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Toward a Free and Virtuous Society: The Cost of Cronyism: Economic, Legal, and Moral Implications

september 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - september 28, 2019 @ 11:30 pm

The competitive market system thrives when firmly rooted in a free and virtuous society. Yet the news is filled with economic arguments against the free market. Terms like capitalism and crony capitalism are used with little clarification. During this conference, we will explore the distinctions between free market capitalism and crony capitalism. We’ll look at the defining facts of cronyism and its detrimental effects on diverse markets. The cost of cronyism is high—join us in Dallas as we seek to keep business conditions free and competitive for everyone.

The ideal conference attendee is a student (undergraduate or graduate) with some experience studying economics, philosophy/ethics, politics, and/or theology.

Attendance is by application only. Conference fees, meals, and lodging will be covered for accepted applicants. Travel scholarships are available.

Application closes August 16, 2019.


september 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
september 28, 2019 @ 11:30 pm


Acton Institute
+1 616-454-3080


Hotel Indigo Downtown Dallas
1933 Main Street Dallas
Dallas, TX 75201 United States
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