Is Religion Rational? The Economics of Faith is the title of a debate to be held between my colleagues Larry Iannaconne and Bryan Caplan. The debate will be on Wed. Nov. 16, 6:30 pm in the front ballroom of Student Union Building II at George Mason University-Fairfax. The debate is free and open to the public. I think it is going to be a great debate (I will moderate). Among the sorts of things to be discussed are:
Is religion rational, irrational, or distinct from rationality? What does economics have to say about religion? Why is religion demanded and supplied? What effect does religion have on economic, social and political outcomes? How does an understanding of religion affect our understanding of economics and politics?