Economist Barry Asmus to Speak at Deeds Symposium
Submitted by Meagan Fazio
Category: Campus Announcements
Barry Asmus, senior economist for the National Center for
Policy Analysis, will discuss issues affecting free market
principles in the current economic climate during the University's
annual Deeds Symposium.
The event will take place on Wednesday, April 15, at 7:30
p.m. in Wilde Auditorium. The program is free and open to
the public, but tickets are required. To reserve tickets,
please call the University Box Office at 860.768.4228 or
Asmus was named by USA Today as one of the five
most-requested speakers in the United States. Based on durable,
free-market economic principles, his presentations analyze the
current issues of the digital economy to help decision makers
formulate informed and effective choices in a global, e-commerce
world. His commentaries are laced with humor, enthusiasm, and solid
Asmus has testified before the House Ways and Means Committee
regarding the income tax system; was a featured speaker in a
privatizing Social Security conference for Western European
leaders; and has addressed the faculty for the Young Presidents
Organization in Cape Town, South Africa.
He is the author of nine books, including CrossRoads: The Great
American Experiment, which was nominated for an H.L. Mencken
Award and has been used in hundreds of university classrooms for
the study of international trade and comparative economics.
Asmus's latest book, Bulls Don't Blush, Bears Don't Die,
provides an insightful summary of today's economy, the problems
facing it, and possible solutions. The Deeds Symposium was created
in 1982 at the University of Hartford to provide a forum for the
discussion of free market principles. Program speakers are
internationally known participants in the continuing discussion of
free enterprise and government.