Thirty years ago, America was gripped by a severe, ongoing recession. Much of Europe faced persistently high unemployment and Syria’s ruler unleashed a bloody crackdown on its own people. This troubled atmosphere, which has significant echoes in today’s society, set the stage for Michael Novak’s 1982 treatise, “The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism.” His fundamental insight — that man’s economic, cultural and political identities are indivisible — continues to inspire business leaders and entrepreneurs today to view their work as a personal calling with the power to transform and serve. At this AEI event, Novak will reflect upon the moral roots of free enterprise in the context of the current political-economic landscape, and two young entrepreneurs will respond to his lecture. If you cannot attend, we welcome you to watch the event live on this page. Full video will be posted within 24 hours. More information at: http://www.aei.org/events/2012/09/27/the-joy-of-capitalism-an-evening-with-michaelnovak/.