Free Enterprise at the Baugh Center

The Past and Future of Obamacare
This article was written by Danny Huizinga, a senior and AEI Executive Council member at Baylor University.

On Tuesday, Thomas Miller, a health policy expert from the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, spoke at Baylor University about the past and future of Obamacare.

Leadership Dinner at Baylor University
On Tuesday evening, November 11th, the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise (based in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University) had the honor of hosting a student leadership dinner with a speaker from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, DC.

Baugh Center Hosts Visit with Swedish Ohlin Institute
Several Baylor business faculty met with Gabriel Ehrling and Anders Ronmark of the Ohlin Institute on October 29th to discuss similarities and differences between Swedish and U.S. political involvement.

Why We Buy What We Don’t Need: Well-Known Cultural Critic Virginia Postrel Visits Baylor
Virginia Postrel, author of several books and former editor of Reason magazine, visited Baylor University and the Baugh Center on Tuesday. Known for her cultural critique and optimistic view on technology and development, Postrel demonstrated how the market economy includes an intimate connection between economic or functional value and design, culture, and feeling.

From Mail To Money – How Able Helps Small Businesses


Collaborative Credit: Start-up Able Using the Wisdom of the Crowd to Fund Business Growth
Will Davis and Evan Baehr, Austin tech entrepreneurs and co-founders of collaborative lending startup Able, visited Baylor University and the Baugh Center on Monday to share with students and faculty. Their collaborative lending business joins a wave of peer to peer businesses using technology to connect individuals needing to share or trade resources – often at a significantly lower cost than current market competitors.

Dr. Per Bylund, Research Professor, has been invited to serve on the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal’s editorial board
Dr. Per Bylund, Research Professor, has been invited to serve on the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal’s editorial board. He will serve a 3-year term beginning 9/1 2014.

Danny Huizinga Appointed First Student Fellow
Danny Huizinga, a senior Economics and Finance major, has been selected as our first student fellow for 2014-2015.

Dr.Jim Riordan On Market-based Solutions to Job Creation
Development Economist Dr. Jim Riordan discussed with Baylor Entrepreneurship students how to create jobs in developing countries

Dr. Benjamin Powell of Texas Tech University Presents His Book “Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy”
Dr. Benjamin Powell of Texas Tech University presents evidence of sweatshops benefits for the poor

Dr. Lucas Rentschler of Guatemala’s Universidad Francisco Marroquin (UFM) on “Liberty in Central America: Education, Policy and Politics”.
Dr. Lucas Rentschler presented on his teaching and research in free enterprise in Latin America explaining the unique role that Guatemala’s Universidad Francisco Marroquin (UFM) plays in economic development and policy for the country.

Scott Friesen of Verdant Frontiers Discusses Investment and Entrepreneurship in Ethiopia
Scott Friesen, founder of Ethiopia-based venture capitalist firm Verdant Frontiers, spoke about opportunities for investment in Ethiopia with social entrepreneurship students Thursday.

Dr. Per Bylund Member Named Top Economics Author
Per Bylund, research professor at the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise, was recently awarded a position in the top 22 percent of economics authors by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).

Adam Kissel speaks on "Free Speech and Double Standards in Higher Education"
Adam Kissel, former program director of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), delivered a lecture to approximately 100 business and political science faculty and students on Wednesday on the topic, “Free Speech and Double Standards in Higher Education.” The event was co-sponsored by the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise and the Graduate Students Association.

Research Professor Per Bylund in Wall Street Journal on Swedish Healthcare and Obamacare
President Obama has declared the Affordable Care Act a success—a reform that is "here to stay." The question remains, however: What should we expect to come out of it, and do we want the effects to stay? If the experiences of Sweden and other countries with universal health care are any indication, patients will soon start to see very long wait times and difficulty getting access to care...

Sweden is praised as a rare example of a socialist country that works. A closer look at its health-care system tells a different story. It is possible to have truly affordable, qualitative and accessible care. But the only way to get this result is through a system where providers freely compete with each other to lower costs and raise quality. There is no short cut to well-functioning, affordable health care. Sweden's undesirable experience shows this very clearly.

Mr. Bylund is a professor at the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. A citizen of Sweden, he served on the Österåkers Kommun municipal council in Stockholm County from 1998-2000.

Dr. McCormick Featured in RealClearMarkets.com on Failed Crony Subsidies


Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith Visits Baylor
In an exclusive meeting with Baugh Center researchers, the 2002 Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith shared how experimental research techniques lead to groundbreaking ideas.

Dr. Steve Bradley On NewsTalk 1230AM
On Tuesday, Dr. Steve Bradley, Faculty Director of Free Enterprise at the Baugh Center, was interviewed by Shane Warner on NewsTalk 1230AM on the expansion of the Center activities to include the Free Enterprise program.

Noted Lecturer and Author, Os Guinness, Visits Baylor
Dr. Os Guinness discussed ideas from his recent book, "A Free People's Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future."

Dr. Per Bylund, Research Professor, on Privatization of Sweden's Socialist Healthcare System
Research Professor Per Bylund discusses the privatization of Sweden's socialist healthcare in the Mises Daily.

"Why Religious Freedom is Important for Foreign Policy"
Danny Huizinga, a Baylor junior, writes on religious freedom's importance to foreign policy in RedState, a conservative, online publication.

Bill Frerking Touts Sustainability 'Every Day, in Everything We Do'
Bill Frerking, Chief Sustainability Officer for Georgia-Pacific, spoke to approximately 600 Baylor freshmen in Dr. McCormick's Innovative Business 1201 class Monday, December 2, 2013 about Sustainability and Market Based Management.

Faculty and Students Enter USU's Disruptive Innovation Case Writing Competition
Steve Bradley, faculty advisor at Baylor's Free Enterprise at the Baugh Center, would like to encourage faculty and students to enter USU's Disruptive Innovation Case Writing Competition, deadline December 1.

National Federation of Independent Business Launches Healthcare Stories Questionaire to Document the Impact of Rising Healthcare Costs on Small Business
Your story will make a difference. The new healthcare law is proving to be as bad--or worse--than we (NFIB)feared. It is more important than ever that Members of Congress and the president hear about its devastating impact from you--the people it is impacting the most. Please take a moment to answer a few questions and share your story--then we will make sure it gets heard.

Who Are The Greatest American Entrepreneurs Ever?
Blaine McCormick asks experts to rank their top ten American entrepreneurs.

Development Economist, Dr. Riordan, Discusses Market-based Solutions to Job Creation
Buyers in the market rather than development officers are the best determinant of products and services needed which leads to job creation.

Economic Growth is Not Hard Explains John Tamny of Forbes
Recessions are a great thing? Irony combined with common sense describes Forbes writer and t.v. news regular John Tamny's recent lectures at Baylor

Prof. Per Bylund Discusses Discusses the Welfare State in Sweden on the Tom Woods Show
The "socialist utopia" of Sweden has been rapidly moving toward market-based reforms

Prof. Per Bylund reviews George Gilder's "Knowledge and Power" in Barron's
Consistent with Gilder's economics, the Austrian-school economists emphasize entrepreneurship, value creation, and knowledge. Alas, Knowledge and Power ignores their contributions, while making false claims to have broken new ground.

Dr. John Tomasi Delivers Baylor a Double-edged Sword: Economic Freedom & Social Justice
Dr. Tomasi of Brown University suggests we need "a new way to have this political conversation, a way that disrupts the cozy camps we're living in."

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