Multiple Smith Soc chapters were pleased to welcome author Adrian Wooldridge discuss his new book (with John Micklethwait), The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State. In this book, Wooldridge argues that current system of state-dominated politics and economics is coming to end; big government is being replaced with smart government.
On May 7, the Dartmouth Tuck chapter of Smith Soc hosted Professor Christopher Coyne for a talk. Coyne is the F.A. Harper Professor of Economics at George Mason University and the Associate Director of the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center.
On Thurday April 3, UT Austin McCombs Chapter of Smith Soc hosted a film screening of the new documentary Money For Nothing: Inside The Federal Reserve. The screening, co-hosted by the McCombs Graduate Real Estate Society, was followed by a panel discussion after the film with UT professors representing a variety of perspectives. There was then a Q&A session.
The Wake Forest chapter of Smith Soc hosted a three-way debate and discussion on sweat shops, entitled "Sweatshops: Improving Lives and Economic Growth". The panel featured three participants:
Smith Soc's NYU Stern Chapter hosted Manhattan Institute Fellows Paul Howard and Yevgeniy Feyman for a "Fireside Chat" to discuss the policy issues behind the Federal Government Shutdown of 2013 and the potential 2014 shutdown that was averted.