The Free Market Institute (FMI) is now accepting applications for the fall 2020 McLane Teammates Reading Program. The McLane Teammates Reading Program is a one semester, non-credit reading group where participants read and discuss selections from classic works and from contemporary scholars that address important questions in political economy. Participants that successfully complete the program receive a $1,000 scholarship. Please continue reading for more information about the fall 2020 program.
About the Program
The theme for the fall 2020 program is Exploring Inequality. Inequality is frequently said to be a growing problem that needs to be addressed. Students will read and discuss works on this issue from a variety of perspectives. Authors will include Milton Friedman, Joseph Stiglitz, Tyler Cowen, and Paul Krugman.
Discussions will address questions such as:
- What do people mean by the term “inequality”?
- How do you measure inequality?
- Does the measure of inequality change substantially over time?
- What can (and should) public policy do to address issues with inequality?
- What other solutions are there to confront the problem of inequality?
Participants will receive a set of readings that will provide a foundation for the discussions to address the above questions, among other questions of importance to the program theme.
The group will meet weekly throughout the semester for Socratic-style discussions. Meetings will take place on campus each week on Monday evenings from 5:30-6:15 PM starting on Monday, August 24, 2020.
Fall 2020 McLane Summit
On October 15-16, 2020, Southern Methodist University will host a summit with participants from all three programs that will feature group discussions and formal remarks from a distinguished scholar.
All applicants should note that the summit program is a mandatory part of the program. The Free Market Institute will provide transportation, lodging, ground transportation (local and destination) and most meals for the program.
The summit will feature formal remarks from Tyler Cowen, Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics at George Mason University. The program schedule will include selected readings authored by Prof. Cowen.
Students from all majors, who will be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program of study at Angelo State University during the fall 2020 semester, are eligible and encouraged to apply for consideration of an invitation to participate in the program.
Interested students may apply to participate in the program at the following link: McLane Reading Program - Fall 2020 Application
The deadline to apply for the fall 2020 program is May 31, 2020.
Please feel free to share this information with any eligible students, who may have an interest in applying to participate in the program. Questions can be directed to the Free Market Institute by phone at 806-742-7138 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.