Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium
6:00 p.m. - Screening and Discussion
7:30 p.m. - Reception
A merchant banker. A failing dairy farmer. A
refugee from Communist China. One risked his savings.
One risked his farm. One risked his life. Why do their
Because how we view entrepreneurs - as greedy or altruistic, as
virtuous or vicious - shapes the destinies of men and
An entrepreneur is the creative force in economics.
Entrepreneurs are, however, among the most misunderstood and
underappreciated groups in society. Yet, when people accept
the challenge of an entrepreneurial vocation, they have implicitly
decided to meet the needs of others through the goods or services
they produce. Reverend Robert Sirico, President of the Acton
Institute, argues that the public must begin to acknowledge the
value of the entrepreneurial vocation, the wise stewardship of
talents, and the tangible contributions of entrepreneurs to
In the Acton Institute's powerful and moving documentary -
The Call of the Entrepreneur - these arguments are brought
to film through the stories of three entrepreneurs - a compost
farmer, a merchant banker, and a Hong Kong media mogul. Core
themes highlighted include the pernicious effect of zero-sum-game
thinking, the role of entrepreneurs in creating new wealth, the
risk-taking element of enterprise as well as the role of limited
government, property rights, the rule of law, and free markets in
unleashing the wealth-creating capacity of entrepreneurs.
Join us as George Gilder, Michael Novak, Reverend Sirico and other
experts featured in the documentary explore how entrepreneurs shape
More About the Speakers
Followed by a discussion afterwards with:
Jay W. Richards, Ph.D.
Research Fellow and Director of Acton Media