“Capitalism: Not Guilty as Charged” will be discussed by Thomas Woods, a renowned American historian and political analyst, at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 5 in room 100, Henderson Learning Resources Center, Washburn campus. The event is open to the public.
The aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008 left everyone in crisis, from job losses to loss in their savings. Everyone jumped to the conclusion that capitalism is the problem. However, according to Woods, it is not capitalism that led us into this mess; it is rather, crony capitalism. Crony capitalism has affected most of the concepts of the free market, for it has forced government to businesses, and when that happens, everyone loses.
Woods, who considers himself a libertarian, has published 11 books on the subjects of American history, contemporary politics and economics.
Washburn Student Government Association, Washburn School of Business and Young Americans for Liberty are sponsoring the event.
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Dmitri Nizovtsev, associate professor, economics and international studies coordinator, School of Business, 785-670-1599
Amanda Hughes, university relations, 785-670-2153