The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty are sponsoring a Seminar/Discussion on the Cultural Case for Free Enterprise on Friday, October 30 from 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Pantlind Ballroom at 187 Monroe Avenue N.E. in Grand Rapids. All seats are complimentary and for more information you may call Melissa Burkholder at 616-454-3080, x 108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or access the website:
www.acton.org to register: www.acton.org/capitalism_worth_saving or www.aei.org/acton
The economic events of the past year have raised several significant questions. Is our current situation a failure of capitalism? Does a free enterprise system shortchange the poor and middle class? Is capitalism worth saving? As government decision-makers stand ready to replace private citizens and free-markets as the drivers of the economy, Americans must decide which system can best promote and ensure their values and ideals. There will be question and answer sessions following discussions.
7:45 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:00 Introduction: "The Fight for Free Enterprise"
Arthur Brooks, President AEI
8:15 Roundtable Discussion: "The Morality of Capitalism"
Arthur Brooks, AEI
Reverend Robert Sirico, Acton Institute
9:30 Panel Discusson:
"My Brother's Keeper: Why Capitalism is Good for the Poor"
Stephen Grabill, Acton Institute
Kevin Hassett, AEI
Rudy Carrasco, Acton Institute
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Message from this morning: Are you concerned with God's Creation? Or are you concerned with the Creations of God?