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Speaker to Address Capitalism and the Family Oct. 18

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 11:07 am / October 3, 2013

StevenHorwitzEconomist Steven Horwitz will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in the Student Union A/C Ballroom. The free lecture is presented by the Boise State Students for Liberty. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and no charge parking will be provided in the Lincoln Avenue Garage.

Horwitz is the Charles A. Dana Professor and Chair of Economics at St. Lawrence University in New York. He will speak on “Capitalism and the Family,” specifically, the claim that capitalism is the primary cause of the evolution of the family from a unit designed mainly for production, to a freer and more moral institution. 

Horwitz is an affiliated senior scholar at the Mercatus Center and a senior fellow of the Fraser Institute. After completing his A.B. in economics at the University of Michigan, he went on to receive his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics at George Mason University.

He is the author of two books: “Microfoundations and Macroeconomics: An Austrian Perspective” and “Monetary Evolution, Free Banking, and Economic Order.” He also writes for his own column, “The Calling,” in The Freeman and is a prolific blogger for Bleeding Heart Libertarians, Coordination Problem and Freebanking. 

For more information, contact Brock Langevin at (208) 964-4544 or email