I’ve been busy and not posting. This is a big reason why.
I was married to a man from Thailand named Sonram recently. We have been in a relationship for some time now and are now taking the steps to make it legal. A wedding in Argentina came first and will be followed later by a wedding in Thailand.
I’ve only just arrived back in Washington D.C. after a whirlwind week or two that took me to Bali for the World Conference on Market Liberalization , then Las Vegas for FreedomFest, and then on to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the Rio Grande Foundation’s Luncheon, where I was able to speak on the topic of State Control vs. Self Control. The video below is from the talk I gave at the last event. Thanks to Paul Gessing and the wonderful people at the Rio Grande Foundation for hosting me.
We had a full house at the Atlas Network hosted luncheon this weekend atFreedomFest. Thank you to all who came! I am sorry to say that I have been feeling under the weather and was not as active during FreedomFest as I normally would have been.
Thanks to all those who attended the luncheon and to all those who introduced themselves at FreedomFest!
ISIL held a World Conference on Market Liberalization in Bali, Indonesia, at the beginning of this month and I was pleased to be able to speak. The International Society for Individual Liberty is a wonderful organization and they put on a great conference. As you can see, I got into the tropical spirit of things with my attire as well.
I am always pleased to see my writings being translated into other languages or adapted to other countries. Why Liberty was recently translated into Spanish and then adapted to fit the needs of Chile. Many thanks to those who worked on this at Fundación para el Progreso in Chile. It can be downloaded here: bit.ly/1Hq06GC
I keep this website updated with pictures from events I go to, videos of my lectures, and my own writings, but it is worth mentioning that on social media I often comment on other pieces of writing, events held around the world, and videos, quotes, or articles I find interesting. In order to find me on social media, you can follow me on Facebook here or on Twitter here.
I do my best to answer as many questions and respond to as many comments as I can through these profiles. These profiles are also useful for sharing resources in the fight for liberty, much like this website.
The Australian Financial Review published a piece I wrote on the 28th of May, 2015, comparing Australia’s fiscal situation to that of Greece.
How far is Australia from Greece? Pretty far, but, sadly, they’re getting closer every day. Not because the Earth is shrinking, but because the Australian government is very gradually easing into Greek financial methods.
Greece provides a brutal reminder of what happens when governments spend and promise beyond their means, make it harder for workers to find jobs, and stifle wealth-creating enterprise.
Previous Greek governments financed government expenditures and consumption through borrowing, ran up staggering debts, made promises that cannot be fulfilled (known as ‘unfunded liabilities’) and did their best to drive work underground or out of the country. Everything seemed fine until it didn’t.
The full article can be read here, thanks to the Centre for Independent Studies.
I was pleased to be able to spend a month down in Australia, as a Scholar-in-Residence with the Centre for Independent Studies. I was able to give a number of talks to local groups. The following is a video of a lecture on the Morality of Capitalism in Sydney on April 23rd. If you are interested in this topic, then you can read The Morality of Capitalism, which can be purchased here.