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Morals and Markets

Morals and Markets

Mar 25
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5 PM PT / 8 PM ET
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Join The Atlas Society for our newest addition to our college student programming lineup, our Senior Scholar, Dr. Richard Salsman’s, popular Moral and Markets for Thursday, March 25th at 5:00 PM PT / 8 PM ET. Morals and Markets is a 90-minute webinar exploring the intersections between ethics, politics, economics, and markets. Occurring on the fourth Thursday of each month, a few readings are included in advance of each session; the sessions begin with Dr. Salsman’s opening comments, followed by participants’ questions, comments, and debates. Dr. Salsman emphasizes the ideas and interpretations of novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand and her philosophy of Objectivism, including open-ended interpretations by her successors, but webinar participants need not be familiar with (nor endorse) those ideas; moreover, the webinar incorporates relevant ideas from all types of important and influential philosophers, legal theorists, political economists, business executives, and politicians.


Morals and Markets is geared to matriculating college students and welcomes recent graduates and serious high school students. To join the e-list, contact The Atlas Society’s Student Program Manager, Emily Brown at Emily@atlassociety.org. Include the college you attend, your major, and your year of graduation. If you know friends, classmates, or colleagues who might be interested in joining this webinar, please let us know.


Session #1: PPE: The Encouraging Spread of Academic Programs in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Until recently, the social sciences in academic - philosophy, politics, and economics - have existed in narrowly-specialized silos, detached from each other (and from reality). Thankfully, in recent decades an interdisciplinary approach has evolved, in the form of "PPE" programs, with studies that conform far better to the real world. The best and brightest students are drawn tothis integrated, non-paritsan approach and profit by it. In this webinar, Dr. Salsman, who teaches in Duke's PPE program, discusses the origins, content, spread, and future of these programs.

Suggested Readings/Sources:      

Duke’s PPE Program

PPE Network

PPE Society

IHS PPE Video Series

PPE (Wikipedia)

PPE Oxford

100 Years of PPE at Oxford

“Why PPE?”