Free Market Road Show heads to Northwood April 2
March 27, 2024

Free Market Road Show heads to Northwood April 2

The Free Market Road Show is heading to Northwood University April 2 as part of the 2024 Freedom Seminar.

“The Austrian Economics Center facilitates the Free Market Road Show to provide high-quality analyses and engaging events that highlight the importance of individual liberty, free markets and constitutionally limited government — all values shared by Northwood University,” explained Dr. Dale Matcheck, who chairs Northwood’s economics department. “We are thrilled to have this year’s Freedom Seminar be included as a stop on the 2024 Free Market Road Show.”

The Northwood University Freedom Seminar is a yearly event featuring lectures and films that explore the principles of free enterprise. Distinguished academic and business leaders lead discussions on topics of great interest to local, national, and global audiences, making the seminar a platform for insightful investigations.

“All events are free and open to the public,” Matcheck noted.

There will be two Free Market Road Show events on April 2 in the McNair Center for Free Enterprise, which is located within the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center, off Naegele Drive, at Northwood University in Midland.

The first presentation begins at 9 a.m. with a panel discussing how America and Europe should deal with their environmental challenges. Panelists include Jason Hayes, director of energy and environmental policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, and Nick Loris, vice president of public policy at C3 Solutions.

The second Free Market Road Show event on April 2 starts at 10:30 a.m. and features panelists discussing how America and Europe should deal with immigration and demographic challenges. Panelists include Barbara Kolm, director of the Austrian Economics Center, and president of the Hayek Institute; and Dr. Alexandar Tokarev, Northwood University economics professor.
Can’t make it in person? Both events will be livestreamed here.

The last event of this year’s Freedom Seminar will be held April 17, featuring a panel that will discuss “The Role of Government in a Free Society: Conservative, Libertarian and Socialist Perspectives” at 7 p.m. in Griswold Lecture Hall. Panelists include Dr. Nathan Schleuter of Hillsdale College, Dr. Robert Murphy of the Mises Institute, and Matthew Erard, J.D. You will be able to watch this online here.

The following are presentations that already have been featured as part of the 2024 Northwood University Freedom Seminar, which kicked off in January:
• Dr. Yaron Brook: “The Morality of Capitalism” sponsored by the Ayn Rand Institute and Young Americans for Liberty. This can be viewed here.
• Dr. Burton Folsom: “The Contributions of Black Entrepreneurs to American Prosperity,” sponsored by Young Americans for Freedom. You can view this here.
• Eric Nager, “A Plan For America: How to Place the American Dream on a Sure Foundation Forever.”
• “The Hong Konger: Jimmy Lai’s Extraordinary Struggle for Freedom,” with producer Eric Kohn, Acton Institute. You can watch this presentation here.

For more information about the Northwood University Freedom Seminar, visit

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