PULLMAN, Wash. — Foundation for Economic Education president Donald J. Boudreaux
will discuss “Private versus Public Wants” as guest speaker at the 11th annual Freedom
Philosophy Day lecture next week on the Washington State University campus.
His public presentation is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in Todd Hall, Room 216, and is
sponsored by the WSU College of Business and Economics.
Boudreaux has served as president of the Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y.,-based organization
since May 1997. Its newsletter states “FEE is an idea shop…(whose) mission is to create a culture
hospitality to liberty, responsibility, entrepreneurship and the rule of law so that everyone may
enjoy prosperity, dignity and opportunity. We want to tell the true story of freedom…(and)
promote an understanding and appreciation of the virtues of a free society and free markets.”
From 1992-1997, Boudreaux was professor of law and economics at Clemson University, and
served on the economics faculty at George Mason University from 1985-1990. In spring 1996, he
was a visiting fellow in law and economics at the Cornell University Law School. Boudreaux
earned a doctorate in economics from Auburn University and a law degree from the University of
Virginia. The New Orleans native also earned a master’s degree from New York University, and a
bachelor’s degree at Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, La.
Boudreaux has written for several publications and scholarly journals. He has lectured in the
United States and Europe on various topics, including the nature of law, antitrust law, and
economics and international trade.
The speaker program which brings Boudreaux to campus is supported by the late Geoff and
Florence Maughmer. Freedom Philosophy Day celebrates the university as a marketplace of
ideas. Proponents of the Freedom Philosophy believe in “maximum individual liberty and
responsibility, limited governments and the free enterprise system.”
For more information about the event, contact Rom Markin at 509/335-5051.