March 5, 2019 Freedom and Solidarity: Why You’ve Gotta Have Both
Part of the speakers series "Free Markets: The Ethical Economic Choice"
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Heritage Foundation
Adam Smith has been called the “father of capitalism.” The Nobel Prize winning economist George Stigler called Smith the “high priest of self-interest.” But what did Smith really think? As a virtue ethicist Smith believed that people were good (for the most part) and that self-interest, though important and different from selfishness, was not enough to create a vibrant society. This talk will cover religion, morality, and (of course) economics.
For a complete list of speakers, topics, and dates of the Free Markets: The Ethical Economic Choice speaker series visit heritage.org/free-markets.
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