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Waltonomics: WAL-MART AND SOCIETY Metro State Lunch & Learn Workshop 10/19

Contact: Tim Carroll, Office 303-556-5136, Cell 303-870-7705

Posted: October 18, 2010

Metropolitan State College of Denver School of Business is hosting a “lunch and learn” professional development workshop by economist Art Carden about the global economic impacts of Wal-Mart and social values. The session will cover the growing debate about social organizations, markets and the role of the state. Wal-Mart and its impact on labor markets has been a long-standing, hot-button political issue, with several states and municipalities attempting to pass laws expressly designed to keep Wal-Mart out.

Art Carden is an assistant professor of economics and business at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.  He holds a Ph.D in economics from Washington University in Saint Louis. He is an Adjunct Fellow with the Independent Institute and a member of the adjunct faculty of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.  He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research in 2008 and 2009. He also blogs regularly at Division of Labour and is a regular contributor to Forbes's commentaries.

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Tivoli Student Union – Turnhalle
Free Event
Auraria Campus (900 Auraria Pkwy., Denver, CO 80204)
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Metro State and The Charles G Koch Foundation are sponsoring the event to provide professional development opportunities for students, alumni and the local community.


About Metropolitan State College of Denver

With more than 24,000 students, Metro State is Colorado’s leader in educating undergraduate Coloradans. Starting in the fall of 2010, the College is offering master’s degrees in accounting and teacher education, with plans to offer a master’s in social work in fall 2011. The College enrolls the highest number of students of color among four-year colleges in the state. It boasts 67,500 alumni, the bulk of whom remain in Colorado after graduation.