It's Good to be Rich: How Liberalism Works for the Benefit of the World

Deirdre McCloskey

October 24, 2019 | 7 p.m.

Jamrich Hall 1100

Lecture followed by Q&A. Admission is free, light refreshments. Students, faculty, administration and staff, campus and local community welcome.

Please join us when we host award-winning economist, historian, and transgender activist Deirdre McCloskey for a discussion of McCloskey’s new book: “Why Liberalism Works: How True Liberal Values Produce a Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World For All.”

McCloskey’s new book is an insightful and passionately written book explaining why a return to Enlightenment ideals is good for the world.

The greatest challenges facing humankind, according to McCloskey, are poverty and tyranny, both of which hold people back. Arguing for a return to true liberal values, this engaging and accessible book develops, defends, and demonstrates how embracing the ideas first espoused by eighteenth-century philosophers like Locke, Smith, Voltaire, and Wollstonecraft is good for everyone.