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Presentation: “Leave Me Alone and I’ll Make You Rich: How the Bourgeois Deal Enriched the World”

January 21, 2022 @ 11:30 am 1:00 pm

Dr. Art Carden presenting on January 21, 2022.

Dr. Art Carden presented to the ISEG Mentoring Group students. Dr. Carden not only outlined his latest book, Leave Me Alone and I’ll Make You Rich: How the Bourgeois Deal Enriched the World, but also had great discussion with the students about economic theory, the outlook moving forward and much more.

Art Carden is a professor of economics at Samford University’s Brock School of Business. He is also a senior fellow with the American Institute for Economic Research and the Fraser Institute; a research fellow with the Independent Institute; a senior fellow with the Beacon Center of Tennessee; a senior research fellow with the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics; and co-editor of the Southern Economic Journal. His research on mass-market retailers, economic history, and the history of economic ideas has appeared in journals like the Southern Economic JournalJournal of Urban EconomicsPublic Choice, and Contemporary Economic Policy. He is a contributor to Forbes.com, and his commentaries and other articles have appeared in USA TodayProductive!Black Belt, and many other outlets. He earned a B.S. and M.A. from the University of Alabama and an A.M. and Ph.D. from Washington University in Saint Louis. Before joining the faculty at Samford, Carden taught economics at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. His first book, coauthored with Deirdre McCloskey and titled Leave Me Alone and I’ll Make You Rich How the Bourgeois Deal Enriched the World, published by the University of Chicago Press, is available to purchase on Amazon. He lives in Birmingham with his wife and three children.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis, Economics
  • M.A., University of Alabama, Economics
  • B.S., University of Alabama, Economics
  • Graduate Certificate in New Institutional Social Sciences from Washington University, St. Louis


January 21, 2022
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
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The Institute for the Study of Economic Growth

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1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260 United States
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