This spring, the John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise will sponsor two reading groups. Reading groups provide students with rewarding opportunities for academic enrichment, allowing them to extend intellectual inquiry beyond the classroom. All books and meals are provided by the Schnatter Center.
Weeknight Reading Groups
Each group will read three books and discuss one book during each meeting. Each group will meet at 6:00 p.m. for discussion, followed by dinner at a local restaurant. All books and dinner expenses will be paid for by the Schnatter Center.
Group 1: Mondays at 6:00 p.m.
- February 6 – Henry Hazlitt, Economics in One Lesson
- March 6 – Burton Folsom, The Myth of the Robber Barons
- April 17 – Douglas North, Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance
Group 2: Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
- February 7 – Nina Munk, The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty
- March 7 – Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson, Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty (first half of book)
- April 18 – Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson, Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty (second half of book)
All reading group participants are also expected to attend Schnatter Center guest speaker events.
Please indicate your preference for Group 1 or 2 on your application.