Is Capitalism Worth Saving?
A Discussion on the Cultural Case for Free Enterprise

NOTE: This event is co-sponsored by the Acton Institute and will be held in Grand Rapids, MI.

The economic events of the past year have raised several significant questions. Is our current situation a failure of capitalism? Does a free enterprise system shortchange the poor and middle class? Is capitalism worth saving? As government decision-makers stand ready to replace private citizens and free-markets as the drivers of the economy, Americans must decide which system can best promote and ensure their values and ideals.

To answer these questions at this joint American Enterprise Institute and Acton Institute event, AEI president Arthur Brooks will provide an overview of the new culture war developing in America over free enterprise and describe the choice Americans must face. Acton Institute president Father Robert Sirico will discuss the moral case for free enterprise and entrepreneurship. The event will conclude with a panel describing how capitalism not only creates wealth for everyone, including the poor, but also inspires and requires virtue among both producers and consumers. Question and answer sessions will follow discussions.

Please register online at www.acton.org or www.aei.org/acton. For more information, please contact Erin Hoekstra (202.862.7172; [email protected]).

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