"Do Markets Corrupt Our Morals?" Book Panel

05.19.2021 - By Hayek Program Podcast

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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we'll hear a book panel discussion on "Do Markets Corrupt Our Morals?" written by Virgil Henry Storr and Ginny Seung Choi. This book explores whether or not engaging in market activities is morally corrupting. Storr and Choi demonstrate that people in market societies are wealthier, healthier, happier and better connected than those in societies where markets are more restricted. More provocatively, they explain that successful markets require and produce virtuous participants. Ginny Choi presents the book's main argument and is joined by three panelists — Brianne Wolf, Assistant Professor of Political Theory at James Madison College at Michigan State University; Rosemarie Fike, Instructor of Economics at Texas Christian University; and Chad van Schoelandt, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Tulane University. The panel is moderated by Peter Boettke.

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