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"The Capitalist Foundations of America"

Point of Law's favorite Yale Law professor, George Priest, will deliver the May 2007 Bradley Lecture at AEI on May 14:

Currently dominant histories of the founding of America�by Gordon Wood and Bernard Bailyn, for example�emphasize the religious and democratic origins of the United States, adjusted for the history of slavery. This lecture will attempt to shift that emphasis by focusing on the economic basis of the founding of the North American colonies; the nature of colonial rule, largely directed by economic ideas; the economic forces leading up to the American Revolution; the economic ideas informing the Constitution; and the establishment of the framework for a market economy in the United States.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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