On Wednesday, March 11, the CROWE hosted Brian Leiter and Bryan Caplan for our spring event, “Socialism, Social Democracy, and Capitalism: A debate on which is right for America.”
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 spoke in favor of social democracy. Professor Leiter is an expert in moral, political and legal philosophy; constitutional law; evidence; freedom of speech and religion; and academic freedom.
Bryan Caplan, Professor Economics at George Mason University and Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center spoke in favor of capitalism. Professor Caplan specializes in public economics, public choice, psychology and economics, public opinion, economics of the family and education, genoeconomics, and Austrian economics.
A detailed overview of the discussion, including the speakers’ opening remarks will be posted here later this week.
The debate, attended by over 100 UW-Madison students, faculty, and members of the Madison community, is the first of an upcoming series of events hosted by CROWE. Please stay tuned and check back for additional information regarding upcoming events this fall.
Thank you for your continued interest and support of CROWE. We look forward to welcoming you at upcoming events in the next semester.