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October 8, 2014

John Komlos, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Munich; Visiting Professor of Economics, Duke University 

This lecture takes a critical look at some assumptions undergirding our free market system. How can capitalism help the 45 million people living in poverty and the 20 million people underemployed in the United States alone? This presentation advocates a new perspective on economics that would provide the basis for a just socio-economic system, ensure a fair distribution of income, care about the environment, and not be indifferent to the welfare of future generations.

TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

All Humanities in Action events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

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