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Wednesday, July 13 • 9:30am - 10:30am
The Two Argentinas

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Argentina has declined from eighth place in the world for quality of life in the late nineteenth century to settle in the reserved seats for undeveloped countries. Magic? Curse? Bad luck? No. Just good or bad ideas.

The philosophy of the American founding fathers inspired a generation of Argentines during the nineteenth century. Alberdi and Sarmiento adopted the principles of the Anglo-American philosophy based in reason, individual rights and the rule of law. The twentieth century gave birth to a new generation of politicians, who, encouraged by ideological leftist movements, adopted a different path: the French-German-continental philosophy. And that choice made all the difference. In this talk, Eduardo Marty will describe the history of the two Argentinas, identify why they differed, and assess the prospects for its new President, Mauricio Macri, to reverse the recent trend.

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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... Read More →

Wednesday July 13, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Sunset 5/6 Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas

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