Why Culture Matters Most

The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy presents:

While human flourishing requires the general prosperity that comes from a free market system and it requires freedom that depends upon democratic institutions, there is a danger of redistributive and regulatory favoritism that undermines trust in the system generally. This can lead to political tribalism that is shown to reduce trust in the democratic system. This tension has implications for social, political, and economic development. How can cultural beliefs build trust in institutions? What implications are there for the family, religion, government, and the stability of western free market democracies?

David C. Rose is Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia. He has published scholarly articles on a wide range of topics in economics, including behavioral economics, economic ethics, the theory of cooperation, and the theory of the firm. He has also published in the popular press on a wide variety of policy issues. He has also published an Oxford University Press book titled The Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Eaton Humanities, 250
1610 Pleasant Street, Boulder, CO 80309

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