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Bradley Prize Winner to Speak on “Can Innovation and Growth Survive the Entitlement State?”

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Richard A. Epstein, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of Chicago Law School and winner of the 2011 Bradley Prize, will examine “Can Innovation and Growth Survive the Entitlement State?” at the Bradley Distinguished Lecture Series on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.  The luncheon event takes place from 12 noon-1:30 p.m. at the University Club, 924 East Wells Street.

The Bradley Series is sponsored by the Lubar School of Business and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.

As societies face choices on whether to make the social pie bigger or its slices more equal, posits Dr. Epstein, the great challenge is to find the right balance between these two. In the United States and the European Union, the balance seems to have gone out of kilter, as low rates of growth and high levels of unemployment seem to have become the new normal. In this lecture, Dr. Epstein will examine the changes in legal arrangements and social theory that have driven this imbalance, with special attention to some of the major issues of our time in the United States, including government regulation, taxation, employment, health care, and intellectual property.

Richard A. Epstein is the inaugural Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University Law School; the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution, and the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law and Senior Lecturer, the University of Chicago. He was a winner of the Bradley Prize in 2011, and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1985.

The registration fee for the event is $40.  For more information or to register, contact Debbie Roy at the Lubar School of Business, 414/229-3824 or royd@uwm.edu.