For those of you in the vicinity of T. S. Eliot’s home town, FPR editor-at-large Allan Carlson will be speaking at Washington University in St. Louis on Thursday, October 15. The lecture is free.

Here are the details:

Date:  Thursday, October 15, 2009

Time:   7:00–8:00 p.m.

Location: Wilson Hall, Room 214 (campus map: http://www.wustl.edu/tour/danforth2/)

For directions or more info e-mail Ian at thewashingtonwitness@gmail.com.

And here is the talk description—obviously, this is an FPR kind of gig:

Capitalism or Socialism. Big Business or Big Government. Billionaires or Bureaucrats. These are the only alternatives—right? One or the other, or at best splitting the difference, with a little socialism, a little capitalism?

NO!

There is a “third” way—in fact, many third ways. Allan Carlson, founder of the Howard Center and a historian of economic thought, is coming to campus to tell us about the men and women who have tried to build systems that fall outside the rigid boundaries of left and right, and instead have been for the little guy.

Does it make sense? Can it work? How?

Come and find out!

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