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Why Culture Matters Most

When Thursday, January 17, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Eaton Humanities, Room 250
For Public; Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni

The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy presents: While human flourishing requires the general prosperity that comes from a free market system and it requires freedom that depends upon democratic institutions, there is a danger of redistributive and regulatory favoritism that undermines trust in the system generally. This can lead to political tribalism that is shown to reduce trust in the democratic system. This tension has implications for social, political, and economic development. How can cultural beliefs build trust in institutions? What implications are there for the family, religion, government, and the stability of western free market democracies?

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Sponsored By Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy
Speakers David C. Rose Rose is Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia. He has published scholarly articles on a wide range of topics in economics, including behavioral eco