Past Event

Dr. Yaron Brook and Dr. David Callahan: Is Capitalism Moral? A Debate

Mon, Oct 22 2012 - 6:00pm

Dr. Yaron Brook and Dr. David Callahan: Is Capitalism Moral? A Debate

Yaron Brook, Ph.D., Executive Director, The Ayn Rand Institute; Co-author, Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government
David Callahan, Ph.D., Co-founder, Demos; Author, The Moral Center: How Progressives Can Unite America Around Our Shared Values

Dr. Ruth Shapiro, Principal, Keyi Strategies; Social Entrepreneur in Residence, The Commonwealth Club - Moderator

From the financial crisis to Obamacare to the budget debates, the size and scope of government is being debated across the country. One side calls for more regulation to foster equitable prosperity, because they believe an under-regulated free market is out of control. The other side says government has grown too big and intrusive, and we need to mitigate its power while rediscovering the founders' principles. Two staunch advocates debate government, values and the economy – the fundamental social, economic and moral ideas that underlie politics in the U.S. today. Bring your questions.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 standard, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Part of the American Values Series, Underwritten by the Koret and Taube Family Foundations