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Political Theory Workshop: Thomas Spragens (Duke)

Political Theory Flyer
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Thursday, April 15, 2021
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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Thomas Spragens (Duke)
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Political Theory

Talk title: "Capitalism and Democracy"

Summary: In "Capitalism and Democracy," Thomas A. Spragens, Jr., examines the opposing sides of the free market versus welfare state debate through the lenses of political economy, moral philosophy, and political theory. He asks: Do unchecked markets maximize prosperity, or do they at times produce wasteful and damaging outcomes? Are market distributions morally appropriate, or does fairness require some form of redistribution? Would a society of free markets and minimal government be the best kind of society possible, or would it have serious problems?

Join in the Political Theory Workshop series with this Zoom link:
https://duke.zoom.us/j/99031280889
The Meeting ID is: 990 3128 0889