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The Road to Freedom: Special Luncheon with Arthur Brooks

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The Civitas Institute is excited to announce a special event at the Charlotte Marriott SouthPark on Wednesday, July 18th hosted by former Governor Jim Martin, Speaker Thom Tillis, and Majority Whip Ruth Samuelson. Our guest speaker will be Arthur Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute, and author of his new book The Road to Freedom. Brooks will be discussing the moral imperative for free enterprise. Brooks was so well received at the last Conservative Leadership Conference he is returning to empower the citizens of North Carolina to keep pushing for a brighter future. Please  join us Wednesday for this important event by registering today.

This is a lunch you don’t want to miss! It will be hosted by:

  • Former Governor Jim Martin
  • Speaker Thom Tillis
  • Majority Whip Ruth Samuelson

If you are interested in purchasing Brooks’ book The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise, be sure to indicate so when you register.

About the Speaker:

Arthur Brooks Arthur C. Brooks is the president of AEI. Until January 1, 2009, he was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government Policy at Syracuse University. He is the author of ten books and many articles on topics ranging from the economics of the arts to applied mathematics. His most recent books include The Battle: How the Fight Between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America's Future (Basic Books, May 2010), Gross National Happiness (Basic Books, 2008), Social Entrepreneurship (Prentice-Hall, 2008), and Who Really Cares (Basic Books, 2006). Before pursuing his work in public policy, Mr. Brooks spent twelve years as a professional French hornist with the City Orchestra of Barcelona and other ensembles.

Mr. Brooks is the author of the new book, The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise, published on May 8th 2012.

 

The Road to Freedom

“Arthur Brooks knows, as America’s Founders knew, that free enterprise underpins the moral case for human freedom. Economic freedom produces unimaginable material prosperity, but it’s also the only economic form that encourages individuals to freely pursue their destinies, develop the character of self-responsibility, and strengthen communities. Brooks eloquently confronts the growing threat to economic freedom and human fulfillment and describes the fundamental choices Americans must make to get back on the right road.

—Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI)

In The Road to Freedom Arthur Brooks seeks to reverse the trend toward statism in the world’s prosperous and developed democracies. His argument comes down to a suffix: People governed by their elected representatives versus people governing by their elected representatives. In that little part of speech lies the difference between the liberalized society of America and the socialized society of Europe (which America soon may get). It is the difference between being free and having a few freedoms. America’s tradition of being free provides greater economic growth and efficiency, better distribution of opportunities, and larger possibilities for the pursuit of happiness. But what’s really important about being free is that it’s moral. Individual liberty and personal responsibility are right. Collective restraint and communal irresponsibility are wrong. The Road to Freedom is a road from wrong to right.

-PJ O’Rourke, Author and Humorist

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