Harry Frazier Hall, College of Business, BS 106 (PNC/Horn Auditorium)

Americans are of two minds about money. They love rags-to-riches stories and stories of rich people being cut down. They obsess over rich celebrities but also think rich people are unethical. They want to be rich but feel ashamed of crass materialism. In this talk, Jason Brennan defends the pursuit of filthy lucre. He argues that money indeed makes our lives better, that making money is a noble rather than vicious pursuit, and that, while we have some obligation to 'give back' through philanthropy, most of us already give back far more through our productive work than we ever will through donations. It's OK to want to be rich and OK to keep most of what you make.


Speaker Jason Brennan is the Flanagan Family Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. He is the author of 16 books, including Democracy: A Guided Tour, Against Democracy, and The Ethics of Voting.


Join us for the second event in the Menard Family Lecture Series. This program is free and open to all students, faculty, staff, and the community. It is CARDINAL FLIGHT APPROVED for College of Business students. Free pizza for attendees. 

*All University of Louisville College of Business programs are open to all eligible faculty, staff, and students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.


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