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One-Day Seminar: The Commercial and Laboring Republic hosted by Ball State University (Muncie, IN)

November 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Through discussion of primary documents, the seminar will examine how Americans have thought about earning a living and organizing their economic life. Focused on the connection between politics and economics, it will address questions such as: what is the relationship between political equality and economic equality? Do republican government and national greatness require different ways of working and different economic organization? Are commerce, industry, and technology the enemy of republicanism or a necessary part of any thriving nation? What is the proper role of commercial corporations, including banks, in American economic life? What is the proper role of government in American economic life?

Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will receive a copy of the reader, on paper, in advance of the program; and digital copies will be available here after early October 2020. Click here to register.


November 13
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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