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IDEAS to focus on the bottom 40percent, announces new senior appointments PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 16 August 2013 14:14

14 August 2013, Kuala Lumpur - The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) announces today a new three year strategy to focus on researching for ways to help the bottom 40percent in Malaysia, and that it has made new senior appointments to support the implementation of this new strategy.

IDEAS chief executive Wan Saiful Wan Jan says:

“From now onwards, the overall theme of our work in IDEAS is making markets work for the poor, underprivileged and the disabled.”

Commentary: Is India on the cusp of superpower? PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 February 2011 13:14

by Gorawut Numnak

A Note from the MPS Asia Regional Meeting 2011

According to Dr Parth J Shah, Chairman of Organising Committee of MPS India, “India is widely seen as an emerging global superpower – its economy has proven to be robust during the recent global downturn, the nuclear deal has given a special global status and the US has come to see it as a friend.” These trends are important. However, participants at the Mont Pelerin Society Asia Regional Meeting 2011 [1], recently held in New Delhi, seem to have reservations about India as a Global Power. Not yet, or not soon, anyway.

India's economic achievements...
Commentary: Rethinking the economic crisis PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 February 2011 08:53

by Wan Saiful Wan Jan

Every time I say that capitalism is the most efficient economic system that we have, many would jump to remind me about the recent global economic crisis. Some, influenced by socialist ideas, argue that America’s economic problem is a sign of capitalism’s failure. They are wrong.

Socialists and Lefties believe that the state should intervene in the economy. They instinctively assume government officials and politicians know better than the millions of individual and independent actors in the marketplace. They think it is alright for the state to set up and run GLCs or even nationalise private corporations. Their beliefs have led to taxpayers’ money being used to bail-out certain companies. In doing so, they ignore the market’s efficiency to remove wrong-doers.

Leon Louw...
Past Conferences and Avoiding the Middle Income Trap PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 17:16

By Nonoy Oplas, President, Minimal Government Thinkers, Inc.

Original article-

The 2013 Economic Freedom Network (EFN) Asia Conference will be held more than two months from now in Bangkok. The theme this year will be Asia, the Middle Income Trap and Economic Freedom.

EFN Annual conferences was initiated in Manila, cool. There were no specific topics in earlier years, only a broad discussion about "Economic Freedom in Asia." Succeeding years have themes, which revealed the important economic issues and concerns that affect our continent on those years.

Here is the list of past conferences.

Friedman 101 and His "Eastern Europe Experiment" PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:12
July 31, 2013 would have been Milton Friedman's 101st birthday. Today, more than ever, we need his vision. To honor the impact he has had on our society, and to help clarify his moral framework for freedom and free enterprise, The Lion Rock Institute will hold a cocktail evening to celebrate the ideas of the late Milton Friedman:

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