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Bourgeois Dignity: How we got rich and everyone else will too

Start Wednesday, August 20, 2014 6:00 PM

End Wednesday, August 20, 2014 9:00 PM

FEE partner event: Tune in live on August 20th at 6:00 PM CDT to see economist and historian Deirdre McCloskey discuss why the explosion of widespread wealth in the West was the result of changes in rhetoric about markets and free enterprise. This event is being held by Illinois Policy.

About Illinois Policy: Illinois Policy is an independent research and education organization generating public policy solutions aimed at promoting personal freedom and prosperity in Illinois. To learn more about our work please visit illinoispolicy.org

 

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Contact Justin Hegy at 312.346.5700 or jhegy@illinoispolicy.org

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