Recently the Bluegrass Institute partnered with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University to host its Citizen Education Seminar at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Lexington. The event included both Bluegrass Institute and Mercatus scholars discussing the most pertinent barriers standing in the way of Kentucky’s economic competitiveness.
Today, we present the final segment of our weekly series delivering exclusive video footage from the event. Featured is a panel discussion and Q&A session with all three of the event’s keynote speakers, including the Mercatus Center’s distinguished visiting scholar Maurice P. McTigue and senior research fellow Matthew Mitchell, Ph.D., along with John Garen, Ph.D., the Gatton Professor of Economics at the University of Kentucky and chairman of the Bluegrass Institute Board of Scholars.
The conversation was wide and varied, but whether the questions concerned the importance of new media in the liberty movement or revisiting the dependency trap, the audience in attendance had all of their queries answered by these three learned economists.
Other topics included the prospects of growing our economy from “the bottom, up,” the success of the Brazilian economy, Maurice McTigue’s fantasy agenda for his first day as governor of the commonwealth, and even the possibility of turning arid wastelands into fertile oases by planting trees in the desert.
Learn all about it inside this video.