THE MORALITY OF CAPITALISM, THURSDAY 23 APRIL 2015 6:00PM – 7:30PM – The Centre for Independent Studies


The Morality of Capitalism

Dr Tom G. Palmer is passionate about freedom and a firm believer that the best way to freedom -and prosperity- is through genuine free market trade. Post-GFC, there is a persistent anti-capitalist sentiment in Australia and around the world that brings with it the dangerous undercurrents of socialism. In his first event as CIS Scholar-in-Residence for 2015, Dr Palmer will give capitalism an image makeover and explain why it is still the world’s best hope for lifting millions out of poverty and establishing peace, prosperity and individual liberty – for all.


Tom G. Palmer is the executive vice president for international programs at Atlas Network and is responsible for establishing operating programs in 14 languages and managing programs for a worldwide network of think tanks. He is also a senior fellow at Cato Institute and director of Cato University. Before joining Cato, he was an H. B. Earhart Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford University, and a vice president of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. He frequently lectures in North America, EuropTom Palmere, Eurasia, Africa, Latin America, India, China and throughout Asia, as well as the Middle East on political science, public choice, civil society, and the moral, legal, and historical foundations of individual rights. He has published reviews and articles on politics and morality in scholarly journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Ethics, Critical Review, and Constitutional Political Economy, as well as in publications such as Slate, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Die Welt, Caixing, Al H
ayat, the Washington Post, and The Spectator of London. He is the author of a Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice the editor of The Morality of Capitalism, After the Welfare State, Why Liberty, and Peace, Love & Liberty.

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