The Greatest Threat to Free Enterprise Is the Big Business Lobby?


In this new edition of the UCEMA Lord Acton Chair a distinguished speaker will investigate the challenged posed to free entreprise by the big business lobby.

The UCEMA Lord Acton Chair was inaugurated on October 1, 2020, and was created by the international organization Acton Institute, based in the United States, and the University of CEMA, within their common objectives of promoting the debate of ideas, humanistic education and the ideas of an open society.

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Speaker | Timothy P. Carney:

Senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he works on economic competition, cronyism, civil society, localism, and religion in America. He is concurrently the senior political columnist at the Washington Examiner. Mr. Carney’s latest book, “Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse” (HarperCollins), was published in February 2019. His previous books include “Obamanomics: How Barack Obama Is Bankrupting You and Enriching His Wall Street Friends, Corporate Lobbyists, and Union Bosses” (Regnery Publishing, 2009) and “The Big Ripoff: How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money” (John Wiley & Sons, 2006), which was awarded the 2008 Culture of Enterprise award by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.In addition to his Washington Examiner columns, Mr. Carney’s work has been published in a variety of magazines, websites, and newspapers, including The Atlantic, New York Post, The New York Times, Reason Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. His television appearances include CNBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the “PBS NewsHour.” Mr. Carney has a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s College in Annapolis.

Moderator | Alejandro Chafuen

He has an outstanding career in the world of ideas, having been CEO and president of Atlas Network from 1991 to 2018. He is president and founder of the Hispanic American Center of Economic Research; columnist for Forbes; member of the board of directors of Fraser Institute, Canada, member of the Mont Pelerin Society since 1980, and president of the Philadelphia Society (2017-2018). He is recognized worldwide for his studies on the economic thought of the Thomists and the Scholastics. He is a graduate of Grove City College and the UCA, and holds a PhD in Economics from the International College of California. Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty is an ecumenical non-profit organization that promotes the benefits of a free economy in religious communities, professionals and educators. With international scope, Acton develops a strong task in communication and events focused on providing a moral foundation for the market economy. Completely independent of parties or governments, Acton works transversally with all religions, including Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty es una organización ecuménica sin fines de lucro que promueve los beneficios de la economía libre en comunidades religiosas, profesionales, y educadores. Con una llegada internacional, Acton desarrolla una fuerte tarea en comunicación y eventos pensados en dar un basamento moral a la economía de mercado. Totalmente independiente de partidos o gobiernos, Acton trabaja transversalmente con todas las religiones, incluyendo el cristianismo, el judaísmo y el Islam.


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