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Dinner Lecture: Peter Klein on Big Business: Friend or Foe?

February 15, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 pm

Thursday, February 15, 2018 , Third Annual Joan Thompson Dinner Lecture 6:30pm British Colonial Hilton, Bay Street Nassau Bahamas.

The event is open to the public. Space is limited and available on a first come first served basis. The dinner presentation ($75 per person) will take place at the British Colonial Hilton with cocktails (cash bar) starting at 6:30pm, dinner at 7:00pm followed by Dr. Klein’s talk.

You will enjoy a four-course meal as well:
Soup: Creamy Seafood Chowder Soup w/warm dinner rolls
Salad: Caesar Salad Nouvelle w/Basil Croutons
Entree: Herb & Mustard Crusted Chicken w/Thyme Au Jus,
Peas & Rice, Grilled Asparagus w/Pimentos
Dessert: Tiramisu w/Italian Wafers with a selection of Teas & Coffee


Award: Presentation of the 3rd Annual Nassau Institute Freedom Award for Entrepreneurship

Nominees are: Wendall Jones of Jones Communication, Peter Bates of The Signman and Michael Symonette of Bahamas Experience Tours.

Speaker: Professor Peter Klein

Concerns about crony capitalism, corruption, and stagnant economic growth have turned the spotlight on Big Business. Are large, established firms good for the economy, or are innovation and job creation better served by smaller, more entrepreneurial firms? Does government work actively to help politically connected companies, and what does this do to the shape of industry and the economy? This lecture explores the role of big business in society, contrasting the views of Ayn Rand, Murray Rothbard, Alfred Chandler, Joseph Schumpeter, and other influential thinkers. It looks critically at the ways that government intervention affects how firms are structured, managed, and governed, and calls for market forces, not politics, to keep large firms in check.

About the speaker:
Peter G. Klein is W. W. Caruth Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, Senior Research Fellow at the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise, and Carl Menger Research Fellow at the Mises Institute. He is author or editor of five books and author of over 100 articles, chapters, and reviews. His 2012 book Organizing Entrepreneurial Judgment (with Nicolai Foss, Cambridge University Press) won the 2014 Foundation for Economic Education Best Book Prize, and his 2010 book The Capitalist and the Entrepreneur (Mises Institute) has been translated into Chinese and Portuguese. He received his PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has held faculty positions at the University of Missouri, the Copenhagen Business School, the University of Georgia, and Washington University in St. Louis. He was a Senior Economist for the Council of Economic Advisers in 2000-01.

This event would not be possible without the generous support of :

The Templeton Foundations

Compass Point



February 15, 2018
6:30 am - 9:00 pm


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