Announcing the 2021-2022 COMPAS Program: Markets and the Open Society

April 12, 2021

Announcing the 2021-2022 COMPAS Program: Markets and the Open Society

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Markets and the Open Society
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CEHV's 2021-2022 COMPAS Program will be on the theme Markets and the Open Society.

Markets have many benefits for an open society. As engines of economic growth, markets extend the frontiers of human well-being. As sites of innovation, markets expand the bounds of human capabilities. As a non-coercive means of coordinating behavior, markets diminish the threat of tyranny.

However, markets also pose challenges for an open society. The concentration of economic power threatens to restrict individual opportunity, stifle innovation, and distort public discourse. A one-sided emphasis on economic growth and material gain threatens to limit our moral horizons and degrade the natural environment. The extension of markets into areas like education, health care, and criminal justice threatens to undermine the distinct ends that those institutions are designed to promote.

Read more here and stay tuned for event announcements!