Posts Tagged ‘Steven Horwitz’

Free-Market Solutions versus FEMA

Monday, August 29th, 2011

In Hurricane Irene and Walmart’s Staff Meteorologist, from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Eileen Norcross discusses economist Steven Horwitz’s assertion that the private sector was able to handle Hurricane Katrina more adeptly and more quickly than FEMA.

The article link’s to the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship’s interview of Horwitz on this very issue.

Ethics of the Profit Motive

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Chris Macdonald, at his Business Ethics Blog, explores the ethics of the profit motive. The profit motive is often blamed for the unethical and illegal actions of businesspeople that we read about in the news every day. But does the profit motive necessarily lead to wrongdoing? And aren’t businesspeople, like everyone else, motivated by much more than just a desire to profit?

Read the article here.

Also, check out this excellent list of 50 ethics blogs.

New Issue of the Journal of Private Enterprise

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

The Spring 2010 issue of The Journal of Private Enterprise, published by the Association of Private Enterprise Education, has just been released. It contains articles by leading Austrian School economists Israel Kirzner, Peter Boettke, and CEE guest speaker Steven Horwitz. See the journal’s website for more details.

Below is a short video interview of Steven Horwitz, conducted during his Spring 2009 visit.

Hurricane Katrina and the Marketplace

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

The Mercatus Institute, “a university-based research center [that] works to advance knowledge about how markets work to improve our lives,” has a web page devoted to research on Hurricane Katrina. Questions explored by the Mercatus researchers include: How did New Orleans communities that have recovered since Katrina do so? What effect did social entrepreneurship have on their recovery? What kinds of government policies could facilitate a quicker recovery from future disasters? Among the experts featured are two CEE Guest Speakers, Emily Chamlee-Wright and Steven Horwitz.

Watch our video interview with Dr. Chamlee-Wright in which she talks about her research on some of the above issues.

Also, watch our interview with Dr. Horwitz on the role of Wal-Mart in New Orleans’ recovery.

Finally, explore Mercatus’ fascinating website here.

Video Interview with Dr. Steven Horwitz

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Below is a brief video interview of CEE’s executive director Dr. Stephen Hicks with our Spring 2009 guest speaker Dr. Steven Horwitz about Wal-Mart’s response to Hurricane Katrina.

Spring 2009 guest speakers

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

The Center is proud to announce its guest speakers for Spring 2009:

Steven HorwitzSteven Horwitz, February 18, 2 PM, SCAR 4

Steven Horwitz is Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University in New York. He is the author of Microfoundations and Macroeconomics: An Austrian Perspective (Routledge, 2000) and Monetary Evolution, Free Banking, and Economic Order (Westview, 1992). He has written extensively on Hayekian political economy, monetary theory and history, and the economics of gender and the family. Dr. Horwitz will give a talk entitled “Wal-Mart to the Rescue: Private Enterprise’s Response to Hurricane Katrina,” in conjunction with Dr. Hicks’s Business and Economic Ethics class.

C. Bradley ThompsonC. Bradley Thompson, March 18, 2 PM, SCAR 20

C. Bradley Thompson is Research Professor at Clemson University in South Carolina. Professor Thompson is the author of the prize-winning book John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty (University Press of Kansas, 1998). 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 will give a talk on the political thought of John Adams in Dr. Jules Gleicher’s Political Philosophy of the American Revolutionary Era class.

David MayerDavid Mayer, March 25, 2 PM SCAR 20

David Mayer is Professor of Law and History at Capital University in Ohio, where he teaches courses in American constitutional history, English and American legal history, and intellectual property, as well as a seminar in Libertarianism and the Law. He has written The Constitutional Thought of Thomas Jefferson (University Press of Virginia, 1994) and several articles in law reviews, history and political science journals. Dr. Mayer will give a talk entitled “Thomas Jefferson and the `Holy Cause of Freedom’” in Dr. Gleicher’s Political Philosophy of the American Revolutionary Era class.

The flyer for this announcement is available here (PDF). Please contact us at if you have any questions or would like more information.