CSU, Chico News

Ethics Forum: Economics, Ethics and the Good Society, Sept. 22

Date: 10-21-2010

Kathleen McPartland
Robert Jones, Philosophy

The Center for Applied and Professional Ethics (CAPE) is presenting its first fall forum this Wednesday, Sept. 22. Michael Perelman, professor of economics at California State University, Chico, will speak on “Economics, Ethics and the Good Society” in PAC 134 at 7:30 p.m.

Perelman is the recipient of the 2010 award for Outstanding Achievement in Political Economy of the 21st Century from the World Association of Political Economy. In this talk, Perelman will explore economic theory’s curious relationship with society and ethics.

Perelman has authored 19 books, including “The Confiscation of American Prosperity,” “The Perverse Economy,” and his new book, “The Invisible Handcuffs: How Market Tyranny Stifles the Economy by Stunting Labor.”

Perelman received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1971. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Paris and at Stanford University. His work has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Serbian and Japanese.

The talk is free and open to the public.

For more information, view the CAPE announcement at http://www.csuchico.edu/cape/announcements/economics_ethics_good_society.shtml