"Equipping Cultural Influencers with a Christian Worldview"

The Free Market: Fostering Flourishing In An Environment of Ethics - Myths & Realities

Dr. Jay Richards - Senior Fellow with the Discovery Institute

  • How have the Progressives so successfully sold Marxist-economics and distorted free market capitalism to Americans?
  • Over the last century, which system has expansively conveyed flourishing to the populace of countries across the globe?
  • What are the dangerous implications of government cronyism with large corporations - is this really capitalism?
  • And, how are these collaborating to use the "green movement" to undermine our economic system?
Christian Foundation and Worldview Lecture Series"
Friday night at 7:00pm and Saturday morning at 9:00am - Sept 19-20th, 2014.
Holiday Inn Grand: 5500 Midland Road, Billings, MT - Room TBA

Free Markets: The Cause of Inequality, Pollution, and even... Tooth Decay?
You can hardly turn on the news without hearing capitalism blamed for everything from slavery to the recent recession. Dr. Jay Richards does an amazing job of putting things in perspective. He is helping young adults realize that Free Markets can be part of the solution rather than being the cause of inequality. Jay is a rare breed! His life journey enables him to present these issues with a unique outlook. As a young man, he was an avid reader of Sojourners Magazine that promotes Marxism and demonizes capitalism. But as he studied scripture he walked away from that ideology, did the Ayn Rand thinking for a while and came to realize that healthy free markets undergirded by the rule of law and tempered with ethics were the best alternative for promoting flourishing for all. Richards presents the most understandable, comprehensive, culturally relevant instruction on the fit of free markets with Christianity that you will find.

Myths that Capture our Youth:
No other principle has been presented with more distortion in our schools and Universities than Capitalism. Youth are taught that it is the cause of poverty, wealth inequality, environmental pollution - the list goes on. Darwinism brought us not only the destructive myth of evolution, but a Progressive thinking that touched every discipline including economic systems. The 20th century was one big lab experiment for the economic theories of the 18th and 19th centuries. The results of that experiment are in - Marxists-Socialism lost!
  • Will the Gap between Rich and Poor Get Wider?
  • Why doesn't wealth get distributed evenly?
  • Why are higher minimum wages destructive to the poor?
  • What happens when governments intervene in markets, and trade?
  • The economic downturn - was it Wall Street or was it Washington?

Program Basics - see also Complete Program comings soon Program - Friday Evening Agenda:

Program - Friday Evening Agenda:
6:30 pm - Registration: Meet and greet, and book opportunity
7:00 - 8:00 pm - Myths Christians Believe about Wealth, Poverty, and Capitalism
8:10 - 9:10 pm - How to (Really) Alleviate Poverty, and Create Wealth for All

Saturday Morning Agenda:
7:00 - 8:00 am - Breakfast with the speaker, informal - time for your questions
8:30 am - Registration: Meet and greet, and book opportunity
9:00 - 10:00 am - Is God Green? Christians and the Climate Change Controversy.
10:15 - 11:30 am -) Why Libertarians Need God - theism for those who believe in freedom, individual rights, and responsibility, reason, and moral truth.

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