Mr Reed is the President of Foundation for Economic Education, USA. Earlier, he was the President of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a Michigan based free-market think-tank. His latest book, A Republic – If We Can Keep It, is a collection of essays that surveys the economic history of the United States and the modern world. As a journalist, he visited 81 countries, spent time with Contra rebels in Nicaragua, lived with Mozambique rebel forces, and travelled with freedom activists in Poland.

This speech was delivered at The Capitalism & Morality Conference in Vancouver, Canada, July 2014.


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