In October we explored economic pluralism (https://www.meetup.com/londonphilosophers/events/234731498/). This time we'll hear and pull apart the moral argument for capitalism; specifically, objectivism.
With the current state of politics, lively small group debate is an effective way to shape your own stance - or find your own views evolve.
Dr. Andrew Bernstein (http://andrewbernstein.net) will lay down the argument with his talk "The Moral Basis of Capitalism".
He is a proponent of Ayn Rand's Objectivism, an author, and a professor of philosophy.
Relevant to this talk, you can check out his book: The Capitalist Manifesto (http://amzn.to/2kaAVkK).
6:30 - Doors open (to the lovely Tea House Theatre**, 4 mins from Vauxhall Station)
7:00 - Talk: "The Moral Basis For Capitalism"
7:40 - Q&A (the question with the most interest will be what we debate after the break)
8:00 - Break (tea, cake and booze are available)
8:20 - Group debate (we'll break into groups of six or so)
9:00 - End (there's a pub 30 seconds away if you want to continue your conversations)
**We'll have the place to ourselves - it can fit 60 of us
This talk opens by doing what is rarely done in political discourse: It provides rigorous definitions of such key concepts as capitalism, socialism, mixed economy, and others.
See some of you there!