Philosophy

Philosophy Talk welcomes former Senator Russ Feingold tonight

Russ Feingold

Philosophy Talk—the Stanford-based "program that questions everything...except your intelligence"—welcomes former Senator Russ Feingold to Cubberley Auditorium this evening. Feingold will join hosts and Philosophy Professors John Perry and Ken Taylor in a discussion about corporations and the future of democracy.

From the Philosophy Talk site:

The US prides itself on the strength of its democratic institutions and considers itself a leader in the promotion of democratic values around the globe. But can we consistently maintain this self-image in the face of the growing power of corporations? How are capitalism and globalization subverting the interests of democracy at home and abroad? Does the problem stem from fundamental inconsistencies between global capitalism and national democracy? Can regulations provide a solution, and if so, who has the authority to create and enforce these regulations?

Russell Feingold, the former US senator from Wisconsin, is founder of Progressives United and author of While America Sleeps: A Wake-up Call for the Post-9/11 Era. He is also the Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor at the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University.

The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 15, 2012, at 7:00 pm
Cubberley Auditorium


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