Benjamin Powell, director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University, will speak as part of the UNC Pembroke’s School of Business Distinguished Speaker Series on August 30.
The lecture, “How Sweatshops Improve Lives and Economic Growth,” will begin at 3:40 p.m. at the University Center Annex. A reception will follow.
Dr. Powell is the senior fellow at the Independent Institute and former President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education. He received his Ph.D. in economics from George on University.
He has authored more than 50 scholarly studies and written several books, including Making Poor Nations Rich: Entrepreneurship and the Process of Economic Development.
His articles have appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, and web sites. He has appeared on shows such as “The Situation with Tucker Carlson” on MSNBC, CNN’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” and Fox Business Channel's "Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano.