University of California, Santa Barbara Arts and Lectures
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Russell Roberts

(2012/2013 Lectures)

Wed, Oct 17
8:00 PM
Event Sponsors: Susan & Craig McCaw

What’s Wrong with Capitalism – Do-overs and the Death of Responsibility

What caused the current economic crisis? Did capitalism have something to do with it – or was a moral or political problem lurking behind it? George Mason University economics professor and Hoover Institution research fellow Russell Roberts tackles these sticky questions in a lively and illuminating talk examining our economic system, the financial sector’s political power and the role of debt. Host of the award-winning weekly podcast EconTalk, Roberts has written several economics novels and is a frequent commentator on National Public Radio.

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