The Keating Center supports capitalism, free enterprise, and Constitutional liberty. We champion the fundamental precepts of individual liberty, free market economics, the rule of law, and Judeo-Christian morality.
As David Preston, the Executive Director of the OKWU Foundation, said, “The Keating Center will enhance how we are able to prepare our students to succeed in the real world. Most schools recoil in horror when one dares to broach the subjects, much less promote, Capitalism, Free Enterprise, and Constitutional Liberty. We don’t. And as a fundamental American principle, the development of the free enterprise system in our country has been the engine that has driven almost inconceivable economic success and personal freedom.”
The American economic system has given the citizens of this country unparalleled freedom. But what is economics all about?
“At bottom, economics is about us – what we choose, what we value, what we represent in language and symbols, how we interact with each other in the market…” – Dr. Jay Richards
In Money, Greed, and God, Dr. Jay Richards describes economics as, “At bottom, economics is about us – what we choose, what we value, what we represent in language and symbols, how we interact with each other in the market, and especially how we produce, exchange, and distribute goods, services, and risk. Understand these things, and you’re well on your way to knowing what you need to know about economics.”
If you would like to gain a fuller understanding of economics, check out the list the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics put together a list of their top ten recommended books on economics for beginners. “The following books do more than lay out economic facts. They also describe the impact economics can have on our everyday lives.”
To see the complete list, click HERE.