Populism, Markets, and Political Economy
2019 Fall Meeting
October 18-19, 2019
Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner
McLean, Virginia


Conservatives and classical liberals in America and elsewhere are increasingly divided around questions of political economy.  After a long period in which support for market economies formed part of the right’s agenda for change, more conservatives and even some classical liberals are questioning the economic, cultural, and political implications of free markets.  What does this growing division mean for the right? What does it mean for the relationship between conservatives, classical liberals, and libertarians?  Is it possible to agree to disagree?  Can the case for free markets be reinvigorated within American conservatism?