2008 Archives | Dearborn, Michigan

Due to the growth of the program, the third annual Free Market Forum was held in Dearborn, Michigan, on September 25-27, 2008. Almost 400 faculty members, state policy leaders, and other guests from across the United States and Canada took part in the weekend.

Karl Grove delivered the opening address. Other evening speakers included Jonah Goldberg and world renowned economist Hernando de Soto. Professor Ken Elzinga provided valuable insights on "How to Teach Economics" in his Saturday morning lecture. Four panel discussions rounded out the three-day event.

The papers from the Free Market Forum 2008 (except Rove, Goldberg, and de Soto) are available for download below. Simply click on the title to open the file.

Please note, all of the talks are available in audio format from Hillsdale College. Please call 1-800-437-2268.
"Economics and the 2008 Election"
Karl Rove

Panel 1: Markets and Politics

Panel 2: Freedom and the Environment

Panel 3: 21st Century Challenges to Property Rights

"The Theoretical Roots of American Bureaucracy"
Jonah Goldberg

Panel 4: "Is Free Trade Fair Trade?"