Becoming Europe: Dr. Samuel Gregg at AMU

The ISI Society at Ave Maria University invited Samuel Gregg to speak to students on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
Dr. Samuel Gregg is director of research at the Acton Institute and has written extensively on questions of political economy, economic history, ethics in finance, and natural law theory. His talk was entitled: “Becoming Europe: Cultural and Economic trends in the United States.” Gregg published the book Becoming Europe in January 2013.
Gregg began his lecture at AMU by speaking about what is happening in Europe today—why it is now the “sick man of the global economy.”  What we’re witnessing in Europe, he said, is not an ordinary recession, but “very much the crack-up of an entire way of organizing economic life.”
He went on to show, as his title would suggest, how some of the same trends in Europe have started to manifest themselves in the United States over the last six years. Increasingly like Europe, the U.S. is saddled with enormous debt, high unemployment rates, low economic growth, an overburdened welfare system, high taxation, government overreach, and so forth. Click Here to Read More