‘Over Throughout human history, economic relationships depended heavily on social status. increased personal freedoms, along with organized banking and finance, have played a crucial role in social progress.’
Samriddhi, The Prosperity Foundation will be conducting Liberty Discussion Series on 29 April 2016 at Gaia Restaurant and Coffee Shop, Thamel at 5:30 – 7:00 pm. The discussion is on ‘Society, Finance and Freedom‘ by Mark A. Calabria.
This edition of the Liberty Discussion focuses on how finance helps society. Please click here to read the article.
‘Substantial evidence suggests that countries and communities with vibrant financial sectors display less inequality and more opportunity. If policymakers and the general public really want to see the opportunity for wealth creation and advancement extended, the solutions will be found in reducing barriers to market entry, increasing competition, and expanding access to financial services.
Beyond the economic benefits, evidence exists to suggest that finance plays a critical role in expanding another societal benefit: securing and protecting political freedoms. In the past, financial innovation provided the catalyst for positive political change. Finance has also been instrumental in driving social progress, with economic relations shifting from being status-based to contract-based, freeing individuals from existing social hierarchies.’
As always, how we roll during the discussion is the same. It is a pre-requisite to read the articles to sit in the discussion. We will begin by hearing from everyone what is his/her favorite line/idea in the whole article. So please highlight your favorite lines as you go through the article.Then we will move on to talk about things you did not like/do not agree with and raise the points you would like to discuss.
As there is a larger pool of invitation going out, the maximum we can accommodate is 12 people. So a confirmation email from your side would help us with the arrangements. If your time allows and you are willing to come to the discussion, please simply write a one-liner and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or at 9841442433.
We look forward to a lively discussion as always.