Economics Writer Stephen Moore to Speak at Ashbrook Lecture

3/12/12 ASHLAND, OH -- Stephen Moore, a senior economics writer for the Wall Street Journal editorial page, will address the question “Can Capitalism Make a Comeback?” as part of the Major Issues Lecture Series presented by the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University.


The lecture will be held Wednesday, April 4, at 12 p.m. in the Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus. Tickets are available for $20 each or $160 for a table of eight. For reservations, call Lisa Ormiston at 877-289-5411 or email at


Moore is a member of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board and is also an economic commentator for CNBC TV and Fox News Channel, where he appears daily commenting on economic, fiscal policy and political issues of the day. He is also a frequent lecturer to business, investment and university audiences around the world on the U.S. economic and political outlook in Washington, D.C. 


From 1999-2004, Moore served as founder and president of the Club for Growth, a 25,000-member organization dedicated to helping elect free market, tax cutting candidates to Congress. In 2007, he received the Ronald Reagan "Great Communicator" award from the Republican Party for his advancement of economic understanding. 


Moore has served as a senior economist at the Joint Economic Committee under former Chairman Dick Armey of Texas. There, he advised Armey on budget, tax and competitiveness issues. He was also an architect of the famous Armey flat tax proposal. 


Moore is the author of five books, including, most recently “Return to Prosperity: How America Can Regain its Economic Superpower Status.” That book was the inspiration for a number of Republican presidential candidates’ economic growth platforms in 2012 and was a finalist for the F.A. Hayek book award for advancing economic understanding. His books also include: “It’s Getting Better All the Time: The 100 Greatest Trends of the Last Century,” and “Government: America’s Number One Growth Industry.” Moore is a graduate of the University of Illinois and holds an MA in Economics from George Mason University. 


The Ashbrook Center is an independent center at Ashland University that restores and strengthens the capacities of the American people for constitutional self-government. The Center teaches students and teachers across our country what America is and what America represents in the long history of the world.  Ashbrook creates informed patriots.

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