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PPE Academy Live: Economics and the Pursuit of Happiness | Unit 4

October 27, 2020 at 07:30:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

Thank you for joining us for unit four of our PPE Academy’s premier live course, Economics and the Pursuit of Happiness. This evening’s lecture is titled "The Contest of Ideas: Free to Choose?"

If you haven’t already, please sign up for free now so you can track your progress, take quizzes and earn a certificate upon successful completion of the course. This live session is part of a 5-week course covering the foundations of politics, philosophy, and economics with Dr. Erik Matson of George Mason University. Successfully finishing this course earns students a certificate of completion. Dive deeper into the subject matter with this suggested reading:



Don’t forget to explore our complementary interactive site featuring 9 engaging short videos by Drs. Jay Richards and Anne Bradley that are the basis for this week’s “Economics and the Pursuit of Happiness” course. You’ll also find loads of other supplemental course content. Be sure to join our Facebook group to engage with fellow students throughout the course and to share your thoughts on this week’s course experience.

Mark your calendars and make sure to tune in each Tuesday evening at 7:30.

Course Schedule:


  • October 27 - The Contest of Ideas: Free to Choose?

  • November 10 - The Moral Dimensions of the Market Economy



We’re so glad you joined us. With the PPE Academy’s suite of online courses, you can strengthen your knowledge of these important concepts and boost your career at the same time.

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Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
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Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Erik Matson is a Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He studies the history and philosophy of economic thought, focusing on the work of David Hume and Adam Smith. Dr. Matson earned degrees in economics from George Mason University. His articles have been published in academic journals including Hume Studies, History of European Ideas, the Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, and the Adam Smith Review.
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