Capitalism, Government and the Good Society: A Discussion at Clowes Hall

CapitalismEnjoy a heaping portion of ‘food for the mind’ as Professor of Economics, Russ Roberts, moderates a discussion entitled, “Capitalism, Government and the Good Society” Wednesday, April 10, at Clowes Memorial Hall on the Butler University Campus. The discussion is presented by the Butler College of Business and Liberty Fund.

If there’s one thing the financial crisis of 2008 showed us, it’s that there are certain risks inherent in the U.S. economic system. Economic experts Richard Epstein, James K. Galbraith, Michael Munger and Robert Skidelsky will ask what role, if any, that capitalism ought to play in creating a good society. They will talk about what role government ought to play, and examine the merits of a bottom-up versus top-down approach to policy. They will ask whether the sphere of government activity should be made larger or made smaller.

Clowes Memorial HallRuss Roberts hosts a weekly podcast entitled EconTalk. He is a Professor of Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

He discusses various economic topics on his website, His book, The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism, was named a top-10 book by Business Week in 1994. He is a frequent guest on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, and has been published in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He is a featured editor and founding advisory board member of, a website that exists to promote the study of economics, markets, and liberty.

He received a B.A. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1981.

Event Info:

  • Wednesday, April 10
  • Clowes Memorial Hall (Butler Campus), 4602 Sunset Ave Indianapolis
  • Tel. 317-940-9697
  • Website