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Reading Groups

Each semester, the Center for Free Enterprise sponsors student reading groups. These groups are great opportunities for students who enjoy reading and exchanging ideas with their peers, and offer added academic enrichment and intellectual inquiry beyond the classroom. We encourage all majors and grade levels to apply. The groups meet for discussion, followed by dinner at a local restaurant. All books and meals are provided by the Center.


FALL 2019

This fall, the Center will host two reading groups. Each group will meet three times during the semester (see schedules below) for discussion, followed by dinner. In addition, we are able to offer a scholarship to each student who completes participation requirements. Details are available on the APPLICATION. Deadline to apply is noon on Monday, August 26.

READING GROUP OPTIONS

Group #1 5:30-7:00 pm, Mondays 9/16, 10/14, 11/18, Room 101
Why Not Capitalism? Jason Brennan and Why Not Socialism? G.A. Cohen
Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy, Benjamin Powell
Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through The Unfree World, Robert Lawson and Benjamin Powell    

Group #2 5:30-7:00 pm, Tuesdays 9/17, 10/15, 11/19, Room 222
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates, Peter Leeson
Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through The Unfree World, Robert Lawson and Benjamin Powell


Past books have included:

  • The Evolution of Everything, Matt Ridley
  • Average is Over, Tyler Cowen
  • Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future, Martin Ford
  • Who Gets What and Why, Alvin E. Roth
  • What Money Can’t Buy, Michael Sandel
  • Radical Markets, Eric A. Posner and E. Glen Weyl
  • The Complacent Class, Tyler Cowen
  • The Fatal Conceit, F.A. Hayek

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