September 2021: Slavery in Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations"
Unlike some of his contemporaries, Smith was against slavery. Join us to read Smith’s full discussion of slavery from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, plus short selections of his comments on slavery from The Theory of Moral Sentiments and from student notes on his Lectures on Jurisprudence.
October VRG: Economics and Liberty in Cory Doctorow’s Dystopias, with Renee Wilmeth
Author Cory Doctorow sets his science fiction set in a future we could be living in today. Populated with new – and sometimes nightmarish – technology, Doctorow’s worlds mimic reality, and in some cases, have become reality.