Prof. John Tomasi on 'Free Market Fairness'

Speaker: John Tomasi, professor of political science at Brown University

Date: Thursday 3 May 2012

Time: 06:30pm - 08:30pm

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Location: St Stephen's Club, 34 Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H 9AB

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John Tomasi will be talking about his new book, Free Market Fairness, in which he argues that libertarians can and should care about social justice. Drawing simultaneously on moral insights from defenders of economic liberty such as F. A. Hayek and advocates of social justice such as John Rawls, Tomasi presents a new theory of liberal justice. This theory, free market fairness, is committed to both limited government and the material betterment of the poor. Provocative and vigorously argued, Free Market Fairness offers a bold new way of thinking about politics, economics, and justice--one that will challenge readers on both the left and right.

John Tomasi is professor of political science at Brown University, where he is also the founder and director of Brown's Political Theory Project. Tomasi holds degrees in political philosophy from the University of Oxford and the University of Arizona. He has held visiting fellowships and positions at Princeton, Harvard, and Stanford universities, and at the Freedom Center at the University of Arizona. He is the author of Liberalism Beyond Justice (Princeton).

Please note that the venue for this event has been moved to St Stephen's Club, 34 Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H 9AB.

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