Free Enterprise or Socialism — Where Is America Headed?

Free Enterprise or Socialism — Where Is America Headed?

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Sutherland Institute’s 2019 Congressional Series: Join Congressman Chris Stewart in discussing free enterprise and socialism. 

Chris Stewart is the congressman from Utah’s Second Congressional District. He is a No. 1 New York Times best-selling and national award-winning author, world-record-setting Air Force pilot, and the former owner/CEO of a small business.

Stewart is one of 10 children and grew up on a dairy farm in Cache Valley. He graduated from Utah State University, where he earned his degree in economics. Upon graduation, Stewart joined the United States Air Force, where he was the Distinguished Graduate (top of his class) in both Officer Training School and Undergraduate Pilot Training. He served for 14 years as a pilot in the Air Force, flying both rescue helicopters and the B-1B bomber.  He holds three world speed records, including the world record for the fastest nonstop flight around the world.

“Socialism is a folly. Not only is it doomed to fail whenever it rears its head, it leaves a wake of destruction in lives and freedoms lost.…So much time has passed from the fall of the Iron Curtain that many have internalized—or never experienced—socialism’s ultimate price. If we fail to recall those dangerous times, the primitive appeal of socialism will advance and infect our institutions.” -Chris Stewart

Congressman Stewart is a prolific author,  having written 18 books, several of which have become national best-sellers and been published in six different countries.

Before being elected to Congress, Stewart served as president and CEO of the Shipley Group, a nationally recognized firm for consulting expertise in energy and the environment. He and his wife, Evie, are the parents of six children.

The congressman now serves as a member of House Appropriations Committee and the House Intelligence Committee.

Following Congressman Stewart’s remarks, a panel will discuss the concepts of free enterprise and socialism and which direction America is headed.

*Attendees are required to register. Registrants will be emailed location & parking details prior to the event.*

Sutherland Institute’s Congressional Series is designed to facilitate civil dialogue and convene stakeholders, elected officials, and community leaders to discuss important issues. They are private events. As such, Sutherland reserves the right to deny access to or remove any individual who interrupts a speaker or panelist, is disruptive or combative in tone, and/or refuses to allow open and civil dialogue. By attending any event, you agree to these terms and conditions.


Romina Boccia

Director, Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal Budget, The Heritage Foundation

Rep. Brian King

Utah House Representative, Utah House Minority Leader

Natalie Gochnour

Associate Dean, David Eccles School of Business, and Director, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute


Jul 30 2019


9:00 am - 11:00 am




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