Visiting Speaker Explores 'The Catholic Case for Free Markets'

January 9, 2013

Author and visiting speaker Jeffrey Tucker will explain how Catholic social thought is related to economics, in particular as it pertains to the competing moral claims of socialists and free-market advocates, at Peace on Earth: The Catholic Case for Free Markets on Friday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., in Mellon Hall’s Laura Falk Lecture Hall.

According to Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, Catholic social thought, as it pertains to free markets, recognizes the centrality of free will and free will’s role in moral action. Davies pointed out that Tucker—the executive editor of Laissez Faire Books, an online bookseller devoted to works that espouse a free-market perspective, as well as an economist, author and convert to the Catholic faith—has the proper credentials to probe the subject.

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