Sydney Parker is a junior at Seattle Pacific University, majoring in global development studies and economics, and minoring in business administration and political science. Ms. Parker’s Young Scholars project will investigate the macroeconomic effects that microfinance has in developing nations, specifically looking at the effect it has on the GDP and GNI per capita in those nations.
Tess Scherkenback is a senior at Azusa Pacific University, majoring in political science, with minors in music and humanities. Ms. Scherkenback’s Young Scholars research will focus on the role of public and private sector partnerships with local faith-based organizations to assist the homeless.
The American Enterprise Institute’s Summer Honors Program is a series of educational and professional development opportunities in Washington, DC, for top undergraduate students.
Eric LaRose is a senior at Hillsdale College, majoring in mathematics and economics. Through his research, Mr. LaRose will seek to answer the question, “Can free market policies combat urban blight and bring about a revival of American cities?” He is a 2016-2017 Young Scholar for AEI.
Taylor Becker is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in political science. Mr. Becker’s Young Scholars research will examine the constitutionality of the Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRA). Specifically, he will look at the expansion of the state RFRA to include for-profit corporations.
Drew Mackenzie is a junior, University Scholar at Baylor University. Deriving much of his research from classical thinkers, Mr. Mackenzie’s project will look at the role of democratic capitalism in upholding man’s dignity, within a context of pluralism. He is a 2016-2917 Young Scholar for AEI.
On October 6, 2017, Values & Capitalism hosted its fourth annual Fall Summit at AEI’s headquarters in Washington, DC.
The collectivism to which Leonard calls us will produce neither a viable global economic system, nor a replacement for capitalism in the United States.
The hyper-complexity of our tax code is largely the result of it being used to pacify interest groups.