This past weekend, seventeen of our members joined us for our first trek of 2018 in Laguna Beach, California to discuss the classical foundations of entrepreneurship and business. A mix of networking and learning, our members were able to interact with their peers from across the country and dive deep into the subject of entrepreneurship.
Economics professor Christopher Martin and Adam Smith Society senior director Alison Mangiero led group discussions built around a variety of texts.
Participants read selections from classical scholars, such as Joseph Schumpeter, Israel Kirzner, and Milton Friedman, as well as present-day writers such as Diedre McCloskey and Tyler Cowen. The group synthesized the arguments of these scholars for wide-ranging discussions on the continued role entrepreneurship plays in generating economic prosperity, and touched on contemporary issues surrounding corporate social responsibility.
Attendees also had the opportunity to experience the beach and sunsets of Laguna, and to network with their peers on their own entrepreneurial ideas.
Our next Smith Soc trek, on the future of free trade, will take place on March 22 - 25 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.