Does Homo Economicus Have Attachment Disorder?

March 11, 2016 (5:30pm - 7:00pm)
Keane Auditorium, McGivney Hall

On Friday, March 11, at 5:30 p.m., economist Jennifer Roback Morse, founder of the Ruth Institute, will join us for a conversation on economics and the family entitled "Does Homo economicus Have  Attachment Disorder?.  This event is co-sponsored with the CUA chapter of the Anscombe Society.

The economists' view of the human person is wide spread, even among non-economists. Rational, calculating economic man: is this a real person? And if so, is this a person we would like to associate with? Is this a person who can sustain a civil society?

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, economist, author, foundress and mother, raised these questions in her 2001 book, Love and Economics. In this talk, she will discuss the reception and impact of that book 15 years on. And she will talk about the relationship between family life, homo economicus, and the long term sustainability of the free society.

 

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