New York City Supporter and Friend Lunch

Feb 03, 2015
11:30am1:30pm

Please join Mercatus Senior Fellow and George Mason University Economics Professor Don Boudreaux as he discusses what creates wealth.

On a timeline of human history, the recent rise in standards of living resembles a hockey stick – flatlining for all of human history and then skyrocketing in just the last few centuries. Without specialization and trade, our ancient ancestors only consumed what they could make themselves. How can specialization and trade help explain the astonishing growth of productivity and output in such a short amount of time—after millennia of famine, low life expectancy, and incurable disease? What are the necessary conditions for specialization and trade to flourish, and how can we promote those ideals today?

This is not a fundraising event, and there is no charge to join us. We are pleased to have you as our guest to show our thanks and appreciation to our donors. Dress is business casual. Please invite friends or associates who might be interested.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Caitlyn Van Orden at cvanorden@mercatus.gmu.edu or (703) 993-4925.

Please join Mercatus Senior Fellow and George 
Mason University Economics Professor Don 
Boudreaux as he discusses what creates wealth.
On a timeline of human history, the recent 
rise in standards of living resembles a hockey 
stick – flatlining for all of human history and 
then skyrocketing in just the last few centuries. 
Without specialization and trade, our ancient 
ancestors only consumed what they could make 
themselves. How can specialization and trade help 
explain the astonishing growth of productivity 
and output in such a short amount of time—
after millennia of famine, low life expectancy, 
and incurable disease? What are the necessary 
conditions for specialization and trade to flourish, 
and how can we promote those ideals today?
This is not a fundraising event, and there is no 
charge to join us. We are pleased to have you as 
our guest to show our thanks and appreciation to 
our donors. Dress is business casual. Please invite 
friends or associates who might be interested