May 5, 2014

AFF Chicago Welcomes the Charles Koch Institute and Learns About Economics

By: Kathryn Shelton

The Chicago Chapter of America’s Future Foundation teamed up with Denise Froning from the Charles Koch Institute for an interactive presentation on fundamental economic concepts.  

Attendees participated in exercises designed to illustrate how the free market works and discussed concepts such as opportunity costs, subjective value, and the benefits of free trade as well as strategies on how best to introduce these critical economic concepts to those unfamiliar with them, especially in terms of winning moral arguments and using positive vocabulary. Following the event, AFF members and non-members networked, sharing their ideas and experiences with one another.

Special thanks to Eric Kohn, Chairman of AFF Chicago, for this state chapter highlight.


Interested in learning about AFF opportunities or chapter events in your area? Check out our Local Chapter Highlights to learn more, or contact Kathryn Shelton, Director of Chapter Advancement for America’s Future Foundation, at


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