The Morality of Capitalism
Who: Dr. Eric Daniels is a research assistant professor at Clemson University’s Institute for the Study of Capitalism
What: A talk arguing that capitalism is the only moral social system, and that a proper moral defense is vital to its survival
Where: Zell B. Miller Learning Center (MLC), Room 171, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602
When: Thursday, November 19, 2009, at 7:00 p.m.
Description: Despite the enormous success of American capitalism at producing material abundance and political freedom, critics continue their assault on the system, calling it immoral. In this lecture, Dr. Eric Daniels makes the case that capitalism is the only moral social system. He also examines the conventional defense of capitalism, which relies on the practical, economic argument, and illustrates why only a defense of pure laissez-faire capitalism can succeed.
Admission: FREE. Open to students and the public.
Bio: Dr. Eric Daniels is a research assistant professor at Clemson University’s Institute for the Study of Capitalism. He has lectured internationally on American history, particularly on American intellectual history, business history and political history. He taught for five years at Duke University’s Program on Values and Ethics in the Marketplace, where he was nominated for a university-wide teaching award. Dr. Daniels was a contributor to the recently published Oxford Companion to United States History, and wrote a chapter in The Abolition of Antitrust. He has appeared on C-SPAN and Voice of America Radio.
More information: Please e-mail McKinley Vitale, president of the University of Georgia Objectivism Club, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I won't be able to make this one. Let me know how it is, if you go!