With the presidential campaigns touching on equality, freedom, and the nature of American democracy but not fully exploring these ideas, the Cornell Program on Ethics and Public Life is hosting a series with visiting Scholars on "Deep Issues of the 2012 Elections: Equality, Liberty and Democracy."

This third lecture of the series, focusing on democracy and corporate welfare, is provided by David Schmidtz, Kendrick Professor of Philosophy, joint Professor of Economics, founding director of Arizona's Freedom Center, and editor of Social Philosophy and Policy.