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Dr. Edward Peter Stringham
L.V. Hackley Endowed Chair for the Study of Capitalism and Free Enterprise
School of Business and Economics
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road Fayetteville, NC 28301
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News and Events 

Stringham Publishes Critique of Universal Preschool Proposal in Real Clear Policy

January 17, 2014 -- Stringham recently discussed recent proposals to raise taxes to provide universal preschool. Stringham has critiqued similar proposals in the past when a statewide mandate was defeated in California in 2007 and now he discusses Bill de Blasio's plans to raise New York taxes by more than $500 million per year to pay for, among other program, universal, government-run preschool. Stringham points makes the case that universal preschool only adds to government's problems by putting another costly and entirely unnecessary entitlement program.

According to Stringham, "One unseen cost is the potential of putting private preschools out of business, and that private preschool would become a luxury available only to the most wealthy." Stringham builds on an earlier study he co-authored with Chris Cardiff on a similar proposal in California. Stringham's opinions and criticisms are published by Real Clear Policy on January 17, 2014. To learn more read here.

The Fayetteville Observer Publishes Stringham "Op-ed: Anti-alcohol research should be cut"

October 6, 2013 -- Stringham said, "I can think of a million nonessential things that government should stop doing, but le me focus on one. . . Take, for example, the "Cost of Alcohol" study recently developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Such studies routinely make fanciful claims about how alcohol is bad and costs the economy an astronomical $220 billion. Read more >>>

Stringham Says that California Measure AB 1229 Will Make Housing More Expensive

September 26, 2013 -- According to Professor Stringham, "We can all agree that housing in California is very expensive and out of reach for many. Governor Brown is considering a measure that will authorize cities throughout California to implement inclusionary zoning ordinances. The measure, AB 1229, should be vetoed, as it would make housing in California less affordable." Read more >>>

Stringham Attends the "Public Choice: The Economic Analysis of Government Failure" Program in Georgia. 

August 15, 2013 -- "Public Choice: The Economic Analysis of Government Failure," is the subject of the event to be presented in Georgia, from August 11-17, 2013. Dr. Edward Stringham will be participating in the program, which is being hosted by the New Economic School - Georgia, in partnership with Freedom Works (USA) and Institute for Economic Affairs (UK). To view all the lecturers from around the globe and other information on the event, visit:

Stringham Off to Europe This Summer for the Free Market Road Show

FreeMarketRoadShowMay 19, 2013 --The Free Market Road Show has once again brought together prominent economists, educators, leading politicians, and business leaders to tackle and discuss current economic problems and possible solutions at a variety of venues across Europe and the Caucuses. Professor Edward Stringham will speak for the greater part of the conference in May and June. He will discussed the importance of free enterprise, whether increased government regulations are helping or hindering the market, and how to best encourage more entrepreneuship in the future. His audiences include students, professors, and business groups throughout Europe.

The show is focused on Eastern Europe, - in the following cities: Tirana, Podgorica, Dubrovnik, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Zagreb, Llubliana, Brescia, Warsaw, Bratislava, Vienna, and Paris. Stringham stated, "The Free Market Road Show is a wonderful way to discuss the ideas of capitalism and free enterprise with an audience worldwide. This will be my third year volunteering. I find the interest and passion for ideas of many of the young people throughout Eastern Europe inspiring." He added, "Barbara Kolm and the sponsors of the Free Market Roadshow are doing a great service by bringing these speakers to a large audience."


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