Event Rooms 1200-1500
Segal Graduate School of Business
500 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 1W6
(This is an independent event, not affiliated with the School)
Cost: $90 if booked by 15 June 2012; $125 thereafter.
Program (Saturday, 28 July 2012):
- 8 to 8:25am: Registration and coffee
- 8:25 to 8:30am: Introduction by Jayant Bhandari
- 8:30 to 9:30am: â€œEthics of capitalism-Iâ€ by Stefan Molyneux
Mr Molyneux runs one of the most influential and successful online, liberty-oriented philosophical radio, Freedomain. An unrelenting fighter for the supremacy of the human spirit, Mr Molyneux unabashedly attacks the fallacious assumptions that often shape our worldviews, opinions, and paradigms.
- 9:30 to 10am: Coffee
- 10 to 11am: â€œThe need for abundance mentalityâ€ by Frank Holmes
Mr Holmes, a world-renowned money manager in the natural resource sector, asks if the current generation of Westerners have narrowed its vision by focusing on other peopleâ€™s pockets? Does a sense of entitlement lead us to a depressing life of scarcity? Is a sense of abundance merely a spiritual concept or is it what made the West so successful and prosperous in the past? Mr Holmes suggests living with gratitude to put our lives on a positive track.
- 11 to 12pm: â€œTaming the violence of faithâ€ by Nancy Rhyme Snelson
Wife of the late Jay Stuart Snelson, Mrs. Snelson will talk about how our paradigms and understanding of causality have a crucial affect on the direction of our lives and the future of society.
- 12 to 1pm: Lunch
- 1 to 2pm: â€œEthics of capitalism-IIâ€ by Stefan Molyneux
- 2 to 3pm: â€œParadigms of a winnerâ€ by Rick Rule
Mr Rule, one of the most successful investors anywhere, talks about how our erroneous and irrational beliefs and emotions lead us down a self-destructive path. While Mr Rule points the blame for a lot of social ills on the State, he insists that our biggest personal enemy is between our two ears. Mr Rule shows how his value-system is the only way to create an abundance mentality, with its inevitable consequences on the wealth and well-being of the individual.
- 3 to 3:30pm: Coffee
- 3:30 to 4:30pm: â€œSocialism & psychological aberrationâ€ by Doug Casey
Are socialists misinformed but well-meaning folks? Probably not, says, Mr Casey. Socialistic beliefs have at their foundations confused thinking, lack of self-respect and sheer crookedness. It is not the tens of trillion dollars of debt that necessarily is destroying the West, but the social mindset whose symptom is that debt. Mr Casey is one of the most sought after speakers. He has written two New York Times bestsellers, including â€œCrisis Investing,â€ which was #1 for 19 weeks. He frequently contributes to LewRockwell.com and Liberty. Would the children of todayâ€™s Europeans end up as servants and maids of the Chinese? Never to pull his punches, Mr Casey says that â€œAmericaâ€ was not about a country but an idea.
- 4:30 to 5:30pm: â€œAustro-libertarianismâ€ by Walter Block
Dr Block is Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Chair in Economics and Professor of Economics at Loyola University New Orleans and Senior Fellow with the Ludwig von Mises Institute, USA. Dr Block will give his views on what is Austrian economics and what is libertarianism, and discuss their relationship.
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