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Externalities, Population and Climate

Externalities, Population and Climate

Editor’s note: This piece is penned by Dr. David Friedman, an American economist who will be the March 16 keynote speaker at the Northwood University Freedom Seminar. All societies face the coordination problem: In order to do anything complicated you have to somehow get millions of people to coordinate their activities. To make automobiles you need...

By David Friedman

Liberty or Freedom?

Liberty or Freedom?

Most of us use the words “freedom” and “liberty” as synonyms, though the freedom to send their child to whatever school they think best” probably sounds better than “Parents should have the liberty to…” However, when we start to think about that particular statement, differences between the two words become apparent. To be free usually...

By Dr. Glenn Moots

Conceived in Liberty: Economic Greatness in the Founding of America

Conceived in Liberty: Economic Greatness in the Founding of America

The United States Declaration of Independence was not yet six months old when George Washington and his Continental Army found themselves crossing the Delaware River from Pennsylvania to New Jersey in late December to do battle against British and Hessian German soldiers at what became known as the Battle of Trenton. In fact, Washington and...

By Dr. Timothy Nash

Monetary Freedom Instead of Central Banking

Monetary Freedom Instead of Central Banking

The United States and most of the rest of the world are, once again, in the midst of an inflationary crisis. Prices in general are rising at annualized rates not experienced by, especially, the industrialized countries of North America and Europe for well over 40 years. More than 50 percent of the U.S. population is...

By Dr. Richard M. Ebeling

Conceived in Liberty: Economic Greatness in the Founding of America

Conceived in Liberty: Economic Greatness in the Founding of America

The United States Declaration of Independence was not yet six months old when George Washington and his Continental Army found themselves crossing the Delaware River from Pennsylvania to New Jersey in late December to do battle against British and Hessian German soldiers at what became known as the Battle of Trenton.  In fact, Washington and...

By Dr. Timothy Nash

2022-23 Bauervic Essay Competition

2022-23 Bauervic Essay Competition

All Northwood students are invited to submit an essay on the following topic: Censorship, Fake News and Viewpoint Discrimination: What is the role of the government versus market forces in enabling free and responsible speech? Currently enrolled Northwood University undergraduate students and Northwood University DeVos School Graduate School students are eligible to participate in the...

McNair Center: America is at a crossroads

McNair Center: America is at a crossroads

Introduction Recent polls from Fox News, The New York Times, and others indicate the November mid-term elections will turn on two major issues: inflation and the economy, and crime rates.  These polls seem to show Republicans with a better than even chance of taking both the House and Senate as the majority of Americans blame...

By Dr. Timothy Nash

The ‘Chickens of Non-transitory Inflation Have come Home to Roost’

The ‘Chickens of Non-transitory Inflation Have come Home to Roost’

Dr. Timothy G. Nash, vice president, emeritus; director of The McNair Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship; and the McNair Endowed Chair in Free Market Economics at Northwood University, has an interesting piece about inflation published on Townhall. You can read it here.

By Dr. Timothy Nash

29th Annual TFAS Journalism Awards Dinner

29th Annual TFAS Journalism Awards Dinner

29th Annual Fund for American Studies Journalism Awards Dinner November 15, 2022 Metropolitan Club East 60th Street, New York, NY REGISTER HERE For nearly 30 years, TFAS has fostered the careers of outstanding journalists, including Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters, editors of national magazines and authors of bestselling books. Your support of the 29th Annual TFAS Journalism...

Florida Women’s Summit

Florida Women’s Summit

Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women Florida Women’s Summit November 4 – November 6, 2022 Doubletree Hotel 5555 Hazeltine National Drive Orlando, FL 32812 REGISTER HERE Hear top female conservative leaders speak, grow in policy knowledge, and get to network with fellow students and leaders! Confirmed speakers include: K. T. McFarland, Foreign Policy Expert and Frequent...

A Tribute to Gerald Russello on his First Anniversary

A Tribute to Gerald Russello on his First Anniversary

Russell Kirk Center Event A Tribute to Gerald Russello on his First Anniversary Monday, November 14  from 6 – 9pm EST REGISTER HERE Last year, the world of letters lost one of its most energetic, cheerful, and gregarious contributors: Gerald Russello, longtime editor of The University Bookman (2005–2021). Please join us on Monday, November 14, 2022, for...

The Book Gallery: James Panero on Russell Kirk’s Ghostly Tales

The Book Gallery: James Panero on Russell Kirk’s Ghostly Tales

The Russell Kirk Center Virtual Event The Book Gallery: James Panero on Russell Kirk’s Ghostly Tales October 25, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EST REGISTER HERE Bookman editor Luke Sheahan will be joined by executive editor of The New Criterion James Panero and Hollywood screenwriter Adam Simon to discuss Russell Kirk’s ghostly fiction. Panero wrote a...