Kinder Institute: “Is Capitalism Sustainable?”
On October 15, 2019, JMC faculty partner Michael Munger will lecture at the Kinder Institute at the University of Missouri, a JMC partner program, on his latest book, Is Capitalism Sustainable? The book provides a fresh look at the necessity of capitalism in organizing human cooperation and urges the consideration of some problems inherent in capitalism.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 • 5:00 PM
Jesse Hall, Room 410 • University of Missouri
Free and open to the public
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Michael Munger is a Professor of Political Science, Economics, and Public Policy at Duke University. He is also the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Political Science and of Duke’s interdisciplinary Philosophy, Politics, & Economics Certificate Program. Professor Munger previously worked as a staff economist at the Federal Trade Commission. He has won three University-wide teaching awards (the Howard Johnson Award, an NAACP “Image” Award for teaching about race, and admission to the Bass Society of Teaching Fellows). His research interests include the study of the morality of exchange and the working of the new “Middleman Economy.” Much of his recent work has been in philosophy, examining the concept of truly voluntary exchange, a concept for which he coined the term “euvoluntary.” He is also currently a co-editor of The Independent Review.
Professor Munger is a JMC faculty partner.
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The Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri is an interdisciplinary, signature academic center on the Columbia campus, jointly operated by faculty from the Political Science and History Departments, in cooperation with other scholars across campus. It is dedicated to excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement on the subjects of American political thought, history, and institutions, with a particular emphasis on the ideas and events of the American Founding and their continued global impact and relevance today. It was created in 2015 by a generous gift from the Kinder Foundation, a family philanthropic foundation started by Rich and Nancy Kinder of Houston, Texas.
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