What does Ron Manners do when he travels the world meeting the movers and shakers of the libertarian movement? These personal idiosyncratic videos will hopefully give viewers ideas, inspiration, precedents and premonitions for their own efforts.
Leon Louw in conversation with Jerome Leray at the World Conference on Market Liberalization, Bali, Indonesia, June 29-July 3, 2015.
First 10 minutes is about inequality, poverty and Thomas Piketty.
Then for six minutes about catastrophism, the rustle in the grass hypothesis, Paul Ehrlich, global warming, climate change and big government. Also ridicules Piketty further.
At 16 minutes talks about Leon Louw’s gradual seven year journey to libertarianism and his concern for the poor.
At 23 minutes Leray asks what advice Louw would give Louw’s 20-year-old self.
At 25 minutes Leray asks what Louw would recommend young scholars explore: the internet, cryptocurrencies, etc. He recommends young people do public speaking, networking, join civil societies, even join trade unions. Criticise government policies by saying that they will be counterproductive. Be nice.
Best way to contact Leon Louw: through the The Free Market Foundation website, which has many resources for free-marketeers. Aerial bombardment and trench warfare are strategies used by the Free Market Foundation.
Larry Reed talks about his journey to liberty. From The Sound of Music, to Czechoslovakia, to Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) in Pittsburgh as a 14-year-old. The message on joining YAF was: “If you want to be an anti-Communist, it’s not enough simply to oppose tanks in the streets; you have to know your philosophy, you have to know your economics.” Talks about what a great speaker Hans Sennholz was. Larry recalls how, with Murray Rothbard’s help, he questioned his university economics lecturer’s Keynesian business cycle theory, by asking these three questions that a theory of the business cycle has to explain:
That an inflation of money and credit precedes the bust.
Fluctuation in capital goods industries are much greater than in consumer goods industries.
At about 20 minutes in, the interview then cuts to Ron’s recording of Linda Whetstone’s October 2011 Istanbul workshop, “Spreading the word of democracy and freedom.” The speech covers founding and running think tanks and more.
At about 30 minutes in, is back to 2014 Ron exploring Linda’s property I think. Lots of horses.
In Chicago, April 3, 2014, Ron talks with Yuliya Kocherhan about leadership, 2014 Ukraine Revolution and more. After 45 minutes, the interview then cuts to Ron’s video of Yuliya’s speech on April 4, 2014. This is the text of the intro by Brad Lips, CEO of Atlas Network: “I’m really proud to introduce you now to someone who was recently in the streets of Kiev, where they’ve knocked down a corrupt regime … and now have the challenge of building something better, and doing so in the shadow of Putin’s army. Yuliya Kocherhan is a graduate of our Atlas Leadership Academy suite of training programs, and she now serves as assistant to the new Minister of Economy in the Ukraine. She’s here to give us a brief update on the state of play in her native Ukraine.”