December 1, 2010
God, Capitalism And You
A Washington DC Event With Senior Fellow Jay Richards
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Senior fellow Jay Richards will be speaking at an event hosted by the Family Research Council
on Wednesday, December 1st, at 12:00pm ET
in their offices at:
Family Research Council
801 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
To attend the event in person or to view it via a live webcast, register for the event here.
In recent years, many religious, family-oriented Americans have begun to abandon the cause of free market capitalism, while many fiscal conservatives have called on conservatives to abandon "social issues" involving marriage and family. But this is a mistake. The moral case for capitalism has never been stronger and more important. At the same time, preserving traditional institutions such as marriage and the family are vital, in the long run, to preserving our economic freedom.
Jay Richards is a Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute and a Contributing Editor of The American at the American Enterprise Institute. In recent years he has been a Visiting Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, and a Research Fellow and Director of Acton Media at the Acton Institute.
He has written many academic articles, books, and popular essays on a wide variety of subjects. His most recent book is Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem (HarperOne, May 2009).
Richards is also executive producer of several documentaries, including The Call of the Entrepreneur, The Birth of Freedom, and Effective Stewardship (Acton Media and Zondervan, 2009). He has been featured in several television-broadcast documentaries, including The Call of the Entrepreneur, The Case for a Creator, The Wonder of Soil, and The Privileged Planet, based on his book, The Privileged Planet, with astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez.
He has a B.A. with majors in Political Science and Religion, an M.Div. (Master of Divinity) and a Th.M. (Master of Theology), and a Ph.D. (with honors) in philosophy and theology from Princeton Theological Seminary.
His work has been covered in publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post (news and editorial), Wall Street Journal; he has appeared on many national radio and TV programs, including Larry King Live; and he has lectured worldwide on a variety of subjects, including to Members of the US Congress.