Nov 1st 2022

Jonathan Levy is a historian of economic life, with interests in the relationships among business history, political economy, legal history, and the history of ideas and culture. For this program Levy shares a response to the exhibition Fear of Property and then joins curator Karsten Lund in conversation.

This event will also be livestreamed. Please visit our website for the zoom link.

There will be lunch available for those who attend in person.

Levy’s recent book, Ages of American Capitalism: A History of the United States (Random House, 2021), is an ambitious single-volume history of the United States, which reveals how capitalism in America has evolved through four distinct ages and how the country’s economic evolution is inseparable from the nature of American life itself. His award-winning first book, Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America (Harvard, 2012), tells the story of how the modern concept of risk emerged in the U.S., becoming essential to the financial management of an inherently uncertain capitalist future.

Levy is the James Westfall Thompson Professor of U.S. History, Fundamentals, Social Thought, and the College at the University of Chicago. He is also the current Faculty Director of the Law, Letters, and Society program and a fellow of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT).

Organized in partnership with the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT).

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