Event Meeting Times:
Monday, November 5, 2018 (8:30 am – 4:00pm) &
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (8:15 am – 3:00pm)

In what ways can innovation and entrepreneurship contribute to the social good? How have innovation and entrepreneurship been vehicles for drastic improvements in living standards and human well-being? What stands in the way of these benefits extending to more and more people?

Sponsored by:

Institute for Humane Studies, Charles Koch Foundation,

Sacramento State Center for Practical and Professional Ethics, Cosumnes River College Office of the President, Cosumnes River College Center for Professional Development, Wagenlis Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee, and Access Sacramento


For questions, please contact Professor Kyle Swan: kyle.swan@csus.edu


California State University, Sacramento - The University Union, The Redwood Room
8:30 am
9:00 am
Greetings and Opening Remarks
9:30 am
Exploring the Darknet: What the Internet Black Market Can Tell Us About Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation
Julia Norgaard
12:30 pm
Why Entrepreneurship Theory Matters: Economically, Politically, and Morally
Alexei Marcoux
2:30 pm
Rent Seeking and Inequality
Steven Teles
3:50 pm
Closing Remarks
Tuesday, November 6, Cosumnes River College - The Recital Hall
8:15 am
8:40 am
Greetings and Opening Remarks
9:00 am
A Government Permission Slip to Work? Occupational Licensing as a Barrier to Work and Entrepreneurship
Lisa Knepper
10:30 am
Complement, Co-Worker & Complete Replacement: The Three Stages of Artificial Intelligence in the Work Place
Karl Smith
12:00 pm
Is Entrepreneurship Beneficial For Constitutional Democracy
Gregory Price
1:30 pm
Closing Lunch


Assistant Professor of Economics, Pepperdine University

Heider College of Business, Creighton University

Professor of Political Science, the Johns Hopkins University

Director of Strategic Research,
Institute for Justice

Senior Fellow, Niskanen Center

Charles E. Merrill Professor,
Morehouse College