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Socialism, Social Democracy, & Capitalism

March 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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The Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy invites you to a debate on “Socialism, Social Democracy, and Capitalism: Which is Right for America?” This debate will discuss the ideas, philosophy, and practical policy questions behind socialist and social democratic systems, and compare them to capitalist economies (both in ideal form and in current practice in the US). We will also discuss the historical and economic record of socialist and social democratic economies, and relate past experience to current policy proposals.

Brian Leiter, Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence, and Director of the Center for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values at the University of Chicago Law School will speak in favor of social democracy. Bryan Caplan, Professor Economics at George Mason University and Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center will speak in favor of capitalism.

Please register in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/socialism-social-democracy-and-capitalism-tickets-90051262751.

The event is supported by the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy, the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership, and the Institute for Humane Studies.


March 11, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy
Tommy G Thompson Center on Public Leadership
Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy
Institute for Humane Studies


Deluca Forum, Discovery Building
330 N Orchard St
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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