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Resources for ‘Expressing ideas for a free society’

Samriddhi, The Prosperity Foundation announces “Expressing ideas for a Free Society – A Creative Competition” . A chance to win a total of Rs. 60,000 by learning about five of the greatest freedom champions and expressing their central ideas creatively.

Here are some resources that will help you prepare for the competition;

The Invisible Hand

The concept of ‘The Invisible Hand’ was first introduced in: The Theory of Moral Sentiments, written in 1759. The association of the term with markets is more visible in the book “The Wealth of Nations”.

Spontaneous Order

Spontaneous Order, also known as ‘self-organization’ or ’emergent order’ means an order that emerges on its own and without somebody’s grand design. E.g. language. Hayek argued that market economics is spontaneous order.

Capitalism & Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand’s book “Capitalism : The Unknown Ideal” presents her view on Capitalism. She speaks of those ideas in this video as well.

Bastiat & ‘What is see and what is not seen’

French classical liberal theorist, political economist, and member of the French assembly explains opportunity cost and debunks several myths about economics, policies and law in this short and easy to understand writing.

Milton Friedman & School Choice

Famous for his “Free to Choose” series, Nobel Prize Winning Economist Milton Friedman is also known as a great proponent of school choice, which can help provide quality education to the masses.

 

Sarita Sapkota

About Sarita Sapkota

Ms. Sapkota is the Coordinator of Communication and Development at Samriddhi Foundation and was previously engaged with the Foundation as a Research Associate for more than three years. She is a graduate of political science and also contributes articles for Samriddhi's column at The Himalayan Times' Perspectives supplement.

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