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Tuesday, July 12 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
The Intellectual Battle for Latin America

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For a century, Latin America has been suffering the germ of so-called populism. This germ under different names—Kirchner, Chávez, Maduro, Castro, Morales, Rousseff, etc.—has left countries with high potential in decadence and stagnation. The indices of quality of life and poverty in Latin America (LA) are clear demonstrations of the stagnation it has suffered in the last century. But the economic and political reality of these countries is the result of the collectivist/mystical philosophy and the altruistic/victimistic psychology that have been taught both in family and academic circles.

Eduardo Marty will argue that if we want to eradicate the populist germ and establish the principles of freedom for the long-term, we have to face a multi-front battle. Economic evidence of the benefits of freedom proved not to be enough to beat populism. To destroy it, we need to fight from moral and psychological grounds. José Cordero will comment. 

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José Cordeiro

Futurist, Millennium Project / Singularity University,
José Cordeiro is chair of the Venezuela Node of The Millennium Project, founding faculty at Singularity University in Silicon Valley, founder of the World Future Society’s Venezuela Chapter, co-founder of the Ibero-American Transhumanist Association, and former director of the Club of Rome (Venezuela Chapter), the World Transhumanist Association (Humanity+), and the Extropy Institute. He is also invited faculty at the Institute of Developing... Read More →
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Eduardo Marty

Founder and President, FRI: Fundacion para Responsabilidad Intelectual
Eduardo Marty was professor of Economic Policy at Universidad de Buenos Aires and at Universidad Francisco Marroquín of Guatemala. He was educated an accountant at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina and as an economist at Grove City College, USA. He is the founder of ͞Libertad Querida,͟a nonpolitical movement to debate freedom ideas. He has produced and hosted radio and television shows and is a well-known speaker on topics... Read More →

Tuesday July 12, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Wilshire Ballroom Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas

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