• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
  • 00:55    |    
    Liberal approach
    • Individual rights
    • Spontaneous order
    • Legal framework
  • 03:39    |    
    Ancient liberal thinkers and their ideas
    • Lao Tse
    • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    • Saint Thomas Aquinas
    • Pope Innocent IV
    • Francisco de Vitoria
    • Bartolomé de las Casas
    • John Locke and The rule of Law
  • 14:11    |    
    Institutions understanding
  • 16:25    |    
    The Great Fact by Deirdre McCloskey
    • Value creation
    • Game theory
  • 22:53    |    
    Benefits of liberty
    • Economic freedom
    • Per capita income
    • Economic growth
    • Dignity
    • Frederick Douglass
  • 28:54    |    
    Liberal movement
    • Individual freedom
    • Equality
    • Joaquim Aurelio Barreto Nabuco de Araújo
    • Spreading liberty and its ideals
    • Leonard P. Liggio
  • 38:35    |    
    Paths to freedom
    • Life project
    • Students for liberty
  • 41:17    |    
    Question and answer period
    • What is most important in society, rule of law or values?
    • Do we need to work in values or rules?
    • Comment on the liberty movement in Venezuela
    • What is the nature of human rights, is it as a source of technology or as a natural law?
    • Comment on the book n Tom Palmer
    • What is the relationship between social liberties and economic liberties?
  • 56:55    |    
    Final credits

The Path to Freedom

New Media  | 11 de octubre de 2014  | Vistas: 26

Tom Palmer explains the ideas attached to liberal thinking and discusses the meaning of concepts such as freedom, economic freedom, equality and individual rights. He mentions how spontaneous order works, the relationship between institutions and the legal framework in which a group of individuals live and interact with each other by building social cooperation and value. He explains the benefits that liberty can provide for the development of countries and its citizens. Also, Palmer brings up the historical path of liberal movement and the influence made by ancient philosophical and economic thinkers, from Lao Tse to John Locke, passing by Saint Thomas Aquinas, Pope Innocent IV and Bartolomé de las Casas. At the end, he thanks the labor Students for Liberty has been doing around the world, and remarks the role of youth in the solution process of today's social problems.


Tom Palmer is vicepresident for International Programs at the Atlas Network…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín