Larry Temkin and Jason Brennan on Capitalism: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

***Please Note a new change to this event***

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Larry Temkin will no longer be able to travel to Boulder for his joint talk with Jason Brennan on Tuesday, April 9th. Jason Brennan will still be in attendance, and he will lecture on his book, "Why Not Capitalism?" in lieu of a debate, which will be rescheduled for the fall. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we do still hope to see you at Prof. Brennan's lecture, at the same time and place: Hale Science 270 at 5:30PM on Tuesday, April 9th.

Here is the link to Why Not Capitalism:

The Western Civ Dialogue Series presents:

What's good and bad about capitalism as we actually find it operating in the real world? Markets have liberated many from poverty, yet at the same time, many markets are rigged in unfair and unproductive ways. What, if anything, should we - and can we - do about it? This event brings leading libertarian philosopher Jason Brennan and leading egalitarian philosopher Larry Temkin together to explore both the beauty and warts of capitalism and the free enterprise system as it exists in our country today. This event promises to be both illuminating and provocative, but devoid of the rancor that permeates so much of contemporary discourse on the pressing issues of our time.

Jason Brennan

Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business and Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University

Larry Temkin 
Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University

Co-Sponsored by:
Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy (CWCTP)
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
ISI Inkling Society at CU Boulder 

Tuesday, April 9 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Hale Science, 270
1350 Pleasant Drive, Boulder, CO 80309

Event Type

Lecture/Presentation, Colloquium/Seminar


Law & Politics


Students, Alumni, General Public

College, School & Unit

Arts & Sciences



Free and Open to the Public

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