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ScarlettTom & Martha Boyd Ethical Leadership Week — Keynote Address with Joe Scarlett

March 27, 2023
MTSU Business and Aerospace Building
The PERI is co-sponsoring the keynote address during the Tom & Martha Boyd Ethical Leadership Week at the Jones College of Business. Keynote speaker Joe Scarlett is the retired chairman of Tractor Supply Company and founder of the Scarlett Family Foundation, which provides scholarships and educational support to Middle Tennessee students.

The Jones College of Business at MTSU has a commitment to enhance students' ethical decision making. As part of this commitment, Carolyn Tumbleson, the Tolbert Faculty Fellow in Business Ethics is presenting Ethical Leadership Week events, made possible by a generous contribution from Martha and Tom Boyd. Ethical Leadership Week brings local alumni and leaders into the classroom to share their experiences and advice on how to uphold ethical principles in the workplace. 

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CaplanAIER Bastiat Society: "Libertarianism Against the Welfare State"

Tuesday, March 28  |  6 p.m.
Richland Country Club1 Club Dr.
Nashville, TN

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AIER’s Bastiat Society program in Nashville will host an in-person event with Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University.

Many libertarians argue that the welfare state isn't all that bad. Caplan argues, however, that long-standing libertarian objections to the welfare state have stood the test of time. They may not be popular, but they're true.

About the Speaker: Bryan Caplan is a Professor of Economics at George Mason University and New York Times Bestselling author.

Bryan wrote The Myth of the Rational Voter, named “the best political book of the year” by the New York Times, Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids, The Case Against Education, and Open Borders (co-authored with Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal's Zach Weinersmith). His latest project, Poverty: Who To Blame, is now well underway.

He is the editor and chief writer for Bet On It, the blog hosted by the Salem Center for Policy at the University of Texas., and has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Newsweek, Atlantic, American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Law and Economics, and Intelligence. He has also appeared on ABC, BBC, Fox News, MSNBC, and C-SPAN. Bryan is an openly nerdy man who loves role-playing games and graphic novels, he lives in Oakton, Virginia, with his wife and four kids.


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