Free Enterprise Scholars and Johnson Center for Political Economy

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Free Enterprise Scholars and Johnson Center for Political Economy

Troy University’s Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy in the Sorrell College of Business set its sight on “woke business” with a new Free Enterprise Scholars program that has launched this fall.   All funds raised will assist the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy and all programs it supports.

The Free Enterprise Scholars program in the Johnson Center is unique among academic opportunities because of its bold embrace of free market teachings. Dr. Allen Mendenhall, Associate Dean of the Sorrell College who oversees the Johnson Center, said, “The moral value of free enterprise means that business leaders do not have to apologize for profits earned honorably or purchase absolution through wokeness.  Future business leaders and entrepreneurs should know this and be articulate spokespersons for the moral value of business, properly conducted.” 

The Free Enterprise Scholars will participate in the Johnson Center’s fall and spring reading groups, attend a monthly MJC event and write an op-ed about free enterprise. Along with that, scholars may take a Moral Foundations of Capitalism course, attend academic conferences, and take field trips.

This program has attracted widespread media attention and was featured here at Fox Business. Steve Doocy of “Fox & Friends” interviewed Dr. Mendenhall about the program.

And here is just a sample of other stories about this program:

“Troy professor: Students ‘very enthusiastic’ over anti-woke business scholars program.” Yellowhammer News.

“Troy University students will train in how to combat woke corporations.” The College Fix.

“Troy University Free Enterprise Scholars program takes aim at ‘woke business.’” Yellowhammer News.

“Johnson Center launches new program to end corporate ‘wokeism.’” The Troy Messenger.

“New Troy University program aims to counter corporate ‘wokeness.’” Alabama Daily News.

“Troy University’s Johnson Center to launch Free Enterprise Scholars program to combat ‘woke capitalism.’” 1819 News.