The Free Market Institute (FMI) is pleased to invite applications to the inaugural McLane Scholars Program. The McLane Scholars Program is a one semester, non-credit reading group in which undergraduate students will read and discuss selections from classic works in political economy and from contemporary scholars that address the relationships between and among entrepreneurship, economic freedom and social progress. The theme for the spring 2015 program is ‘Freedom and Entrepreneurship.’
Participants can expect to encounter the works of Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes and other giants of economics both past and present in discussions about the role of entrepreneurship in the history of economic thought, debates about whether capitalism is prone to creating volatile business cycles, and examinations of the relationship between entrepreneurship and economic development, among other topics.
The group will meet on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 – 6:30 PM in the FMI Conference Room (TTU Plaza, 1901 University Ave., Suite 308) for Socratic-style discussions focused on particular topics related to the broader themes of freedom and entrepreneurship. The meetings will be facilitated by a Texas Tech University faculty member, but ultimately focused on promoting debate and discussion between and among the student participants.
Participants that successfully complete the program will receive a $1,000 stipend.
The FMI will accept applications from current undergraduate students until Tuesday, December 23, 2014. For more information about the program, tentative schedule (with list of discussion topics) and application procedure, please visit the FMI’s Student Programs page.
If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please direct them to the FMI at email@example.com or 806.742.7138.