Arthur C. Brooks Luncheon
“Every once in a while I get the opportunity to experience something that will change my life in such a profound positive way, that was exactly what happened to me yesterday as I listened to Mr. Arthur Brooks’ words of wisdom. I was further empowered and assured that together we all can and should make that needed difference!”
“American free enterprise is not primarily about starting a business and generating massive financial returns. It is about seeing your own life as a dignified, exciting new enterprise with near-limitless horizons that is your own to build, shape, and create. To be sure, public policy and cultural shifts would make it easier for Americans to live start-up lives. But would true entrepreneurs sit back and wait for a more hospitable climate? Of course not. All of us can rebuild our start-up society by building our own start-up lives. And this project begins today.”
The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity is proud to present one of the most innovative free-enterprise thinkers – and speakers – in the country at our upcoming, invitation only luncheon.
Arthur C. Brooks has been president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) since January 1, 2009. He is also the Beth and Ravenel Curry Scholar in Free Enterprise at AEI.
Before joining AEI, Dr. Brooks was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government at Syracuse University, where he taught economics and social entrepreneurship. Before pursuing his work in academia and public policy, he spent 12 years as a classical musician in the United States and Spain.
Dr. Brooks is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and the bestselling author of 11 books on topics including the role of government, economic opportunity, happiness, and the morality of free enterprise. His latest book is the New York Times bestseller “The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America” (Broadside Books, 2015). He has also published dozens of academic journal articles and the textbook “Social Entrepreneurship” (Prentice Hall, 2008).
Dr. Brooks has a Ph.D. and an M.Phil. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He also holds an M.A. in economics from Florida Atlantic University and a B.A. in economics from Thomas Edison State College.
For more information contact Mike Stenhouse:
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
5 Ave of the Arts
Providence, RI 02903