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Mont Hamilton Society Luncheon - Steve Horwitz: "Inequality, Mobility, and...

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The Mont Hamilton Society is proud to host Steve Horwitz who will speak briefly and entertain questions,on a condensed version of his SJSU Economics Dept. Provocative Lecture topic later in the evening:

"Inequality, Mobility, and Being Poor in America"

The conventional narrative that the last generation has seen the rich get richer and the poor get poorer while the middle class gets hollowed out has serious flaws. In this talk, Professor Steven Horwitz examines data on income mobility, the absolute incomes of the poor, the ability of both poor and rich to purchase various consumption items, as well as the movement of the middle class upward to higher wealth. In contrast to those who say our best years are behind us, the data indicate that life for both middle income and poor Americans has never been better; and the opportunity for those who start out poor to move up the income ladder remains strong. Steven concludes with a discussion of the role health care, housing, and education play in income mobility.


Steven Horwitz, who you may have seen on CNN recently making quite a splash about the hurricanes, earned his Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University and his AB in Economics and Philosophy from The University of Michigan. He is the author of three books, Monetary Evolution, Free Banking, and Economic Order (Westview, 1992), Microfoundations and Macroeconomics: An Austrian Perspective (Routledge, 2000), and Hayek’s Modern Family: Classical Liberalism and the Evolution of Social Institutions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). He has written extensively on Austrian economics, Hayekian political economy, monetary theory and history, and American economic history. His work has been published in professional journals such as History of Political Economy, Southern Economic Journal, and The Cambridge Journal of Economics. Here he is on CNN discussing price gouging:

https://fee.org/articles/professor-horwitz-explains-price-gouging-in-the-midst-of-the-storm/


Please join us for good food, wine, and company as we interact with Steve Horwitz on this important topic.

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About the Mont Hamilton Society - In 1947 Friedrich Hayek, an economist and social philosopher who later won the Nobel Prize, organized a meeting at Mt. Pelerin, a resort in Switzerland. Hayek convened a small group of economists and journalists for the purpose of supporting research and discussion on the role of markets. The Mont Pelerin Society is now a large and prestigious international organization.

In 2009, a group of friends began to meet in San Jose for the purposes of improving their understanding of economic theory, applying it to current events and sharing their understanding with others. In recognition of the example set by the Mont Pelerin Society, they decided to name their group the Mont Hamilton Society. Members understand the realities of the business world, share an interest in economic thinking, and value discourse from a variety of perspectives. Faculty and students from the Department of Economics at San Jose State University are frequent guests at Society meetings. We are also proud to announce that the Mont Hamilton Society recently became an affiliate chapter of the Bastiat Society.

There are no membership fees or organizational meetings.

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These luncheons are discussions, not just lectures. To facilitate discussion the luncheons are kept small, typically 12 - 24 individuals only.

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