The Nassau Institute hosted Dr. Benjamin Powell at The University of The Bahamas Thursday, April 5, 2018 for a lecture ”Out of Poverty” in the lecture hall at the Harry C. Moore Library.
Enjoy the video below.
Dr. Powell argued that while helping poor 3rd world sweatshop workers improve their lives is a worthy goal, many of the policies favored by anti-sweatshop activists would actually make workers worse off. He will explain the economics underlying sweatshops and how the process of development can help to lift workers out of poverty.
About Dr. Powell:
Benjamin Powell is the director of the Free Market Institute and a professor of economics in the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration at Texas Tech University.Prof. Powell is the North American Editor of the Review of Austrian Economics, past president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education, and a senior fellow with the Independent Institute. He earned his B.S. in economics and finance from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. Prior to joining Texas Tech University, he taught economics at Suffolk University and San Jose State University.
Prof. Powell is the author of Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy (Cambridge University Press, 2014), editor or co-editor of four other books. He is the author of more than 50 scholarly articles and policy studies. Prof. Powell’s research findings have been reported in more than 100 popular press outlets, including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. He also writes frequently for the popular press. His popular writing has appeared in Investor’s Business Daily, The Financial Times (London), the Christian Science Monitor, and many regional outlets. He has appeared on numerous radio and television outlets, including CNN, MSNBC, Showtime, CNBC, and he was a regular guest commentator on FOX Business Network’s Freedom Watch and Stossel.
This event would not have been possible without the generous support of :
Templeton Religion Trust
Compass Point Beach Resort
Bahamas Wholesale Agencies Limited
Go Ahead Biscuits