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The Legacy of Jack Welch’s Managerial Capitalism

The Legacy of Jack Welch’s Managerial Capitalism

Heroes define a civilization, argues David Gelles in The Man Who Broke Capitalism. And of Americans, he says, “We put our chief executives up on pedestals.” No one has been more elevated than Jack Welch, the Chairman and CEO of General Electric (GE) from 1981 to 2001 and a media celebrity until his death in...

By Dr. Glenn Moots

Converging Points: Economic Freedom

Converging Points: Economic Freedom

Editor’s note: This is a feature from the September edition of When Free to Choose, a signature publication by Northwood University. Since first being published in November 2020, When Free to Choose has become a monthly habit for people who seek a substantive, thoughtful examination of the principles of liberty. Northwood is proud to provide...

By Alissa Butcher

What’s going on with supply chain jobs?

What’s going on with supply chain jobs?

Dr. Kevin McCormack and Todd Brundrett are professors in the Operations and Supply Chain Management program at Northwood University. Doug Hentschel chairs that department. This piece is featured in the September 2022 When Free to Choose, a signature publication by Northwood University. With the current supply chain challenges on everyone’s mind, numerous questions are on...

By Dr. Kevin McCormack

Video discusses ‘The Constitution, Rules and Games’

Video discusses ‘The Constitution, Rules and Games’

Northwood University is announcing the latest in an online series of lessons about freedom and free-market economics. The lesson posted Friday, “The Constitution, Rules and Games,” is taught by Dr. Glenn Moots, who chairs Northwood’s Political Science and Philosophy Department. “Viewers from all education levels and backgrounds will appreciate Dr. Moots’ engaging lecture,” stated Dr....

By Kate Hessling

New speaker series to feature influential business leaders

New speaker series to feature influential business leaders

Northwood University is pleased to announce a new speaker series, “Leadership Insights – A View from the Helm” to give our greater community access to influential and effective leaders. “‘A View from the Helm’ is a term introduced in a book by the same name, written by Dr. James Duderstadt, who served as president of...

By Kate Hessling

Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner

Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner

Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner Wednesday, November 16 – Thursday, November 17, 2022 New York, NY REGISTRATION DETAILS Atlas Network’s Liberty Forum, taking place at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, brings together amazing freedom champions to exchange ideas, share strategies, and celebrate successes that create the conditions for liberty to thrive. The gala...

Latest McNair economic outlook honors Queen Elizabeth II

Latest McNair economic outlook honors Queen Elizabeth II

Introduction On Sept. 8, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, commonly known as Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, head of the British Commonwealth and defender of the faith, passed away at the age of 96. Queen Elizabeth II, as of June 2022 served as...

By Dr. Timothy Nash

Out of Control Government and Isaiah’s Job

Out of Control Government and Isaiah’s Job

It is very difficult to be a classical liberal or libertarian and not experience bouts of disappointment, frustration, and outright pessimism. The world around us seems to be going to hell in a handbasket. Government continues to grow and, apparently, is out of control. For example, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its semiannual Budget...

By Dr. Richard M. Ebeling

New lesson posted in free online course promoting free-market economics

New lesson posted in free online course promoting free-market economics

Northwood University is announcing the third of an online series of lessons for anyone interested in The Northwood Idea and free-market economics. The Northwood Idea exists as a timeless set of values that adapts to changing conditions while remaining steadfast as a guiding light, explained Dr. Dale Matcheck, who chairs the Economics Department at Northwood...

By Kate Hessling

Homeschooling is a Right That Should Not Be Denied Through Over-Regulation

Homeschooling is a Right That Should Not Be Denied Through Over-Regulation

The following is part of the In Defense of Freedom essay series by Northwood University students. It is no secret that the K-12 education industry in our country has flaws. More than ever, we have seen evidence of this amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Some schools, both public and private, are still struggling to establish standards...

By Andrew Reder

Critical Theories: An Antithesis of the American Idea

Critical Theories: An Antithesis of the American Idea

The following is part of the In Defense of Freedom essay series by Northwood University students. Introduction – Defining the Scope To introduce a concept such as Critical Theory, a claim that will inevitably be regarded as extreme will have to be made: the Cold War that characterized the second half of the twentieth century...

By Alex Marashai

Why Socialism Fails

Why Socialism Fails

The following is part of the In Defense of Freedom essay series by Northwood University students. Socialism fails. Every. Single. Time. There is not one example of true socialism that has been enacted successfully, instead, it is the opposite. Capitalism is proven to be the most successful form of government and when you take that...

By Alissa Butcher

Capitalism: The Bearer of Freedom

Capitalism: The Bearer of Freedom

The following is part of the In Defense of Freedom essay series by Northwood University students. “Government has no economic responsibility. Only people have responsibility, and the government is not a person” (Friedman, 2014). This idea seems to be slipping away in today’s day and age as it has been taken and twisted by the...

By Alex Lowell

The Benefits of 2nd Amendment Rights on American Society

The Benefits of 2nd Amendment Rights on American Society

The following is part of the In Defense of Freedom essay series by Northwood University students. The second amendment has commonly been described as the defender of all other amendments that allow us to live as a free society. Though over the past few decades we have seen more attempts than ever by our own...

By Andrew Willit