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Melbourne Cup long weekend: Therefore meetings cancelled

Due to Melbourne Cup frivolities and holidays, PRODOS Thinking Club on Monday, and Free Market Roundtable (and Discover Capitalism™) on Tuesday will be cancelled for this week.

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Tonight, monthly Liberal Party meeting

Tonight I’ll be attending the monthly meeting of the Richmond South branch of the Liberal Party. (The Liberal Party of Australia is similar to the Republican Party in the USA or the Conservative Party of the UK)

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Liberal Party: Kingston-Heath branch meeting

My wife and I attended the Kingston-Heath liberal party branch meeting this evening. We are both members of the Richmond South branch.

The President of the Kingston-Heath branch is Tim Warner who is a supporter of both the Discover Capitalism™ and Free Market Roundtable projects.

Dr Anna Blainey also attended. She’s not a Party member.

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Discover Capitalism ™ meeting: How the Good feeds the Evil

Tonight at the weekly Discover Capitalism™ meeting here in Melbourne, we’ll be looking at some writing by Andrew Bernstein about how the USA and Western Europe provided the financial, technical, and political assistance that the otherwise impotent Soviet Union used to portray itself as an effective system.

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2 cancelled meetings this week

Unfortunately, due to exhaustion, I had to cancel two regular meetings this week:

  • The PRODOS Thinking Club workshop (Monday night) and
  • The Free Market Roundtable (Tuesday night)

Hopefully, things will be back to normal for next week.

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PRODOS.COM: Andrew Bernstein talks about his book, The Capitalist Manifesto

My talk with Andrew Bernstein is now available online.

Click here

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Winston Churchill: For Free Trade (1906)

At tonight’s Discover Capitalismâ„¢ meeting we’ll be studying Sir Winston Churchill’s second most rare book: A collection of his speeches called “For Free Trade.”

This was first published in 1906. Only 500 copies were printed at the time.

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Julian Burnside QC on The Case Against an ID card

With my wife, this evening I attended an Australian Adam Smith dinner meeting featuring a talk by lawyer, Julian Burnside, arguing against the proposed ID card being put forward by the Howard Government.

He raised many important issues and presented his case very clearly and openly. I disagreed with a lot of his arguments against the ID card (even though I am currently neither for nor against it), but I (and everyone there) enjoyed the discussion quite a lot.

My friend, Tim Warner, who is one of the key organisers of the Adam Smith Club meetings, a regular attendee at both my Discover Capitalism™ and Free Market Roundtable meetings raised some very good points about the nature of privacy and how it relates to owning one’s own life.

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Liberal Party: Richmond South Branch

On Saturday, October 1, I’ll be setting up an information table on the corner of Church Street and Bridge Road for the Richmond South Branch of the Liberal Party of Australia, of which I’m a member.

I’ve been a member of the Liberal Party for about 18 months.

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Free Market Roundtable: Churchill’s “For Free Trade” (1906)

I have just gotten a copy of Winston Churchill’s second most rare book: FOR FREE TRADE.

First published in 1906, it’s a collection of his speeches defending free trade.

The Free Market Roundtable will be creating an e-text of this book. It’s about 175 pages long.

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