Free enterprise has been under increasing criticism in popular discourse as a supposedly "unjust" or "anti-social" economic system. However, when viewed in a broad historical context, free enterprise capitalism and the principles that underlie it have proven to be the most moral economic system in human history, providing humanity both liberty and ever-increasing prosperity.
Presented by the Baker Institute McNair Center for Entrepreneurship & Economic Growth, the Lunch & Learn series brings distinguished speakers to campus to introduce Rice students and the Rice community to the role and importance of free markets and free enterprise in public policy discourse.
Richard Ebeling, one of the leading members of the Austrian School of Economics and the author or editor of many works on economics and public policy, kicked off the series with a presentation on the ethics of capitalism.
This event was free and open to Rice students and members of the Rice community through the link in their email invitation.
This event was sponsored by the Baker Institute McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth. Follow @BakerMcNair on Twitter and join the conversation with #BakerPolicy.
11:50 am — Pizza served
Noon — Presentation
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Richard Ebeling, Ph.D
BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership, The Citadel
Scholar for Entrepreneurship, McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth, Baker Institute