Conservatives and classical liberals in America and elsewhere are increasingly divided around questions of political economy. After a long period in which support for market economies formed part of the right’s agenda for change, more conservatives and even some classical liberals are questioning the economic, cultural, and political implications of free markets. What does this growing division mean for the right? What does it mean for the relationship between conservatives, classical liberals, and libertarians? Is it possible to agree to disagree? Can the case for free markets be reinvigorated within American conservatism?
We are pleased that our meeting will conclude on Saturday with a special reception and film screening hosted by Liberty Fund.
An Animal That Trades is a new, five-part live action documentary film series produced by Liberty Fund, with the generous support of the John Templeton Foundation. The film explores the life, works, and contemporary relevance of Adam Smith, and was filmed on location in California, Chicago, Scotland, South Korea, India, Ethiopia, and the Philippines.