Nigel Ashford on Classical Liberalism

For the enlightenment, advancement, and inspiration of its members


Proudly presents

With the kind permission of the Institute for Humane Studies

A filmed talk by Dr. Nigel Ashford

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Schools of Thought in
Classical Liberalism

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Nigel Ashford on Classical Liberalism

Date: Monday August 20 2012

Venue: Home of Prodos & Barboo, 153 Lennox Street, Richmond. Phone: 9428 1234.

6.30 PM: Doors Open.

Meals (all at cost price) served between 6.30 PM and 7.15 PM

  • Lemon Pepper Atlantic Salmon: $12
  • Crumbed Lamb Cutlets: $12
  • Chicken Kiev: $12
  • Gourmet Steak & Vegetable pies: $5 each

7.30 PM (sharp): Commencement of Film + Chaired discussion.

Who: Only registered PRODOS Film Study Group members and guests of members allowed. You can apply to join on the night. To join you need to agree with our purpose and pay the $2 annual fee.

Policy: Leaving straight after a film and therefore skipping the discussion goes against one of the conditions upon which our permission to screen these films is based.

9.30 PM: End of meeting.

Cost: No charge. But if you’d like to make a personal donation to Prodos that’s greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Five broad Schools of Thought are explored by Dr. Nigel Ashford:

  • Milton Friedman and the Chicago School
  • Public Choice Theory
  • Austrian School (eg. Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek)
  • Natural Rights (eg. Ayn Rand, Robert Nozick)
  • Anarcho-Capitalism (eg. Murray Rothbard, David Friedman)

Dr. Nigel Ashford

… is senior program officer at the Institute for Humane Studies.

He joined IHS from the United Kingdom where he was professor of politics and Jean Monnet Scholar in European Integration at Staffordshire University, England. Dr. Ashford has also directed the Principles for a Free Society Project at the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation in Sweden, and was a Bradley Resident Scholar at the Heritage Foundation and Visiting Scholar at the Social and Philosophy Policy Center in Bowling Green.

He is a recipient of the International Anthony Fisher Trust Prize for published work which strengthens public understanding of the political economy of the free society.

Dr. Ashford was also Chairman of the American Politics Group of the United Kingdom.

He is author of Principles for a Free Society (Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation, 1999, 2003), which is available in six languages. He is co-author of US Politics Today (Manchester University Press, 1999); Public Policy and the Impact of the New Right (St Martin’s Press, 1994) and A Dictionary of Conservative and Libertarian Thought (Routledge, 1991), and numerous articles on how ideas influence US politics.


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