Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: The Great Debate: Markets and Morality

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Chicago Ideas Week is coming back once again, and the third time around we’re all hopefully more savvy about the event and what it offers. But nobody’s an expert, and nobody can possibly be expected to catch everything they’d want at the annual gathering of minds from multiple disciplines all over our city from Oct. 14 through Oct. 20. Here's some help.

The event: The Great Debate: Markets and Morality. This event takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Morningstar. You can buy tickets for $15.

Who is speaking: Yaron Brook, executive director of The Ayn Rand Institute.

Why you should care: Brook will argue that capitalism is the epitome of morality in the economic and political spheres. His opponent will respectfully disagree. Sometimes it's good to dive into the philosophy and ethics of business to learn where you stand and what direction you want your company to take. This debate will provide ample opportunity for that.

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