About This Chapter
AF-Dallas is a professional development network for individuals who believe in the power of personal liberty, entrepreneurship, and innovation–channeled through free markets–to promote positive social change.
AF-Dallas events bring the “doers” of Dallas together to network, learn from each other, discuss key issues, and ultimately collaborate to improve themselves and the city as a whole.
AF-Dallas: The Magic of Markets and the Failures of Central Planning
Join AIER's Bastiat Society program in Dallas in partnership with the Dallas chapter of America's Future Foundation for an in-person event with Meg Tuszynski, Assistant Director of the Bridwell Institute...
Economic Freedom in the US: What’s New? What’s Not? (Virtual)
Each year, the Canadian Fraser Institute releases the Economic Freedom of North America annual report, which details the extent to which the policies of individual provinces and states are supportive...
AF-Dallas: Ending the Development Subsidy Arms Race (Virtual)
Research generally finds that economic development subsidies have a negligible effect on measures of local economic well-being and are typically ineffective at swaying companies to relocate, expand, or retain jobs....
Meg Tuszynski is a research associate for the State and Local Policy Project at the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom, located on the Southern Methodist University campus. Before joining the O’Neil Center, Meg was the program manager for the Spending and Budget Initiative at the Mercatus Center. Meg received her PhD in economics from George Mason University in the fall of 2016. Her dissertation focused on the problematic incentives built into public aid programs, and the role ideas have played in the expansion of the welfare state. She earned her MA in economics at George Mason in 2015, and a dual BA in philosophy and economics from the same school in 2011. Her research interests include Austrian economics, Public Choice, New Institutional economics, and economic freedom. “Before moving to Dallas, I spent nine years living in the DC area – where opportunities to connect with fellow liberty lovers were omnipresent. Upon relocating here, I was overjoyed to find that there was a vibrant liberty crowd in the area. AF has an important role to play here in connecting like-minded individuals to both one another, and to opportunities in the area.”