Quinn Treleven

A passion for the morality of free market economics was ignited in Quinn Treleven when he researched and wrote a thesis paper on the subject during his senior year of high school. Now pursuing majors in Political Science and Economics/Finance at Olivet Nazarene University near Chicago, Illinois, Quinn is preparing himself for a vocation in free market advocacy. Quinn supplements his studies by reading classic primary sources written by Hayek, Menger, Hazlitt, Friedman, and Mises. He also follows Cato and National Review Online. In June 2010, Quinn was honored to attend FEE’s “Introduction to Austrian Economics,” where his understanding of free market philosophy was deepened beyond his expectations. In the second semester of 2011-12, Quinn participated in a study abroad program with a business emphasis at Xiamen University, China, where in addition to language, culture and history, he studied Chinese business, ending the semester with an internship for a manufacturer based in Xiamen. Quinn spent his 2012 summer volunteering on the campaign of a GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate and participating in FEE’s “Communicating Liberty” seminar. An unashamed Star Wars fanatic, Quinn enjoys rock music, movies, hiking and rock climbing.

Posts by Quinn Treleven

Grading Kids by Race?

In his famous 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech, Martin Luther King, Jr. declared, I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Continue Reading...

John Calvin on Civil Government

Though primarily a theologian, the famous Reformation figure John Calvin had much to say about the application of biblical principles to politics. His focus on the sovereignty of God in all aspects of Creation led Calvin to believe in God’s ordinance not only in the spiritual realm, but also in civil government. Continue Reading...

Common Core: Homogenizing Schools and Our Children

Politicians and public educators seem to constantly revert back to status quo arguments of further centralization as a way to reform education failures in the U.S. The most recent push for uniformity in the public school system is the Common Core, a set of national assessment standards and tests that has been adopted by 45 states and will be implemented possibly as soon as the 2014 school year.  Continue Reading...