Acton Lecture Series: 'Excuse Me Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism'

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There's little truly "progressive" about Progressivism. True progress happens when humans are free, yet the Progressive agenda substantially diminishes freedom while promising the unachievable. Based on his recent book — Lawrence Reed will tackle many of the most common economic, philosophic and historical errors of “progressive” ideology. Topics include individualism vs. collectivism, wealth inequality, free trade, and Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle. Excuse Me, Professor provides a handy reference for anyone actively engaged in advancing liberty, with essential essays debunking more than 50 Progressive clichés, such as “The rich are getting richer while the poor are getting poorer.", “Without government schools, most people wouldn’t get an education.”, "The minimum wage helps the poor.”, and many more!

Compiled and edited by Lawrence W. Reed in collaboration with the Foundation for Economic Education and Young America's Foundation, this anthology is an indispensable addition to every freedom lover's arsenal of intellectual ammunition.

Lawrence W. (“Larry”) Reed became president of FEE in 2008 after serving as chairman of its board of trustees in the 1990s and both writing and speaking for FEE since the late 1970s. Prior to becoming FEE’s president, he served for 20 years as president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan. He also taught economics full-time from 1977 to 1984 at Northwood University in Michigan and chaired its department of economics from 1982 to 1984.

He holds a B.A. in economics from Grove City College (1975) and an M.A. degree in history from Slippery Rock State University (1978), both in Pennsylvania. He holds two honorary doctorates, one from Central Michigan University (public administration, 1993) and Northwood University (laws, 2008).

Pre-registration is required for this event. Register here.

Boxed lunch will be provided.

DATE: Thursday, December 10, 2015
TIME: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. — Doors open
12:00 p.m. — Lecture begins
1:00 p.m. — Book signing*

*FEE is providing every registered guest that attends a free copy of “Excuse Me, Professor”. We apologize that books cannot be signed and mailed if you register and are unable to attend the event.

LOCATION: Acton Institute
98 E. Fulton Street (map)
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
PRICING: $15 — Regular
$10 — Full-time students

Street parking is available. There are also paid parking lots nearby. Please enter building off of Sheldon Blvd.

For more information regarding this event, please email or call 616.454.3080.



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