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.
Our chapter at the MIT Sloan School of Management welcomed two speakers to a salon dinner on November 14.
The Smith Soc chapter at the UVA Darden School of Business hosted John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Markets, on March 22nd. Mackey spoke on the concept of "Conscious Capitalism," which he has written and spoken about extensively.
The Adam Smith Society chapter at the SMU Cox School of Business held its first event last Thursday evening. After dinner and a warm introduction from Professor Bob Lawson, the Independent Institute's Dwight Lee spoke to the assembled members about Adam Smith and the Morality of Markets.
Smith Soc served as a sponsor for an Intelligence Squared US debate on campus free speech, debating the proposition "Free Speech is Threatened on Campus." The debate was held the evening of March 1st at Yale University at the Yale Repertory Theatre, in New Haven, Connecticut.
The Adam Smith Society held its fourth National Meeting on Friday February 19th and Saturday February 20th in New York City. Members from every chapter were in attendance as members were treated to a full program of lectures, disucssions, forums, breakout networking sessions, and the annual trivia competitition.
Several of the Adam Smith Society’s North Carolina chapters were happy to have the opportunity to host John A. Allison at a series of events in November. Mr. Allison visited Smith Soc chapters at the Wake Forest University School of Business, the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, and the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Author Russ Roberts visited the NYU Stern chapter on April 16th to talk about his new book, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life. Reading Adam Smith's other book - A Theory of Moral Sentiments - Roberts discovered that Smith was not just a source for economic theory, but also a guide to daily philosophy, how to approach big questions, and a source of timeless, practical wisdom.
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.
The Duke Fuqua School of Business chapter of Smith Soc welcomed Fox's John Stossel for a talk on Monday April 7th. He spoke on many of the political and business issues he addresses regular on his show, "Stossel with John Stossel" on Fox Business Network, as well as his new book, No, They Can't: Why Government Fails While Individuals Succeed.