November 15, 2018 Capitalism is an Information and Learning System
Part of the speakers series "Free Markets: The Ethical Economic Choice"
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Heritage Foundation
Many free market advocates view capitalism as a system as dominated by incentives, with economic agents treated as inhabitants of a Skinner box driven by rewards and punishments. But, in fact, capitalism is an information and learning system governed by information as entrepreneurial surprise. Wealth is knowledge; growth is learning; money is real and reflects the abiding scarcity of time. The source of all progress is human creativity, which always comes as a surprise to us, joining information and enterprise.
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