The Adam Smith Society's second event in the Smith Soc Treks series was held from November 17-19, 2016 in Boca Raton, Florida. This Trek's focus was the historical and philosophical debate of "Capitalism vs. Socialism" and discussion was driven by our reader, What Adam Smith Knew: Moral Lessons on Capitalism from Its Greatest Champions and Fiercest Opponents. The reader contains texts from students of capitalism and classical economics such as Adam Smith, David Hume, F.A. Hayek, and Joseph Schumpeter, as well as critics from a variety of perspectives.
The Trek was sponsored by The Liberty Fund, and directed by James Otteson, Professor of Economics and Executive Director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism at Wake Forest University, and Adam Hyde, Research Assistant Professor at Wake Forest in the BB&T Center, with assistance by Liberty Fund Fellow Amy Willis. The final evening was hosted by Marilyn Fedak, Vice President Emeritus, Alliance Bernstein and Founder, Marilyn G. Fedak Capitalism Project.