Freedom to Prosper, December 2005

Dec 13, 2005Dec 15, 2005


How does the application of economic principles to public policy decrease disparities and increase empowerment?

During the past few years, the Mercatus Center has been privileged to work with senior staff members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, regional associates of the NAACP and National Urban League, and local elected officials and policymakers to examine this question and explore ways that the interplay of government policy and economic/market incentives might help to confront the challenges of disparity we face today.

Entitled the Freedom to Prosper initiative, this series of exclusive educational forums is a highly interactive collaboration of academic scholars and key African-American policymakers. 

We hope you are able to join us for the Fourth Freedom to Prosper Retreat this December 13-15th in Williamsburg, Virginia as we continue this collaboration and strengthen our efforts to decrease disparities and increase empowerment.

Different from previous lecture-based programs, this winter’s retreat will encourage Mercatus scholars and CBC participants to engage in productive, hands-on workshops designed to confront such policy challenges as financial literacy, affordable housing and sustainable business development.