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Lecture by David Friedman
Organization: Saint Vincent College
Description: The Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will host David Friedman at 7:30 p.m. March 13 in the Fred M. Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College. Friedman’s talk is entitled “Market Failure: An Argument Both For and Against Government.”

Friedman is an academic economist with a doctorate in physics, recently retired from spending the past 23 years teaching in a law school. His first book, “The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism,” was published in 1973 and includes a description of how a society with property rights and without government might function. There as elsewhere, he offers a consequentialist defense of libertarianism. His most recent non-fiction book, “Future Imperfect: Technology and Freedom in an Uncertain World,” examines the implications of a variety of technological revolutions that might happen over the next few decades. His current book project, not yet published, is “Legal Systems Very Different from Ours,” covering systems from Periclean Athens through modern Amish and Romany. He is also the author of two novels, one commercially published and one self-published, and, with his wife, a self-published medieval and Renaissance cookbook and a larger self-published book related to their hobby of historical recreation.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Center for Political and Economic Thought at Saint Vincent College by writing to Mary Beth McConahey at

Location: Fred M. Rogers Center at SVC, Latrobe

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