Capitalism and the Family


In this lecture, Steven Horwitz will provide a history of the family as a social institution and argue that capitalism/classical liberalism and the wealth that it created were fundamental in transforming the family from an economic institution that was not good for women and kids to the predominantly emotion/affection-based institution we have today. The talk focuses on how markets liberated women and changed childhood for the better. It also includes brief discussions of divorce and same-sex marriage.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
MU 202 Alumni Lounge

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