Mark your calendars, New Yorkers:
The Morality of Capitalism
Who: Dr. Eric Daniels, speaker for the Ayn Rand Institute and visiting scholar at Clemson University’s Institute for the Study of Capitalism
What: A talk making the case that capitalism is the only moral social system. A Q&A will follow.
Where: Kimmel Center, Room 914, New York University, 60 Washington Square South, NY, NY 10012 Maps and directions: http://www.nyu.edu/about/virtual.html.
When: Wednesday, January 23, 2008, at 7 pm
Registration: Attendees must RSVP to [email protected]
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.
Bio: Dr. Eric Daniels is a visiting scholar at Clemson University’s Institute for the Study of Capitalism. He taught for five years at Duke University, in the Program on Values and Ethics in the Marketplace, and at the University of Wisconsin, where he earned his doctorate in American history. He has lectured internationally on the history of American ethics, American business and legal history, and the American Enlightenment. Daniels’s publications include a chapter in Abolition of Antitrust and five entries in the Oxford Companion to United States History.
Eric Daniels is one of my favorite speakers. So go, if you can!