Free market author and columnist to speak at Troy University

Posted: Friday, 11 January 2013

TROY – Economist, author and Wall Street Journal editorial board member Steve Moore will speak at Troy University at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 in the Trojan Center Theater.

Hosted by the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy and the Sorrell College of Business, Moore’s speech will focus on “The Comeback of Capitalism,” said Center director Dr. Scott Beaulier.

“Steve Moore is known for advocating free-market policies and supply-side economics,” Dr. Beaulier said. “His insights will provide our students with an outstanding viewpoint of the state of capitalism.”

Moore released his sixth book, “Who’s The Fairest of Them All: The Truth About Opportunity, Taxes, and Wealth in America,” in October 2012. He is currently a partner in the econometrics firm Arduin, Laffer & Moore Econometrics, and was previously president of the Club for Growth, which he founded.

He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master’s degree in economics from George Mason University. From 1983 – 1987, he served as the Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Budgetary Affairs at the Heritage Foundation, and was also a fellow of the Cato Institute.

He has been the senior economist of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee under Chairman Dick Armey of Texas, where he was an architect of the Armey flat tax proposal in 1995. In 2005, he founded the Free Enterprise Fund, lobbying for Social Security privatization, the permanent repeal of the estate tax and for tort reform.

His lecture is free and open to the public.