The Allan P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Leading proponents of free enterprise and entrepreneurship are invited to campus in the fall and spring of each year to participate in the Allan P. Kirby center Lecture Series in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. The presentations are open to the University community and the community at large. The Kirby Center Lecture Series is one of several events and activities that support the educational outreach goals of the Center.

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Contact: Rebecca Van Jura or Mildred Urban
Phone: 570.408.4306 or 570.408.4330


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July/August 2014

The United States' corporate tax burden is the highest in the world, but innovators will always find a way to duck away from Uncle Sam's reach. Doug Bandow explains how those with the means are renouncing their citizenship in increasing numbers, while J. Dayne Girard describes the innovative use of freeports to shield wealth from the myriad taxes and duties imposed on it as it moves around the world. Of course the politicians brand all of these people unpatriotic, hoping you won't think too hard about the difference between the usual crony-capitalist suspects and the global creative elite that have done so much to improve our lives. In a special tech section, Joseph Diedrich, Thomas Bogle, and Matthew McCaffrey look at various ways these innovators add value to our lives--even in ways they probably never expected.
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