Grand Polemics Art of Mind Meeting #12

The Battle of the Economic Systems

February 24, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tristan Lauber Studio 4848A ave. du Parc, Montreal, qc H2V 4E6
Moderator: Geoff Brown
Evaluator: Geoff Brown

The Battle of the Economic Systems

Although they can sometimes be abstract and complex, a society's economic system has a real and significant impact on the well-being of its members. Economic systems organize how resources get allocated: who will be wealthy, who will be poor, and who gets to make important decisions about wealth distribution. They also indirectly influence our moral perception of wealth. do we admire the wealthy for their achievements or disdain them for their greed? Do we respect the dignity of the poor or admonish them for their situation? Capitalism, socialism, communism, another? Which economic system is most conducive to producing the kind of society that we want to live in? What are the moral values or ethical principles that underlie our beliefs about economics?

Agenda

Arrival
5 min 6:00pm - 6:05pm
Business Session
Geoff Brown 5 min 6:05pm - 6:10pm
Discussion
The Battle of the Economic Systems
Geoff Brown 95 min 6:10pm - 7:45pm
Review
Geoff Brown 10 min 7:45pm - 7:55pm
Closing Words
Geoff Brown 5 min 7:55pm - 8:00pm
Agenda PDF