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"Abundance Without Attachment," Arthur Brooks, Harvard Kennedy School

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"Abundance Without Attachment," Arthur Brooks, Harvard Kennedy School

Arthur Brooks, former president of AEI, discusses capitalism - a force for good or encouraging greed? Both? Co-sponsored by the Political Economy Project & Rockefeller Center.

Monday, September 23, 2019
Silsby 28
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Is capitalism a great blessing and a fundamental force for good? Or does it encourage greed? The truth is that both perspectives are onto something. Free enterprise has lifted billions out of poverty worldwide. But while we fight for prosperity at home and around the world, we must defend against materialism in our own hearts.

Arthur C. Brooks is Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and an Arthur C. Patterson Faculty Fellow at the Harvard Business School. Before joining the Harvard faculty, he served for ten years as president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a public policy think tank in Washington, DC. Brooks is the author of 11 books, including the national bestsellers “Love Your Enemies” (2019), “The Conservative Heart” (2015), and “The Road to Freedom” (2012). He is a columnist for the Washington Post, host of the podcast The Arthur Brooks Show, and subject of the 2019 documentary film “The Pursuit.” He gives more than 100 speeches per year around the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

Previously, Dr. Brooks was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government at Syracuse University, where he taught economics and social entrepreneurship. Prior to his work in academia and public policy, he spent 12 years as a classical musician in the United States and Spain. Dr. Brooks holds a Ph.D. and an M.Phil. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He also holds an M.A. in economics from Florida Atlantic University and a B.A. in economics from Thomas Edison State College.


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