Throwback to the Digital Free Market Road Show event with the Austrian Economics Center and the Ayn Rand Center Romania (which happened 8th of May 2020 live). I was honored to start a 3 day discussion about the philosophical, economical and political aspects of the current coronavirus crisis. I talk about the nature of a human being: a person is an end in themselves. We cannot have all of our hopes, aspirations and dreams put into a simulation. A simulation only deals with a narrow scientific question! But then a decision based upon a simulation affects a more complex being that has agency of his own, depriving him or her of the God-given rights. You cannot do math on somebody else’s happiness. You shouldn’t even ask that question. The goal of a political order is not to give you safety, jobs, what-have you. It is to protect your rights, solely – but we have lost that goal. Nature is humbling. The world is scary. A great leader will not change it for the better, only for far, far worse. Let’s treat each other as responsible adults – it is EDUCATION and MANNERS that should matter.
Again – thank you so much for the invitation!