Market Process at the College of Charleston. 

To view it, click here.

Nov 19, 2008

BB&T Foundations of Capitalism Series

John A. Allison IV, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BB&T Corporation, will speak about 'Principled Leadership' at the BB&T "Foundations of Capitalism" Speaker Series. Moore School of Business graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, November 20, 2008, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Lumpkin Room, 8th Floor
Moore School of Business
University of South Carolina
1705 College Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Register here.

Nov 18, 2008

Russ Sobel on the West Virginia Economy

Dr. Russ Sobel on the West Virginia Economy...

More of the interview here. Russ Sobel spoke to the Columbia Economics Club in November.

Nov 11, 2008

Ebeling to Speak Wednesday, Nov. 12

Richard Ebeling, the Shelby C. Davis Visiting Professor in Economics at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and formerly the president of the Foundation for Economic Education, will be the speaker at the next meeting of the Columbia Economics Club. 

His topic will be "The Bailout Boondoggle: Blaming Capitalism for Government Blunders."

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008
Time: Noon
Location: The Palmetto Club (McMeekin Room)
Member RSVP: Kathryn Robinson
Guests are $25

Jun 30, 2008

July Meeting

Matt Kibbe, President of FreedomWorks will be the speaker at the next luncheon of the Columbia Economics Club. FreedomWorks is a non-profit organization designed to fight for lower taxes, less government and more economic freedom for Americans.

Topic: "The Mortgage Crisis and the Economy: Is the Cure Worse than the Disease?"
Date: Tuesday, July 1st
Time: Noon Luncheon
Location: 1201 Main Street, Capital City Club, Columbia, South Carolina
Kathryn Robinson

About the speaker...

Matt Kibbe became President and CEO of FreedomWorks in June 2004. From 1984-2004, the FreedomWorks organization was called Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) and previously Matt served as its Executive Vice President from 1996-2004.

Today, as President/CEO, Matt manages FreedomWorks' overall operations and strategy, including public policy development, grassroots operations, and state and federal issue campaigns for the organization. Before joining Citizens for a Sound Economy, Matt served as Chief of Staff and House Budget Committee Associate for U.S. Representative Dan Miller(R-FL) from 1993 to 1996.

Between 1990 and 1993, Mr. Kibbe was Director of Federal Budget Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Prior to that, he served as Senior Economist for the Republican National Committee during Lee Atwater's tenure as Chairman. Between 1988 and 1989, Mr. Kibbe was the Managing Editor of Market Process, an academic economics journal published by the Center for the Study of Market Processes at George Mason University. The journal developed Austrian and Public Choice approaches to economic theory, and a free market understanding of political economy.

Mr. Kibbe started his professional career at Citizens for a Sound Economy, serving as a policy analyst between 1986 and 1988. Matt did graduate work in the economics department at George Mason University and received his BA in Economics from Grove City College.

Mr. Kibbe has written extensively on economics, public policy and politics. His writings have appeared in outlets such as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Reason, Market Process and The Journal of Regulation and Social Costs.

Jun 9, 2008

Brad Thompson's Speech to the CEC May 28th, 2008

For a DVD or audio CD of this presentation, please contact Kathryn Robinson.

May 1, 2008

May 2008 Meeting

"Defending Businessmen and Saving America"
Dr. Bradley Thompson
Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism
Wednesday, May 28th
Summit Club (Founder's Lounge)

A friendly reminder: the meeting starts promptly at noon.

C. Bradley Thompson is the BB&T Research Professor at Clemson University and the Executive Director of the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism. He has also been a visiting fellow at Princeton and Harvard universities and at the University of London.

Professor Thompson is the author of the prize-winning book John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty. He has also edited The Revolutionary Writings of John Adams, Antislavery Political Writings, 1833-1860: A Reader and was an associate editor of the four-volume Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment. His current book project is on “The Ideological Origins of American Constitutionalism."

Dr. Thompson is also an occasional writer for The Times Literary Supplement of London. He has lectured around the country on education reform and the American Revolution, and his op-ed essays have appeared in scores of newspapers around the country and abroad. Dr. Thompson's lectures on the political thought of John Adams have twice appeared on C-SPAN television.

Feb 22, 2008

Health Care Reform on the Nation's Agenda

This is a copy of the presentation by Dr. Robert Sade of MUSC to the Columbia Economics Club on February 12, 2008.

Feb 13, 2008

Dr. Robert Sade on Health Care

Dr. Robert Sade of MUSC was our speaker at our last meeting of the 2007 - 2008 year. Here are a few of his comments.

"Under the current health care system in the United States, when people purchase $1.00 of health care, they only use 10 cents of their own money."

"The structure of society should reflect the needs of most people, not the least competent."

"In the last hundred years, sanitary engineers have saved more lives than doctors."

Jan 30, 2008

How to Fix Healthcare

Attention Members!

Please join us for our next meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, February 12th at the Summit Club (East Room). The meeting will start promptly at noon.

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Robert M. Sade, M.D. and his topic will be:

"Health Care Reform on the Nation's Agenda: Ethical Foundations, Policy Goals, and How to Get There"

Robert Sade is a pediatric cardiac surgeon, Professor of Surgery, and Director of the Institute of Human Values in Health Care at the Medical University of South Carolina. He has written several hundred articles, book chapters, and books on cardiothoracic surgery, medical education, biomedical ethics, and health policy, currently serves as an editor of both the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the Journal of Philosophy and Medicine, and has edited over a dozen special symposium issues in peer-review journals on bioethics topics.

Dr. Sade currently chairs the Ethics Committee of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, and chairs the Standards and Ethics Committee of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He was a member of the American Medical Association’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs for seven years, and recently retired as chair of the Council.

Please keep in mind that only members and their guests will be invited to join us for luncheon. If you still have yet to confirm your membership or have any questions, please feel free to contact our membership chair, Matthew McFadden at 803-251-3264.

Please RSVP by Monday, February 11th to Kathryn Robinson at 803-251-3267 or via email.