Anyone catch Herb Gintis last night? I saw the majority of the Sociology department there and thought he gave an interesting lecture. One point he tried to make was that capitalism makes people more fair. He also said modern market economies are strong promoters of freedom, dignity, tolerance and democracy. I thought it was interesting that he was a Marxist for years and now seems to be on the “other team” with views that seem to be totally opposite of what Marx would have thought.
I really wasn’t able to follow his arguments on why though. Was anyone there who better understood and could clarify?