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It is worthwhile to remark that a product is no sooner created than it, from that instant, affords a market for other products to the full extent of its own value. When the producer has put the finishing hand to his product, he is most anxious to sell it immediately, lest its value should diminish in his hands. Nor is he less anxious to dispose of the money he may get for it; for the value of money is also perishable. But the only way of getting rid of money is in the purchase of some product or other. Thus the mere circumstance of creation of one product immediately opens a vent for other products.
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UPCOMING 2013 EVENTS
Lecture Series 2013 with Dr. Richard Ebeling
April 4 - 6, 2013
We are pleased too present Dr. Richard Ebeling with our Spring Lecture Series once again.
Dr. Ebeling will be visiting this year for lectures on the evening of Thursday, April 4 and all day Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, 2013, and they are open to general public, senior civil servants and of course the business and economics students at the College of The Bahamas.
Professor Randy Forbes has assisted once again and the lectures will take place in the state of the art lecture room in the Harry C. Moore Library at the College of The Bahamas, Moss Road and JFK Boulevard entrance.
Once again this year one lucky College of The Bahamas or high school student will win an all-expense paid trip to the Foundation of Economic Education's College Seminar
The lectures include:
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch included on Friday (sandwiches and chips) and break time snacks (cookies, water and juice) are included.
This event is free but space is limited.
Registration information will be available soon.
An evening with Dr. Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute
joins us to speak on his latest book 'Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government', which argues that we must embrace a new way of thinking about capitalism and self-interest - one first spearheaded by popular novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand. Brook applies Rand's ideas to today's political events, with chapters addressing the debt crisis, inflation, regulation, the welfare state, and much more.
Yaron Brook is executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute. A former finance professor, he has published in academic as well as popular publications and is frequently interviewed in the media. He has appeared on CNN, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, CNBC and PBS, among others. He lectures on Objectivism, business ethics and foreign policy at college campuses and for corporations across America and throughout the world. He is the co-author of the national bestseller Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government.
This free event, open to the public is scheduled for Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 7:00pm at the Nassau Yacht Club.
There will be a cash bar.
We need a head count so we have enough seats so please register at this link… or call us at 242-302-0130 extension 2226 to sign up.
We should have a limited supply (20) of his book on hand for sale. If you have it already please bring it along to get Dr. Brook to autograph it.
Here's a quote from the liner notes of Free Market Revolution:
"In "Free Market Revolution, " the keepers of Ayn Rand's legacy""argue that the answer lies in her pioneering philosophy of capitalism and self-interest -a philosophy that more and more people are turning to for answers. In the past few years, Rand's works have surged to new peaks of popularity, as politicians like Paul Ryan, media figures like John Stossel, and businessmen like John Mackey routinely name her as one of their chief influences. Here, Brook and Watkins explain how her ideas can solve a host of political and economic ills, including the debt crisis, inflation, overregulation, and the swelling welfare state. And most important, they show how Rand's philosophy can enable defenders of the free market to sieze the moral high ground in the fight to limit government. This is a fresh and urgent look at the ideas of one of the most controversial figures in modern history - ideas that may prove the only hope for the future."
An evening with Dr. John Blundell - Ladies for Liberty: Women Who Made A Difference in American History
Join the Nassau Institute Thursday, January 24, 2013 for an evening with Dr. Blundell when he speaks on his book Ladies for Liberty.
Dr. Blundell is the former Director General and Ralph Harris Fellow and now a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs in London, England.
The event will be held at the Nassau Yacht Club, East Bay Street, Nassau N.P. Bahamas.
Register online here... or call 242-302-0130 ext 2226.
From the books liner notes:
"John Blundell gives a lively portrait of more than 20 American women who spoke out for liberty, helping to shape the political and social fabric of the United States. His subjects range from frontier novelists to suffragists to the inventor of life insurance for women and aa business woman who objected to the IRS forcing her to become a tax collector. Arranged chronologically, the stories add up to a history of America."
"Ladies for Liberty combats the myth that women want, and benefit from, big government. The underlying motivation of the women portrayed in these pages was that self-determination is a virtue, and that individuals should be allowed to pursue their own ends, free from the coercion of others."
An evening with Mr. Lawrence Reed - Liberty & Character
The Nassau Institute will be hosting sponsors and special guests, November 29, 2012 at 6:00pm to an evening with Mr. Lawrence Reed.
Attendance is by special invitation only.
