AYN RAND INSTITUTE
May 8, 2008
The Morality of Capitalism
Who: Eric Daniels, research assistant professor at the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism and speaker for the Ayn Rand Institute
What: A talk explaining why capitalism is the only moral social system. A Q&A will follow.
Where: Hilton Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
When: Thursday, May 22, 2008, at 7:30 PM
Admission is FREE.
Description: Despite capitalism's enormous success in producing material abundance and political freedom, it faces a crisis--one that may lead to its demise. Capitalism is perishing because its supposed defenders lack a real defense.
In this lecture, Eric Daniels explores the most common arguments in favor of capitalism. He finds that they all break down in the face of the popular argument that capitalism is immoral and destructive--because it is selfish. Dr. Daniels explains that only Ayn Rand's crucial insight--that capitalism is the only moral social system because it is based on "the virtue of selfishness"--can truly defend capitalism. He illustrates the need for a moral, and not just an economic, defense of capitalism.
Bio: Eric Daniels is a research assistant professor at the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism. He has lectured internationally on American ethics, on American business and legal history, and on the American Enlightenment. Dr. Daniels's publications include a chapter in The Abolition of Antitrust and five entries in the Oxford Companion to United States History.
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Eric Daniels is available for interviews now and after his talk.
Contact: Larry Benson
Phone: (949) 222-6550, ext. 213
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