Contact: Robert Marczynski
March 11, 2014 - Stephen Moore, chief economist at the Heritage Foundation, will provide
his unique perspective on today's political environment in light of his advocacy for
free-market economic policies at the University of Memphis' Marcus Orr Center for
the Humanities' lecture Thursday, March 20. Moore's lecture will be presented in the
University Center Theatre with a reception at 5:30 p.m. in the theatre lobby followed
by the lecture at 6 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Zach Curlin
garage directly across from the University Center.
As chief economist, Moore and the Heritage Foundation promote conservative public
policies based on free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional
American values and a strong national defense.
Moore's steadfast beliefs led him to found the Club for Growth, which raises money
for political candidates favoring free-market economic policies. He went on to establish
the Free Enterprise Club before joining the Wall Street Journal, where he served as
a member of the editorial board and senior economics writer. He is the author of five
books, including his most recent publication, Bullish on Bush: How the Ownership Society
Is Making America Richer.
In addition to his work advocating for free-market policies, Moore served as a senior
economics fellow at the Cato Institute, where he published dozens of studies on federal
and state tax and budget policy. He also has had a distinguished career in public
service as a senior economist on the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, consultant
to the National Economic Commission, and research director for President Ronald Reagan's
Commission on Privatization.
Moore's lecture is co-sponsored by Nationwide Financial, Young America's Foundation,
the U of M Department of Economics' William N. Morris Chair of Excellence, the Department
of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, and Public Service Funds.
For more information on this event or the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities,