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:
Freedom Caravan is an internationally recognised program that brings young people together to explore ideas about individual liberty and economic prosperity.The program consists of engaging talks, working groups and discussion on a chosen theme in campuses across the country.Similar programs have been organized by sister-organizations across the globe in countries such as Brazil, Turkey, Germany, and Kyrgyzstan.
Why Freedom Caravan?
To expose young people to the moral and intellectual foundations of a free society;
To help create a positive perception of liberal ideas among young people in India, especially regarding ways in which liberal policies can advance the dignity and prosperity of the poor;
To identify students and local leaders interested in liberal ideas in order to develop a support network of likemindedindividuals committed to advance liberal ideas in India.
To raise awareness about CCS programs, courses, and campaigns.
"Asia Driving the World: How leading ASEAN CEOs see the future of the fastest-growing region and beyond"
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 13:16
The event is full with top ASEAN business leaders. They discussed broadly about the future of Asia, especially ASEAN, with the 2015 launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) expected to present huge economic opportunities for businesses both within the group's 10 member countries and beyond.
The global financial crisis reinforced a sense that the world is "shifting East"—to Asia. The essential story of modern Asia is its unprecedented expansion of economic freedom, enabled by market liberalization. Economic freedom, however, remains substantially repressed across the region.
There are three key policy challenges to expanding economic freedom in Asia today. The first is to open up financial markets, which remain backward and repressed by command economy controls. The second is to renew trade and foreign-investment liberalization, which has stalled since the Asian crisis of the late 1990s. And the third is to open up energy markets, which, even more than financial markets, are throttled by government interventions.