Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Freedom, when we have it … and when we don’t

Here’s two book-ends on the same basic subject: freedom, in both application and obliteration.

First:

Eric Daniels gives a “dangerous” talk at the North Carolina TED on "The Moral Case for the Free Market.”

Second:

Alan Charles Kors delivers a talk at the Clemson Institution for the Study of Capitalism titled “Socialism's Legacy: Lest We Forget”
Ayn Rand observed that "instead of prosperity, socialism has brought economic paralysis and/or collapse to every country that tried it." Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, many optimists claimed that the world was now somehow "after socialism." There are reasons, however—structural, political, moral, and intellectual—why the collapse of Communism did not entail the end of socialism. This talk will explain why there can be no "after socialism" until the West comes to ultimate terms with the catastrophic legacy of international communism.

[Hat tip Bradley Thompson]

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1 Comments:

Blogger peterquixote said...

I can tell you when we have freedom or not PC,that is the way I am, and I will, our freedom now is relative to ideas on democracy and there is much work to do

4/06/2011 07:39:00 pm  

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