Event news from the liberterrain…
First it was the movie Atlas Shrugged that came to Dallas.
This time it’s the Atlas Experience that will be setting up shop in Big D.
Subtitled “Inspiring New Generations to Work for Liberty” this networking conference will be held at the Hilton Anatole on April 27 and 28.
A project of the international Atlas Economic Research Foundation, this event features presentations on freedom from two Johns and a Johan:
John Mackey, CEO of Austin-based Whole Foods Market. Mackey’s operation is “one of the top 12 supermarket companies in America and the world’s largest natural foods retail chain,” says his Atlas Experience Bio. The Dallas Libertarian Examiner covered Mackey in 2009 in “Whole Foods: boycott or buycott?”when he caused an uproar in the mainstream progressive world by speaking out against Obamacare.
John Goodman, CEO and president of the National Center for Policy Analysis. Called the “Father of Health Savings Accounts” by the Wall Street Journal and National Journal, Goodman testified in March before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, offering solutions that would “put health care on a more sustainable spending path.”
Johan Norberg, author of In Defense of Global Capitalism and Financial Fiasco. A classical liberal (according to Wikipedia), Norberg’s bio includes personal links toStockholm University, Cato Institute, the European Centre for International Political Economy in Brussels, Swedish newspapers, and the German Hayek Stiftung.
“The Atlas Economic Research Foundation,” says the organization’s home page, “is a nonprofit organization connecting a global network of more than 400 free-market organizations in over 80 countries to the ideas and resources needed to advance the cause of liberty.”
Of the 12 board members, American libertarians may be most familiar with Andrea Millen Rich who headed up Laissez Faire Books for 23 years and is currently President of the Center for Independent Thought that runs the “Stossel in the Classroom” project among others.
Details about the event, registration information, a link to the Dallas Hilton Anatole and extended background on the speakers can be found at The Atlas Experience 2011.
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