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Debates

 

"Is Capitalism Moral?"

A debate between Jim Wallis, founder and president of Sojourners, and Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute

 

Watch videos from the debate
(produced by Values & Capitalism, a project of the American Enterprise Institute)

 



Peter Greer, Moderator


Arthur Brooks


Jim Wallace



 

Nov. 9, 2011, 7 p.m. Brubaker Auditorium, Eisenhower Campus Center

 

Jim Wallis / Arthur Brooks

 

Arthur Brooks is the president of American Enterprise Institute. He is the author of eight books and many articles on topics ranging from the economics of the arts to applied mathematics. His most recent books include "The Battle: How the Fight Between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America's Future"; "Gross National Happiness"; Social Entrepreneurship"; and "Who Really Cares?" Before pursuing his work in public policy, Brooks spent 12 years as a professional French hornist
with the City Orchestra of Barcelona and other ensembles.

 

Jim Wallis is a best-selling author, public theologian, speaker and international commentator on ethics and public life. His latest book is "Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street — A Moral Compass for the New Economy." His two previous books "The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith & Politics in a Post–Religious Right America" and "God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It" were both New York Times best-sellers. He is president and CEO of Sojourners where he is editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine.

 

Moderated by Peter Greer, president and CEO of HOPE International

Admission is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required. Please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036.

Book signing and dessert reception to follow in commons area of the Eisenhower Campus Center.

For more information, contact Lili Hagenbuch at 717-766-2511, ext. 7099 or LHagenbuch@messiah.edu
Sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute and the Messiah College Honors Program.