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Judaism and the Market Economy (Engage the Speaker AU2021)

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Engage the Speaker Session for “Judaism and the Market Economy” (AU2021). Original Lecture description below. Judaism too is often enlisted in attempts to depict free market economics as exploitative, unjust, or a wrong requiring correction. Many frequently speak of Judaism as either opposed to market forces, or as seeking a balance between “capitalism” and “socialism.”

Artificial Intelligence, Religion, and Anthropology

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Artificial intelligence and machine learning brings great promise. But what is artificial intelligence, and how does machine learning differ from human learning? How does religious faith inform our approach to artificial intelligence? What are we to make of transhumanist claims of a merger of humans and machines? This panel examines AI, religion, and anthropology.

Religious Liberty

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Religious liberty is increasingly under attack—both globally and even in the United States. This panel addresses why religious liberty is such fundamental human right, explores religious persecution across the globe, and examines recent efforts in the United States to reduce religious liberty as a mere “right to worship” within the confines of a church rather

Protecting Freedom: Constitutional Collaboration of Church and State

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How is faith reconciled with the formation of a civil government? This panel looks at human history and religious justification for constitutional government and the necessity of collaboration between religious institutions and the state. Humans need religion in order to flourish. Religious institutions are also necessary components of a civl society and recovering from a

Reflections on Poverty and Economics with Russ Roberts

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Economists use a variety of tools to evaluate poverty and propose policy responses—typically with mixed results. In this interview, join award-winning EconTalk Podcast founder Russ Roberts as he reflects upon topics such as how the economics profession has addressed poverty, the importance of work as a means of fulfillment, and the virtue of charity as

Judaism and the Market Economy – Engage the Speaker

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Judaism too is often enlisted in attempts to depict free market economics as exploitative, unjust, or a wrong requiring correction. Many frequently speak of Judaism as either opposed to market forces, or as seeking a balance between “capitalism” and “socialism.” This class will closely examine an array of mainstream Jewish sources pertaining to economic life,

Judaism and the Market Economy

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Judaism too is often enlisted in attempts to depict free market economics as exploitative, unjust, or a wrong requiring correction. Many frequently speak of Judaism as either opposed to market forces, or as seeking a balance between “capitalism” and “socialism.” This class will closely examine an array of mainstream Jewish sources pertaining to economic life,