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Wealth of Generations: Capitalism and the Future

The Centre for Independent Studies brings to New Zealand for the first time the John Bonython Lecture & Gala Dinner

JOHAN NORBERG speaks on: 'The Wealth of Generations: Capitalism and the Belief in the Future'

Thursday 13 October 2005, Auckland

Creative individuals in free societies have given us a whole new world. By any measure—wealth, health, happiness, the environment—we are the most enviable generation ever. And globalisation means that poor countries also gain access to this world. Yet, criticism of capitalism is as persistent as ever, and people continue to think that the good old days are behind us. Johan Norberg will elucidate his ideas on the ‘Wealth of Generations’ — the ways that capitalism and free individuals in liberal societies are restoring the belief in the future.

Johan Norberg is the author of the award-winning book In Defence of Global Capitalism (2001) and head of political ideas at Swedish free market think tank, Timbro. Norberg is one of the most exciting and insightful thinkers to emerge in recent times. He is the leader in a new generation of political thinkers, with a deep understanding of globalisation and its relationship to success in both national and corporate contexts.

For more information, articles, photos and news on Johan Norberg visit his weblog: http://www.johannorberg.net/

The John Bonython Lectures have built a reputation in Australia as one of the most important public events on the calendar. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the Lecture in Australia and we are pleased to present this event for the first time in New Zealand. Norberg is an engaging speaker and it will be a most stimulating and enjoyable evening. Previous Bonython lecturers have included Robert Kagan, Francis Fukuyama, Václav Klaus, Josef Joffe and Rupert Murdoch.

For more information on the 2005 John Bonython Lecture click HERE http://www.cis.org.au/Events/JBL/JBLhome.html

The Centre for Independent Studies is Australasia’s leading independent public policy research institute, or ‘think tank’. Founded in 1976 by Greg Lindsay, the Centre’s major concern is with the principles and institutions underlying a free and open society, with particular focus on Australia and New Zealand. http://www.cis.org.nz/

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