Leon Louw interviewed by Mannkal scholar Jerome Leray

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 on his journey to libertarianism

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:

  1. That an inflation of money and credit precedes the bust.
  2. Fluctuation in capital goods industries are much greater than in consumer goods industries.
  3. The cluster of entrepreneurial errors.

Linda Whetstone in conversation with Ron Manners

Ron Manners talks with Linda Whetstone, who so many other young people go to for information and advice. Sussex, UK, May 26, 2014.

  • One of the many organisations discussed in the video is the Network for a Free Society.
  • 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.