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February 27: Discuss whether Capitalism can possibly be in the Common Good

Joe Gunnemann--expert on ethics, morality, and economics--discusses ”Capitalism for the Common Good” for the Center for Faith and Vocation at Butler University

When: Tuesday February 27 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Butler University Krannert Room, Clowes Memorial Hall

Within the reality of global capitalism and the ever increasing demand for market-driven profits, is there a place for the classic concept of capitalism as a force for social good? This exploration of capitalism will explore theological roots and challenges to the concept posed by stock markets, labor markets and consumer demands.

Speaking will be Jon Gunnemann, professor of social ethics at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. His current research focuses on theology, ethics, and the economy; and on contemporary theories of justice. Dr. Gunneman has written and lectured extensively on issues of economic ethics, and on Christian ethics and social theory.

Responding will be a marvelous local expert, Dr. Carol Johnston, associate professor of theology and culture and director of lifelong theological education at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. She writes and lectures often about faith and economics and faith and the environment.

Responding too will be Edgar Davis, an adjunct professor in the College of Business Administration at Butler University and the Butler honors program. He spent 40 years working in finance and marketing for Eli Lilly, Inc.
If this event sounds interesting, you should check out the discussion of trust and business on January 30. This issue is clearly relevant to the discussions of global climate change on January 31, February 6, and April 18.

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