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Video: Rev. Robert Sirico and R. R. Reno debate the merits of the free market

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Free market economics is a subject worth repeatedly visiting, to examine its merits and question its possible drawbacks. The idea of free markets has recently come under fire by some conservative thinkers, including editor of First Things magazine, R. R. Reno, prompting a response in defense of free markets from Rev. Robert Sirico, co-founder and president of the Acton Institute.

On November 7 and 8, Reno and Sirico were given the chance to discuss and defend their position on free markets. The first debate took place at The King’s College and the second at Villanova University. You can find both debates below:

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Caroline Roberts Caroline Roberts is a managing editor at the Acton Institute and produces Acton's weekly podcast, Acton Line.