Capitalism & Morality 2015 Livestream (Morning) 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):

· 8:25 to 8:30am: Introduction by Jayant Bhandari

· 8:30 to 9:30am: “Raising Children is an Act of Philosophy,” by Roslyn Ross
Ms Ross spent a decade working in behavior modification while contemplating the question: What would parenting look like in a free society? Seven-hundred books on the subject later, Ms Ross had her answer. In her own book, A Theory of Objectivist Parenting, Ms Ross shares her conclusion that our current totalitarian government is a manifestation of modern parenting and that the road to freedom starts with how we raise our children.

· 9:30 to 10:30am: “Why Ayn Rand’s Self-Esteem is Unreasonable,” by Dr Michael Edelstein
Dr Edelstein is a clinical psychologist with an in-person and telephone/Skype therapy practice. He is the award-winning author of “Three Minute Therapy”. He also wrote “Stage Fright,” “Rational Drinking” and his latest, “Therapy Breakthrough.” He trained with Dr. Albert Ellis and supervises mental health professionals in the REBT/ CBT treatment of emotional and behavioral problems. He lectures nationally and internationally, and has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows. Dr Edelstein teaches his clients to go for unconditional self-acceptance rather than high self-esteem.

· 10:55 to 11:55pm: “The Value of Being Mentored and Mentoring,” by Rick Rule
Mr Rule is one of the most successful investors anywhere. Mr Rule started his career working as a security guard at False Creek in Vancouver. He is currently the Chairman of Sprott US Holdings Inc., one of the biggest and most successful money managers in the resource sector. He is a living proof of what he loves to say, “Your biggest problem is not the state and its tyranny, but what is between your two ears.” In his talk, Mr Rule will emphasize that fulfillment comes from individual achievement, and that advances in the condition of mankind occur through voluntary rather than coercive exchanges.

· 11:55 to 12:25pm: “The Children of Galt’s Gulch,” by Roslyn Ross
In her first talk Ms Ross explained that a free society is not possible until we relate to children differently. In this talk, Ms Ross draws on history, sociology, anthropology, educational theory, and current neuroscience to show that our idea of children, the role we demand that they play, is not based in reality. Our idea of what children and childhood should be is a product of our current time and place. The road to freedom again starts with how we raise our children, but this time everything we ever thought we knew for sure about children is brought under the microscope.

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