Speaking Event: Is Capitalism Moral?
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.