University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, Room: KOL-E-18
Start at 6:30 p.m. (arrive from 6 p.m.)
In capitalism, war is the continuation of corporate competition by other means, claim socialists. There is a direct connection between capitalism, crisis and war. Liberals are convinced that the opposite is the case: crises and wars arise precisely when the state becomes too powerful and interferes too much in economic life. According to them, it is protectionist industrial policies that increase the likelihood of war: “If goods don’t cross borders, soldiers will.” (Frédéric Bastiat) So which is true? Is interventionism or a free economic system to blame for wars? What should be done to reduce the risk of wars?
Yaron Brook, President of the Ayn Rand Institute
“Capitalism and the causes of war” (lecture in English)
Followed by discussion and aperitif
This event was organised in cooperation with Students for Liberty Zurich and Students for Liberty.