Capitalism & Morality 2015 Livestream (Afternoon) With Jayant Bhandari

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Governments are made up of three kinds of people: sociopaths, crooks, and those who are after an easy life. Once in a while, well-meaning youth enter the government, hoping to usher in a change. Soon, such an individual, realizes that he has ended up working with those who lack ethics, are manipulative, devoid of any sense of risk-taking, and passionless.

Having learnt his lesson, he either leaves his job, or most likely succumbs to the organizational pressures that slowly and subliminally teach him devious methods. He soon forgets that he had joined the government to contribute. Instead, he starts rationalizing his existence and sacrifices his soul and rationality for what he feels is a risk-free job.

The government is merely the visible aspect of the state. “A state is a disease living in the minds of its victims. It is only there, in the battleground of the mind, that a state is to be truly and totally vanquished.”

It is our collective hatred, envy, lack of integrity, and irrationality that feeds and nurtures the state. Only free individuals can make a free society.

Program (Saturday, 1 August 2015):

· 1:20 to 2:20pm: “Confused, Conflated & Misused,” by Doug Casey
Mr Casey, founder of Casey Research, is one of the most sought after speakers. He has written two New York Times bestsellers, including “Crisis Investing,” which was #1 for 19 weeks. He frequently contributes to LewRockwell.com and the Liberty. He has recently published two new books, “Totally Incorrect” and “Right on the money.”

· 2:20 to 2:50pm: “Magna Carta: 800 Years of Myth,” by Adrian Day
Mr Day is considered a pioneer in promoting the benefits of global investing in the US. A native of London, after graduating with honors from the London School of Economics, Mr. Day spent many years as a financial investment writer, where he gained a large following for his expertise in searching out unusual investment opportunities around the world. He has also authored three books: “International Investment Opportunities: How and Where to Invest Overseas Successfully”, “Investing Without Borders”, and his latest book, “Investing in Resources: How to Profit from the Outsized Potential and Avoid the Risks.”

· 2:50 to 3:10pm: “The Foundation of Liberty,” by Anat van Eeden
Ms Van Eeden will explore the true foundation of liberty.

· 3:30 to 4:15pm: “Living a life of promoting liberty and how I affect change in my students,” by Dr Walter Block
Dr Block is Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Chair in Economics and Professor of Economics at Loyola University New Orleans and Senior Fellow with the Ludwig von Mises Institute, USA. He has written many books, best known among which is perhaps “Defending the Undefendable”. Others include: “Lexicon of Economic Thought”, “Economic Freedom of the World, 1975-1995”; “Rent Control: Myths and Realities”; “Discrimination, Affirmative Action, and Equal Opportunity”; “Theology, Third Word Development and Economic Justice”; “Man, Economy, and Liberty Essays in Honor of Murray N. Rothbard”; “Religion, Economics, and Social Thought; and Economic Freedom: Toward a Theory of Measurement.”

· 4:15 to 4:45pm: “The Rise of Anarcho-Capitalism,” by Jeff Berwick
Mr Berwick is seen by many as being the face of the new generation of anarcho-capitalists. He is the founder of the popular financial and economic website, The Dollar Vigilante. He is also the host of the popular anarcho-capitalist podcast, Anarchast and founder of the world’s largest anarcho-capitalist conference, Anarchapulco. In this talk he’ll discuss human action and how anarcho-capitalism is about to explode globally.

· 4:45 to 5:15pm: “Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain (PIGS): Culture—not debts—is the problem,” by Jayant Bhandari
Jayant is a contributing editor of the Liberty magazine and has written for the Mises Institute, the Mises Institute (Canada), Casey Research, Le Québécois Libre, Sprott’s Thoughts, LewRockwell.com, etc.

· 5:15 to 5:30pm: Albert Lu to Interview Walter Block

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