On Monday night I spoke to the monthly gathering of an interesting group called Progressive Conservatives. The event was chaired by Shane Frith and attended by some 15-20 people including a number of candidates for political office.
The title of my talk was ‘‘Free Market Thoughts on Political Atmospherics of Money, Banking and Finance’ and ultimately I achieved my objective.
By the end of the meeting everyone understood that the woes of recent times are not the product of so called market failure. Instead, they are the problems of state failure in the form of top down planning and control in the areas of money and banking.
Indeed, by the time I left following the discussion session, many not only had a greater understanding of the ideas and work of The Cobden Centre but crucially they had a more sophisticated and coherent understanding of the institutional underpinnings of what would constitute a genuinely free society.