Summer Seminar 2013

April 30, 2013

Please mark your calendar: 11 a.m. July 9, Hilton North, 8181 North Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis

This is your invitation to the foundation’s summer seminar. Click on the photo at right to save a seat for lunch, an endless coffee pot and a roomful of informed discussion ($20 if you register now).

With a Republican sitting in the governor’s office and the GOP holding a supermajority in the legislature, you are right to expect a review of the state’s Common Construction Wage Act (the “prevailing” wage). One side sees the law as capricious, arbitrary and corrupting. The other argues that it preserves good jobs and ensures quality construction.

The ProgramFirst Presenter: Eric Schansberg, Ph.D., professor of economics and adjunct scholar with the foundation, surveys the academic literature on the issue to apply both a moral value and a Public Choice analysis. •Lunch briefing: The foundation officers assess the quality of the public discussion, focusing on the professed right to one’s labor. • Second Presenter: Ken Hedlund, Somerset CPAs in Indianapolis, reports on his firm’s study of comparative wage scales in Indiana. • Third Presenter: Maj. Ryan Cummins, business owner and past chairman of the appropriations committee of the Terre Haute Common Council, recounts his experience with the realpolitik of the issue. • Open Discussion.

The Schedule
11 a.m.-11:40 a.m. — First presenter
11:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m. — Lunch (IPR briefing)
1 p.m.-1:40 p.m. — Second presenter
1:50p.m.-2:30 p.m. — Third presenter

2:30 p.m. — Open discussion

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