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Jul 7, 1992

Jacques de Guenin on the Moral Basis for Capitalism

Jacques de Guenin is the founder and president of the Cercle Frédéric Bastiat. He is a graduate of the École des Mines in Paris and holds a Master of Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.

In this video de Guenin speaks at a meeting of the International Society for Individual Liberty in 1992. He examines the moral basis for capitalism and the foundations of ethical systems generally. de Guenin’s essential rules of conduct for the establishment of ethical systems include traits such as: freedom, responsibility, property, authenticity, and the absence of envy.