The Foundations of a Free Society
The conference examined the political economy foundations of a free society, beginning with the basic economic underpinnings of a free society. We explored the Anglo-American and French Enlightenment philosophical foundations of classical liberalism; the resulting adoption of common law in England and civil law in Western Europe; and the institutionalization of classical liberalism and French Enlightenment, via common law and civil code, into Anglo-American and Western European capitalism.
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