President of American Enterprise Institute to Give Distinguished Lecture on Capitalism

Arthur Brooks, Ph.D.
Arthur Brooks, Ph.D. courtesy photo.
April 17, 2015

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WACO, Texas (April 17, 2015) – Arthur Brooks, Ph.D., president of American Enterprise Institute (AEI), will present, “Capitalism Without Attachment: Creating a prosperous society without losing our souls” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in Cashion Academic Center’s 5th floor banquet room.

“Two of the things Arthur Brooks addresses so well are earned success and happiness. His basic theory is that money doesn’t make you happy. Brooks agrees that capitalism is a good economic system but the bottom line is that we should care about people and not about wealth,” said Danny Huizinga, Baylor senior and founding chairman of Baylor AEI Executive Council chapter.

Huizinga orchestrated Brooks visit and speaking engagement. After attending an AEI convention last summer, Huizinga founded the Baylor chapter of AEI’s Executive Council, a student group fully sponsored by AEI which coordinates with the Baugh Center in order to help facilitate on-campus talks and debates on relevant topics.

After a successful first AEI Executive Council event last fall, Huizinga decided to pursue the possibility of bringing AEI’s president to campus. His efforts paid off.

The lecture will feature an introduction by Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr.

Brooks was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government at Syracuse University before joining AEI. He has authored 10 books, including the best-selling “The Road to Freedom.” In addition, Brooks is a national columnist, having written a multitude of articles on the topics of government, fairness, economic opportunity, happiness and the morality of free enterprise.

Brooks received his doctorate in policy analysis from Rand Graduate School in Santa Monica, California.

The lecture is hosted in part by the department of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, Baylor Honors College, the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise and Baylor Business Marketing department.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Cashion Academic Center is located at 1401 S. Fourth St. in Waco.

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by Sarah Czerwinski, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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