A DOZEN THINGS EACH STUDENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CAPITALISM
Most of Americans jobs, and the potential for better jobs, come from capitalism and free markets. The future success of our students will be driven in part by our ability to foster productive free markets. In this workshop, students learn how morals such as honesty and integrity will be essential to their bright future in a free market system.
As students embrace the challenges of competition, they will see a hopeful, dynamic future, ever striving for improvement, understanding how education fits into their futures, while becoming more mindful of our obligations to help those in need as we experience success in our lives. This workshop spurs critical thinking on issues like government regulation and taxation, recognizing the reality that good government includes them, while asking the question “Can they go too far?”
Award-winning author, Lauren Hudson, co-authored her first book, Our Best Tomorrow, at age thirteen. She is the recipient of a Mom’s Choice Gold Award, E-Lit Silver Award, Great Southeast Book Festival Award and young adult book awards at the New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco Book Festivals. A student at Dixie Height High School in Northern Kentucky, Lauren has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business News, and the Blaze.
Rob is an attorney and owner of the law firm Frost Brown Todd, LLC, representing businesses in the firm’s labor and employment law practice group. Rob has been immersed in his region’s economic development for over two decades. He helped lead Northern Kentucky’s two largest business organizations, as Chair of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Covington Business Council. He served as President of the Northern Kentucky Society for Human Resources Management, President for Be-Concerned, Inc., President of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association in Greater Cincinnati, and as a Board Member for the Tri-County Economic Development Corporation.
Rob authored A Better Tomorrow – Fighting for Capitalism and Jobs in the Heartland, which chronicled President Obama’s first term in office from the perspective of a common sense business leader. The book became an Amazon #1 Hot New Release for Political Economy Books and an Amazon Bestseller. A Better Tomorrow received the Silver Medal at the 2013 National E-Lit Book Awards. The New York Book Festival selected it as one of 2013’s top business books. Rob has also authored hundreds of pro-business columns for various publications.
A frequent lecturer and trainer on business, legal and leadership topics, Rob has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America, Kentucky Super Lawyer, Cincy Leading Lawyer, and by Chambers and Partners as the “go to employment lawyer in Northern Kentucky.” He has been inducted into the Taking Care of Business Hall of Fame and is a past recipient of the Area Development District’s Outstanding Community Leadership Award. Rob served as a regular co-host for the television show “Leading Businesses, Leading Communities.” He recently received the Northern Kentucky Frontiersman Award for lifetime achievement in serving businesses.
Rob met his wife-to-be, then Melissa Martin, at the University of Kentucky in 1980. After receiving a B.S. in Accounting with High Distinction, Rob graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law and moved to Greater Cincinnati. Rob and Melissa reside in Villa Hills, Kentucky with their two children, Robbie (age 17) and, of course, Lauren (age 13). Rob and Robbie coached youth athletics at Lakeside Christian Church for many years, where they taught Kentucky’s two gospels simultaneously – faith and basketball.