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AFIT - Economics (Association For Institutional Thought)

05
Apr
2024

AFIT - Keynote Speaker Dr. James Galbraith

04-05-2024 5:00 PM -7:00 PM
Pecos

Dr. James K. Galbraith, Ph.D.

 

Inflation, Sanctions, Demography: Some practical applications of evolutionary and institutional economics.

 

Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government
University of Texas at Austin
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

 

Click Here for Dr. Galbraith's Bio

05
Apr
2024

A Facebook Concert

04-05-2024 8:00 PM -9:00 PM
Presidential Suite

Coordinator: Lisa Ossian
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Affiliation: Indian Hills Community College

 

The Kinkaider's Song:  A Homesteader Ballad from the Nebraska Sandhills

 

   - Tom Isern, North Dakota State University

 

The family of prairie folksong tracing lineage to the gospel hymn, “Beulah Land,” is prolific. “Beulah Land” is about a place, the blissful afterlife. Prairie singers borrowed its melody and motifs to localize them to their own places on the plains, sometimes as joyful paeans to a bountiful country, other times as sardonic commentaries on a hard land. “The Kinkaider’s Song” is exceptional in that it is traceable to a particular time and place: the Kinkaider picnic of 16 August 1911, a gathering of homesteaders at the Will Davis grove, a seven-year-old tree claim near Anselmo, in northern Custer County, Nebraska. Fourteen-year-old Matilda Matthews was there and wrote for a regional newspaper, the Atkinson Graphic, “We composed a song, ‘The Kinkaider’s Song,’ and sang it.” The song resounding through the Davis grove in 1911 arose from the historical circumstances of the Kinkaid Act of 1904, which allowed homesteads of a full section, 640 acres, rather than a quarter-section, 160 acres. Its sponsor and heroic proponent, Congressman Moses P. Kinkaid, was present when the Kinkaiders sang their anthem in his honor. From there the song passed into oral tradition and the mysterious canon of Great Plains balladry. Recently discovered, the original text and circumstances of “The Kinkaider’s Song” illustrate the capacity of digitized source materials to move ballads previously anonymous into the realm of known authorship and context--an important development in the interpretation of Great Plains folksong.

06
Apr
2024

AFIT-12 Perspectives on Industry Structures

04-06-2024 8:00 AM -10:30 AM
Blanco

Coordinator: Benjamin Wilson
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Affiliation: SUNY Cortland

 

Moderator:

 

Are Capitalist System of Sports Truly Self-Organising?
   - Mu-Jeong Kho, University College London

Permanency of Business Manufacturing Conglomerates in Colombia during 1991-2022: An applied model of the Veblenian heterodox theory of the firm
   - Jairo Parada, Universidad del Norte and Universidad Nacional-Manizales
   - Luis Rosado, Universidad Nacional-Manizales

The Epidemiologic Imperative: Limiting Opportunism and Exploitation in The Delivery of Pharmaceuticals in the USA
   - Robert J Kemp, KempHE

The Neo-Polanyian Critique of Environmental Economics: Limits and Possibilities
   - Marc Triller, The New School For Social Research

06
Apr
2024

AFIT-05 Mandates, Budgets, and Codes

04-06-2024 9:45 AM -11:15 AM
Blanco

Coordinator: Benjamin Wilson
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Affiliation: SUNY Cortland

 

Moderator:

 

External Code Violations as a Weapon for Neighborhood Change
   - Ely Fair, Knox College

Neoliberal Fascism?: Power or Money in Higher Education Reform
   - Barbara Hopkins, Wright State University

Opposing What You Want: Rational Hard-lining when the Slope is Slippery
   - Zachary Schaller, Colorado State University

06
Apr
2024

AFIT-13 Panel Discussion on Daphne Greenwood’s Work, Pay, and Sustainability: A New Economics of Labor

04-06-2024 11:30 AM -12:50 PM
Blanco

Coordinator: Benjamin Wilson
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Affiliation: SUNY Cortland

 

Chairperson: Jack Reardon, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

 

Moderator: Daphne Greenwood, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Panel Discussion on Daphne Greenwood’s Work, Pay, and Sustainability: A New Economics of Labor
   - Daphne Greenwood, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
   - Kevin Capehart, California State university Fresno
   - Paula Cole, University of Denver
   - Liudmila Malyshava, Skidmore College
   - Zachary Schaller, Colorado State University

06
Apr
2024

AFIT - Student Paper Contest Winners

04-06-2024 1:00 PM -2:30 PM
Blanco
06
Apr
2024

WSSA President’s Reception

04-06-2024 6:30 PM -8:00 PM
Garden Terrace

All Attendees Invited

 

WSSA Recepción del presidente

 

Se invita a todos los asistentes