An evening with Anders Mikkelsen
for a presentation on Dr. Dierdre McCloskey's book "Bourgeois Dignity"
Ever wondered why are we so rich? - Dierdre McCloskey's explains in her book "Bourgeois Dignity" about our increasingly wealthy middle class world and how there has been a vast increase in wealth since 1800. But why only since 1800?
He will inform us on:
1. Why the west got rich.
Mr. Mikkelsen is a cost-management consultant who lives New York City, and has spent many months in Nassau visiting his Bahamian in laws. He's long been a student of history and Austrian Economics.
Please click here to sign up electronically. Or you can call us at (242) 326-5728.
Admission is free. Donations welcome.
Dr. Art Carden, Rhodes College.
April 19, & 20, 2012
Lecture Series 2012 with Dr. Richard Ebeling
Thanks to The Templeton Foundations, we are able to present Dr. Richard Ebeling with our Spring Lecture Series 2012 once again.
The lectures include
Monday, March 19, 2012
Ayn Rand and the Right to Liberty
Join us at Graycliff for fine dining and a presentation by Dr. Tibor Machan, The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics, CHAPMAN University, California discuss the Virtue of Liberty and Ayn Rand. Dr. Machan, one of the original founders of Reason also knew Ayn Rand quite well.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Free or Equal - The Ideas of Milton Friedman
Join us in The Milton Friedman Room at The Nassau Institute office for the showing of Johan Norberg's new documentary, Free or Equal. The one-hour film "examines the contemporary relevance of (Dr. Milton) Friedman’s ideas..."
Admission is free. Donations welcome.
NOVEMBER 16, 2011
Join us for an interesting perspective from Mr. John Tomlinson on the topic, "Why Only BETTER in The Bahamas? Why Not BEST in The Bahamas?"
Admission: $60 per person, including a three-course meal
OCTOBER 28, 2010
Join The Nassau Institute for an evening lecture on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 7:00pm at the British Colonial Hilton in Downtown Nassau.
Professor Bruce Yandle will discuss "Deficits, regulation, welfare reform. Why is the government habit so difficult to break? Is it special interests? Just any special interests"?" in a presentation entitled, Bootleggers, Baptists and the Government Habit.
Your $75 donation will cover a three course meal (Roast Tomato & Crab Bisque - Pan Fried Mahi-Mahi with Leek & Pepper Ragout, Parsley Mashed Potatoes with a Fresh Island Vegetable Medley - Bourbon Street Pecan Pie with coffee or tea. There will be a cash bar for your convenience.
Please click here... to register.
Dr. Bruce Yandle is Dean Emeritus of Clemson University’s College of Business & Behavioral Science where he was a faculty member for 33 years. A past member and chairman of South Carolina’s State Board of Economic Advisors, he is a Senior Fellow with Clemson’s Strom Thurmond Institute and Adjunct Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center in Arlington, VA. Recipient of South Carolina’s Order of the Palmetto, Dr. Yandle is author/editor of 16 books and has taught economics in graduate programs in France, Germany, Italy, and Czech Republic.
He was a senior economist on White House staff during the Ford and Carter Administrations and Executive Director of the Federal Trade Commission in the Reagan Administration. A frequent contributor to The Freeman and Regulation magazine, Dr. Yandle served as president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education, trustee of the Foundation for Economic Education, and as a trustee and board chairman with Spartanburg Methodist College. He writes a quarterly newsletter on the economy distributed by Clemson’s Thurmond Institute. Prior to entering a career in university teaching, Dr. Yandle was in the industrial machinery business for 15 years.
FEBRUARY 1, 2010
Speaker: Dr. Mark Skousen - Monday, February 1, 2010
Topic: "My Reflections on The Bahamian Economy: 25 Years Later"
Location: Luciano's of Chicago Restaurant, East Bay Street
Speaker: Dr. Lawrence White
Topic & Location: TBD
Prof. White is an Economics Professor at George Mason University. He currently teaches a graduate level course on Monetary Theory and Policy. He earned his AB at Harvard University (1977) and PhD at the University of California at Los Angeles (1982).
Speaker: Laura Huggins
Location: Bahamas National Trust
Topic: Earth Day
Laura E. Huggins is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and director of development at PERC - the Property and Environment Research Center—a think tank in Bozeman, Montana.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
Speaker: Doug Kay
Topic: "Where is the US Headed? The Current Political and Economic State of the US"
Location: The Nassau Institute's Meeting Room, Bay Street Business Centre, Deveaux & Bay Streets
Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 6:30pm