The Financial Imprudence of Do-It-Yourself - America's Future Foundation

The Financial Imprudence of Do-It-Yourself

December 10, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

State & Allen

2400 Allen St., Dallas, TX 75204

On Tuesday, December 10th, Ryan Murphy will join us for a luncheon event at State & Allen in Uptown. His counterintuitive but insightful talk will be on “The Financial Imprudence of Do-It-Yourself”. Murphy, a senior research fellow at the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom, has written on this issue in a variety of places, including this piece for the Independent Review. Essentially, Murphy argues that engaging in DIY activities can be thought of as a type of antimarket bias. If you are good enough at a task that you’re willing to do it for free, you should be willing to do it for payment. Otherwise, you should outsource that task.

Whether you agree or not, Murphy’s talk should be good fodder for conversation! As usual, a complementary lunch will be provided, and free covered parking is available in the lot attached to the restaurant. The event will run from 12:00pm – 1:30pm, and will include plenty of time for both networking and Q&A.