Liberty has always encountered barriers through time, regardless of the benefits it portrays to those societies that embrace it. Stephen Hicks compiles arguments against free market capitalism that have prevailed in the human mind, and explains the various aspects that support this opposition. In this first part he speaks, among other arguments, about the dog-eat-dog conception regarding the liberal economic and social systems; he also describes the different aspects in which it can be disqualified as a valid argument, due to the misconceptions and fallacies it bears with it.
On the Best Arguments Against Free Market Capitalism (Part 1) Stephen Hicks
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Stephen Hicks is professor of philosophy and executive director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship at Rockford College. He has been visiting professor of business ethics at Georgetown University, a visiting fellow at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center in Bowling Green, Ohio, and senior fellow at The Objectivist Center in New York. He is the author of Nietzsche and the Nazis, Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault, Readings for Logical Analysis, and other books. Hicks received his bachelor's and master's degrees from University of Guelph and his PhD in philosophy from Indiana University.