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Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Harvard Law School conference on Free Market Ideology

Not sports law related, but possibly of interest to some of our readers:

This Saturday, the Project on Law and Mind Sciences of Harvard Law School will be hosting its third annual conference. The topic is "The Free Market Mindset: History, Psychology, and Consequences." Given all that is going on in today's economy and the government's efforts to prevent a more severe recession or even a depression, the free market mindset couldn't be a more timely topic.

This event will be open to the public.

Speakers will include Jon Hanson (Harvard Law prof), Douglas Kysar (Yale Law prof), Christine Desan (Harvard Law prof), Bernard Harcourt (UChicago Law prof), along with a number of prominent economists and other academics, including Stephen Marglin (Harvard Businsess School prof) and Juliet Schor (Boston College sociology prof)

I will also be speaking at this event. I'll be speaking on the last panel (5:30 p.m.), after I speak at MIT Sloan's Sports Analytics Conference. It will be a busy day.

Update: Judge Richard Posner will also be speaking at the event.


I've seen some left wing drivel before, but this takes the cake. Why didn't the organizers present speakers who could make the case, in a powerful way, FOR free markets? There are no shortage of such folks at the University of Chicago, Stanford, or George Mason. Perhaps the "academics" at Harvard law are afraid of being exposed by their more analytical cousins in the economics department. This conference is nothing more free market bashing. I'm sure Hayek and Friedman (and perhaps Adam Smith) are having a good laugh at this non-sense.

Anonymous Anonymous -- 3/06/2009 3:45 PM  

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