“Socialist Ends and Market Means?” Webinar

Understood as state or collective ownership of the means of production, socialism seems entirely incompatible with a commitment to markets. But there’s an older, more inclusive understanding of socialism in accordance with which socialism and markets aren’t at odds at all and markets provide active means to achieving socialist goals. In this webinar with Gary Chartier, facilitated by South Asia Students for Liberty, we’ll discuss that older understanding, especially exemplified in the work of the great 19th century radical Benjamin Tucker

About the Speaker : 

Gary Chartier (JD, UCLA; PhD, LLD, Cambridge) is a philosopher, legal scholar, teacher coach, speaker, writer, and consultant. He seeks to integrate insights from multiple disciplines in ways that will enrich individual lives and relationships as well as institutional practices.

Gary is a Distinguished Professor of Law and Business Eth­ics and Associate Dean of the Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business at La Sierra University. He is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of seventeen current or forthcoming books, including A Good Life in the Market (American Institute for Economic Research 2019), Public Practice, Private Law (Cambridge 2016), and Flourishing Lives (Cambridge 2019). His byline has appeared over forty times in journals including the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Legal Theory, and Law and Philosophy. The University of Cambridge presented him with an earned LLD in 2015 for his work in legal philosophy. (Awarded for publications making an “important and original contribution” to scholarship and qualifying the recipient “as an authority,” this degree reflects achievement “very substantially higher than that required for the Ph.D.”)

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