The Environment and the Free Market


The seminar ‘The Environment and the Free Market‘ opened in Vaduz with a multitude of philosophical questions. The speakers, Professor Heike Walterscheid, Professor Kurt Leube (photo) and Prof. Hardy Bouillon confronted young academicians and middle managers with the subject of Economics, Ethics & Society.

In addition to the presentations and workshops, there was always time for inspired discussion. The food for thought offered was sometimes idealistic but encouraged lateral thinking.

The good mix of participants with students and entrepreneurs was particularly appreciated. At the conclusion, the 25 participants said they would attend the event again and would be happy to recommend it to other interested parties.

This was a cooperative initiative of the Foundation and the European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation.

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