Aim: The lectures are aimed at deepening the understanding of participants about the benefits of a free-market economy and how it has propelled many countries from rags to riches;
Strategy: The lectures would cover short topics that outline some principles of liberty and how they affect the wellbeing of individuals.
Uniqueness: Students are introduced to (1) act as individuals (2) to think about many forms of enterprise (3) to meet and create friendships with likeminded individuals.
Expected Results: We will bring together individuals who will be introduced to ideas of liberty and entrepreneurship. We hope to gain participants who will improve their entrepreneurial vitality and support us in promoting liberty and free-market ideas.
Class Struggle and Individual Liberty
National Influencers in collaboration with National Influencers has organized a colloquium last Thursday on “Class Struggle and Individual Liberty: A Market for Socialism?” at Peshawar, Pakistan. Students discussed inequality and social structure, exploitation, how free markets help the poor and libertarianism and the socialist vision. They opined that too many regulations discourage entrepreneurs and crush small business.
Foundations of a free society
A study circles was arranged on the newly translated book ‘Foundations of a Free Society’ of British author Eamonn Butler at a local Book and Chaey facility in Peshawar. The circle was conducted under the auspices of National Influencers (NI). Students, teachers and book lovers attended the study circle. Speakers termed the new title a crash course for the local readers and research scholars to understand various aspects of market economy towards building a want-free society. The Urdu translation of ‘Foundations of a Free Society’ was done by Prof Dr Razaullah who is an expert on free market trade and poverty eradication and presently teaches at the Department of Management Sciences, Islamia College University.Speaking as keynote speaker, Prof Razaullah said the Urdu translation of the said book would benefit the local readers to understand the global perspective on the issues of market economy and poverty eradication. He said the book explored the primary economic effects of freedom on human life society, economy and culture. He said the basic focus of the title was economic freedom through discussion on market economy, property rights, individual freedom, tax regime, free trade, financial system and other socioeconomic indicators. Book termed a crash course to understand market economy “The Urdu translation of the book had become inevitable not only for academic purpose, but also to benefit readers who are interested to know the depth of the issue as research scholars are required to widen the scope of their students through quality stuff, “ he said. Prof Razaullah said the Urdu translation provided a gist of the main concepts of the original text which would enable the readers to derive solutions from the book for the issues regarding our own local context. Muhammad Sulaiman president of National Influencers, said on the occasion that the role of government was significant to provide an environment conducive for free market economy and encourage local traders and startups to create wealth and take steps to eradicate poverty from the society. He said such contents were not available in the local market for readers and young researchers and the Urdu translation would prove a milestone towards a quality reading. “Such reading in fact provides an insight into how free market economy also impact our moral and spiritual life as it provides issues with logical and practical solutions also. Free trade cast great effect on the quality of life, production of wealth, equality, maintenance of democracy and masses come to understand the government regulations related to economic issues,” he stated. Riaz Ghafur a young participant, said the Urdu translation had summarized the basic concept of the British economist in a very lucent style. Later, the speakers responded questions of the participants.