San Jose State University, Department of Economics
DAVID S. SAURMAN PROVOCATIVE LECTURE SERIES
"Freedom And Its Enemies"
Thursday, May 13, 2004
5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
SJSU Morris Dailey Auditorium
STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC ARE ALL WELCOME TO ATTEND.
RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING: Bring your copy of Stossel's Give Me A
the book signing and reception--7:15 to 8:00 p.m.--immediately
presentation. Free and open to the public.
ABOUT THE TALK: "Liberty," says Stossel, "is what made America
little by little, Americans are giving up that liberty." Stossel
the amazing benefits of individual freedom and free markets, and
learned in his 30-year journey from a Portland, Oregon consumer
current job as ABC's in-house contrarian. He discusses:
Who are today's American heroes?
Has our fear of technology led us to reject the very freedom that
lifted more people out of poverty than any society anywhere, ever?
Might safety regulations actually injure more people than they
Finally, why does the media ceaselessly hype unrealistic fears?
newspapers and television warn us of new, unsuspected dangers --
asbestos to cyclamates to the Audi 500. Stossel compares those
ABOUT JOHN STOSSEL: Milton Friedman, winner of the Nobel Prize in
describes Stossel as "...that rare creature, a TV commentator who
economics, in all its subtlety." The winner of 19 Emmy Awards,
named co-anchor of ABC News "20/20" in May, 2003. He joined the
highly-acclaimed newsmagazine in 1981, and began doing one-hour
specials in 1994. Stossel's specials tackle issues that face
His specials consistently rate among the top news programs and have
uncommon praise: "The most consistently thought-provoking TV
time" said the Dallas Morning News, while the Orlando Sentinel said
gift for entertaining while saying something profound."
ABOUT THE DAVID S. SAURMAN PROVOCATIVE LECTURE SERIES: The
Economics invites students, faculty, and the general public to
intellectual arguments on controversial topics. Presenters in the
Lecture Series are noted for their outstanding scholarship and
ability. This lecture series fosters the tradition of higher
challenge ideas and develop critical thinking in an environment of
intellectual discourse. Our goal is for you to develop the critical
skills necessary to reach your own informed position on
invite you to relax, to ponder, and to enjoy the thought process.
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING: Convenient parking is available at the
garage on Fourth and San Fernando Street in downtown San Jose
parking garage you can cross the street to enter the Martin Luther
Library, walk through the first floor lobby to the campus exit.