Soviet Expert John Moore Speaks to LCOB Class
November 1, 2012
He is in the center of the group of students and faculty in the photo below.
||On November 1, LCOB's Department of Real Estate, Economics and Finance hosted Dr. John Moore (photo at left) for a luncheon and guest lecture in Dr. Nikolai Wenzel's course on Constitutional Political Economy.
Dr. Moore spoke about the fall of the Soviet Union, and the economic roots of the Soviet implosion - as statistics were fabricated, and the Soviet system discouraged entrepreneurship. He also discussed the surprise, in almost all Western policy circles from government to academia, at the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989. Indeed, the Western establishment had been largely sympathetic to the Soviet experiment, and did not question the economic data coming from the Soviet Union. Starting in the 1950s, and as late as the 1980s, academics and government experts predicted that the Soviet economy would soon bypass the American economy. Dr. Moore also regaled students with first-hand stories of the "sociology of economics" and the academic interactions of the several Nobel prize-winning economists on his faculty when he was a graduate student at the University of Virginia. Dr. John Moore is President Emeritus of Grove City College in Pennsylvania, having served as President from 1996 to 2003. Before Grove City College, he was a member of the faculties of George Mason University and, earlier, the University of Virginia. In 1985, President Ronald Reagan appointed him Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation, where he served until 1989. He has also been Associate Director of the Law & Economics Center at the University of Miami and Emory University, as well as Associate Director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He lives in Fort Myers, Florida.
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