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The Quest For Freedom presented by Yuri Maltsev, April 16

By Deborah Usinger

April 11, 2014

The A. W. Clausen Center for World Business cordially invites you to watch and discuss “Economic Freedom in Action: Changing Lives,” a new documentary that travels the world to profile inspiring entrepreneurs from nations that have increased economic freedom for their citizens. The event will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in Niemann Media Theater.

People have been seeking freedom for millennia, but not freedom for all. Slaves, serfs, women, outsiders, and the defeated were not included. That changed in the last few centuries as the circle of those considered deserving of freedom expanded. A rigorous debate on freedom and what it is did not fully blossom until the Enlightenment, when the thinkers of the time made clearer both the nature of freedom and the universal right to it. They also understood and developed the relationship between economic freedom, including property rights, and other freedoms. 

Evolution continues. Two centuries ago, slavery was alive in the world in many nations, not just the United States. A century ago, women everywhere lacked full citizenship and the freedoms that go with it. More recently, sexual orientation is being removed as a barrier to freedom. 

Sponsored by the A. W. Clausen Center for World Business and the Economics Department. 

RSVP to Deborah Usinger by emailing or phoning 262-551-5833

There is no charge for this event. Refreshments will be served.

Reception 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Presentation and Discussion 6:30 to 8 p.m.