Northwood University to Host Visiting Lecture on the Preconditions of a Humane Economy

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Professor Harry Veryser to speak on Wednesday, February 13, at 7 p.m.,

MIDLAND, MI – On Wednesday, February 13, at 7 p.m., Northwood University’s Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise will host Professor Harry Veryser on the topic “The Necessary Preconditions of a Humane Economy.”

Veryser’s lecture, which is part of the Forum’s spring lecture series regarding the idea of a humane economy, will take place in the Griswold Lecture Hall on Northwood University’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. There is no admission charge or ticket necessary. Members of the community are encouraged to attend.

Veryser, author of It Didn’t Have to Be This Way: Why Boom and Bust Is Unnecessary and How the Austrian School of Economics Breaks the Cycle, is an instructor at the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, Michigan, where he served as director of graduate studies in economics from 2007 to 2012. He also served as chairman of the economics and finance department at Walsh College from 1987-2007 where he retired as a distinguished professor. A successful entrepreneur, Veryser was chairman of Stampings Inc. in Fraser, Michigan, from 1987 to 2005. He has lectured widely on the topics of economics and the history of economic thought. Veryser’s articles have appeared in The Detroit News, The Intercollegiate Review and The University Bookman.

Questions about the event may be directed to Professor Glenn A. Moots at 989.837.4255 or


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