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Liberty in the crosshairs in Hong Kong PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 17 October 2014 17:33

Authors: Fred McMahon

Michael Walker Chair of Economic Freedom Research, The Fraser Institute

http://www.fraserinstitute.org/research-news/news/display.aspx?id=21873

 

As pro-democracy demonstrations flare across Hong Kong, it continues to rank first in the world in economic freedom. Hong Kong has been at the top since 1970, according to the just-released Fraser Institute Economic Freedom of the world index, a collaborative effort of more than 100 research groups in 90 nations and territories. The 2014 report is based on 2012 data, the most recent available.

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Economic Freedom of the World 2014 Annual Report PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 October 2014 14:45

NEWS RELEASE
Hong Kong leads world in economic freedom, ranking well ahead of United States and United Kingdom
October 7, 2014
For immediate release
TORONTO—Hong Kong is once again the most economically free jurisdiction in the world, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual Economic Freedom of the World report, released today at an international event in Brussels. The report measures the economic freedom (levels of personal choice, ability to enter markets, security of privately owned property, rule of law, etc.) by analysing the policies and institutions of 151 countries and Hong Kong.

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Globalisation: Why it's an opportunity for developing countries? Talk by Johan Norberg PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 06 October 2014 19:25

Author and Historian and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Chair: Gurcharan Das, Author and Commentator
Thursday, 16 October 2014 | 5:30-7:30pm | New Delhi

Centre for Civil Society takes great pleasure in hosting a public lecture on ‘Globalisation: Why it's an opportunity for developing countries?’ by Johan Norberg, one of the world’s most eloquent liberty advocates and most known as the author of In Defense of Global Capitalism on 16 October, 5:30-7:30pm at Lecture Hall, UChicago Center in Delhi, DLF Capitol Point, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi.

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Pack a suitcase with Siegfried Herzog – on the way to Bangkok PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:37

Pack a suitcase with Siegfried Herzog – on the way to Bangkok

Siegfried Herzog does not start from zero in Bangkok. Before he assumes his new position as Regional Director of Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Southeast and East Asia based in Thailand, he recalls his time in India during an interview with freiheit.org. As well, he is looking forward to new challenges ahead in Bangkok. He has already learned Thai alphabets with 20 vowel signs. What do his tasks in the region concern; he is full of curiosity, because not a lot are transferrable from India. At the end of the day, there is no blueprint; there is no single format for an open society.

Mr. Herzog, after years of working for Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in India, you are not only an expert for the South Asia region, but you surely also have connections with people there. Have you missed something in India already? Or has the anticipation of the new tasks predominated? How do you prepare yourself – personally and professionally – for those tasks?

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Liberalism, Rule of Law and Civil Society PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 05 September 2014 15:17

By Nonoy Oplas, President, Minimal Government Thinkers.

It is an ebook freely available at http://fnf.org.ph/epub/

Sample of three sections.

Table of Contents
Foreword Introduction Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Friedrich Hayek, Liberty and Rule of Law Chapter 2: Local Government and Civil Society Chapter 3: Liberalism, Conservatism and Socialism Chapter 4: Raison d' Etre of Government Chapter 5: Anarchy vs. Minarchy Chapter 6: Pork Barrel Sacndal and Liberalism Chapter 7: Conclusion Chapter 8: Afterthought: Nonoy Oplas and The Spirit of Aristotle

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