2nd Annual Hathorne Lecture: The Economics of Sweatshops
Over 700 students packed Illini Union at UIUC for the Second Annual Hathorne Lecture on February 22, 2016. The lecture was delivered by Professor Ben Powell, Director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University. Powell is one of the world’s leading experts on the economics of the “sweatshop” and the lessons that can be drawn from them about how economic freedom and trade lead to greater economic development and opportunity. Powell’s presentation drew rave reviews from students as over 100 stayed after the lecture to talk to the professor and get copies of his book. A big thank you to all of the Academy's supporters who made this terrific event possible!