2nd Annual NDPC Free-Market Forum


Dr. Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

Dr. Woods is a Senior Fellow at the Ludwig Von Mises Institute and New York Times Best Selling Author of "Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse."  He holds a bachelor's degree in history from Harvard, and his master's, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Mr. Michael LaFaive

Mr. LaFaive is director of the Mackinac Center's Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative.  He is author of dozens of commentaries and studies on such fiscal policies as state government spending, privatization, economic development and unfunded federal mandates.  His Op-Eds have appeared in numerous Michigan newspapers, and he is regularly quoted in television, radio and newspaper stories.  Since 1995, LaFaive has served as managing editor of the Mackinac Center periodical Michigan Privatization Report.  LaFaive has undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics from Central Michigan University.  

Dr. Robert P. Murphy

Dr. Murphy is an economist with the Institute for Energy Research, Senior Fellow of Business and Economic Studies at the Pacific Research Institute, and Author of "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism" and "The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression."  He holds an economics degree from Hillsdale College, and earned his Ph.D. at New York University.



11:00 AM Registration

12:00 PM Welcome

12:15 PM Thomas E. Woods, Jr., "Free Market Economics 101"

1:15 PM Break

1:30 PM Robert P. Murphy, "The Economics of Depression"

2:30 PM Break, Book Signing*

3:15 PM Michael LaFaive, "Economic Development and Government"

4:15 PM Break

4:30 PM Robert P. Murphy, "Economics of Energy: North Dakota and the Nation"

5:30 PM Reception, Book Signing*

6:30 PM Dinner (Location to be announced)


Click HERE for a map of the exact location at The University of Mary.  The Tharaldson School of Business is number 20 on the map. 



*Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Name Sales End Price Fee
General Admission Ended $15 $0.99
General Admission & Dinner Ended $90 $2.25
Current NDPC Donors - General Admission Ended Free
Current NDPC Donors - Dinner Ended $75 $1.88
Media Ended Free

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