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In this episode, we’re bringing you another conversation from our recent Poverty Cure Summit.

The Poverty Cure Summit provided an opportunity for participants to listen to scholars, human service providers, and practitioners address the most critical issues we face today which can either exacerbate or alleviate poverty. These speakers discussed the legal, economic, social, and technological issues pertaining to both domestic and global poverty. Rooted in foundational principles of anthropology, politics, natural law, and economics, participants had the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the root causes of poverty and identify practical means to reduce it and promote human flourishing.

In this conversation, moderator Scot Bertram talks with Anne Rathbone Bradley, the George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education and the academic director at The Fund for American Studies, and Iain Murray, vice president for strategy and senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and author of the recent book, “The Socialist Temptation.” They discuss the reasons why socialism is not an effective method for reducing poverty and helping the poor regain their dignity. 

Highlighting the inconsistencies in thought that prevent it from ever working in practice, the panel addresses why socialism seems to be an attractive option to some young Americans and how economic freedom can point the way toward a more prosperous country for all.

Anne Rathbone Bradley - The Fund for American Studies

Iain Murray - Competitive Enterprise Institute

Scot Bertram - Hillsdale College

The Socialist Temptation - Iain Murray

Anne Rathbone Bradley on eliminating poverty through economic freedom - Acton Line

Anne Rathbone Bradley on why Christians must support economic freedom - Acton Lecture Series

The socialist temptation with Iain Murray - Acton Line

Poverty Cure Summit

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