Andrew Bernstein

Andrew Bernstein

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Andrew Bernstein talked about his book, The Capitalist Manifesto: The Historic, Economic and Philosophic Case for Laissez-Faire, published by University Press of America.

He discusses the benefits of laissez-faire capitalism and gives an overview of the advancements created within capitalist societies.

He argues that, unlike fascism and socialism, capitalism is beneficial because it embraces the idea that individual rights are paramount.

During his presentation, Professor Bernstein discussed the work of Ayn Rand, John Locke, and a number of other social philosophers.

He also defends against critics of the late 19th Century industrialists widely referred to as “robber barons.”

Following his remarks, he responded to questions and comments from members of the audience.

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