About the Event
Free one-day student seminar with presentations from leading policy experts, Q & A, and informal discussions. Lunch is included.
Speakers & Instructors
Presentation Title: The Five Common Fault Lines in All Emerging Technology Policy Debates
Calls to regulate most new technologies are often based on concerns about safety, security, privacy, economic disruption, or intellectual property protection—five major fault lines in debates over this technology. Understanding how to address these concerns properly is critical to the future success of these technologies.close
Presentation Title: Launching the Supersonic Renaissance
The early years of aviation were ones of frantic improvement. Then in the 1970s, something broke—airplanes stopped going faster and even slowed down. Boom is addressing both the technical and policy challenges to building the first supersonic airliner in over 40 years.
Presentation Title: The Global Impact of Economic Freedom
Considerable research has shown that economic freedom produces positive outcomes for people. The presentation will look at the evidence and the mechanics of economic freedom which lead to such outcomes.close
Presentation Title: F.A. Hayek and What He Means Today
F.A. Hayek is unquestionably one of the most influential social theorists of the 20th century--and one of the most controversial. Prof. Boudreaux distills Hayek’s insights and explains how a core understanding of Hayek not only improves our own ability to grasp social reality but to defend the open society against those who, whether through ignorance or malfeasance, would put it at risk.
Presentation Title: Fighting Poverty in Ontario: The Minimal Impact of the Minimum Wage
Over the next 18 months, Ontario’s provincial government plans to drastically increase the minimum wage, eventually raising it to $15 per hour. The policy is motivated by good intentions, but there are many valid reasons to worry about unintended consequences, particularly with respect to the employment opportunities available to young Ontarians. Mr. Eisen will discuss the shortcomings of the minimum wage as an anti-poverty tool and outline some of the reasons that a higher minimum wage may actually do more harm than good.