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Center for Public Choice and Market Process

The Center for Public Choice & Market Process is funded by BB&T and the Koch Foundation and is designed to examine and stimulate discussion of the following topics:

  • The role of government institutions in a capitalistic society
  • The relationship between government and the individual
  • The relationship between political and economic freedomThe moral structure of a free market economy
  • The success of the Center for Public Choice & Market Process depends on the support of foundations and private individuals who share its commitment to advancing the understanding and appreciation of the system of free minds and free markets.

We are deeply grateful to all who support our venture.

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Coming in Fall 2015

voice, exit, democracyVoice, Exit, and the Meaning of Democracy

October 9, 2015, 5 pm (Wells Fargo Auditorium)

Adam Martin will discuss the consequences of citizen decisions of voice and exit for individual liberty. Does exit or voice provide better feedback to government and accountability? Details...

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"From Federalism to Public Choice" Reading Symposium

October 9-11, 2015

The Reading Symposium is organized for students interested in classical works on free society. The 2015 Reading Symposium is led by Dr. Phil Magness and Dr. Adam Martin on the topics of Federalism, Progressivism, the Rule of Law, and the Administrative State. More on Reading Symposium...

Randy SimmonsCan Free Markets Save the Environment?

October 14, 2015, 5pm (Tate 202, School of Business)

Professor Randy Simmons with discuss free market environmentalism as an approach to dealing with environmental problems. He is the author of "Endangered Species: Critical Thinking About Environmental Issues," and "Beyond Politics: The Roots of Government Failure." His latest book manuscript is "Political Ecology: Politics, Economics and the Endangered Species Act." More info...

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Recent Events

On September 18-19, we co-sponsored the Weekend Exploring Liberty Seminar together with Institute for Humane Studies. 

2014-2015 Annual Report

With the close of another academic year we wanted to take an opportunity to share the 2014-2015 Center for Public Choice & Market Process Annual Report.  The advocacy and support of our participants and many others is a major reason for our continued success. Take a look at the Annual Report 2014-15 showcasing events organized by the Initiative. 

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