Forum on the Economic & Legal Foundations of Capitalism, with Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith; Cosponsored with the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy


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  • Venue: Surf & Sand Resort
  • Division: The Henry G. Manne Program in Law & Economics Studies, The Judicial Education Program

Forum on the Economic & Legal Foundations of Capitalism, with Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith 
Cosponsored with the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy

In the rush to solve complex emerging problems, there is always a risk of forgetting simple truths and fundamental insights from the past that are still critically relevant today. The Forum will revisit the legal, economic, and philosophical insights from legends of capitalism, the Rule of Law, and economic liberties – including Adam Smith, Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, and Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith – and explore how their time-tested understanding of these fundamental principles applies to current problems and concerns. This discussion is critically important as fierce debates are raging in modern public and legal discourse on the future and meaning of capitalism, corporate purpose, and the sustainability of the Rule of Law.

The agenda will feature leading law professors, economists, political scientists, and historians and include breakout sessions moderated by LEC CapLaw Scholars.

Questions? Contact Ian Spears at ispears2@gmu.edu or 703.993.8008.