February 3, 2017 Print

Free-market thinkers and leaders have worlds of experience to share, and Atlas Network partner the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), in collaboration with The World Show, brings the ideas of liberty to life through in-depth interviews. MEI has just launched the third season of its Free Markets Series interviews, including wide-ranging discussions with Ruth Richardson, former New Zealand minister of finance; television journalist and author John Stossel; Atlas Network CEO Brad Lips; and Lawrence White, George Mason University economist and fellow with Atlas Network’s Sound Money Project.

“Ruth Richardson was New Zealand’s Minister of Finance from 1990 to 1993, when she played a pivotal role in the radical transformation of her country’s economy,” MEI writes. “Since then, she has developed an extensive international practice as a public policy consultant, and serves on the boards of a wide array of businesses in the fields of information technology, agri-business, biotechnology, finance, public policy, and sports apparel.”

Watch the full Free Markets Series interview with Ruth Richardson:

“John Stossel is a long-time journalist, author, and television personality,” MEI writes. “He left ABC’s 20/20, where he was co-anchor, in 2009 in order to host his own show on Fox Business. In late 2016, he announced his last Fox show, and a new collaboration with Reason TV. He is the author of three books: Give Me a Break (2004), Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity (2007), and No, They Can't: Why Government Fails—But Individuals Succeed (2012).”

Watch the full Free Markets Series interview with John Stossel:

“Brad Lips is the CEO of the Atlas Network, a non-profit organization connecting over 400 free-market think tanks across the globe,” MEI writes. “His articles have appeared in numerous publications including Forbes and the American Spectator, and he speaks widely on free enterprise as a solution to poverty and on the work of Atlas Network partners around the world.”

Watch the full Free Markets Series interview with Brad Lips:

“Lawrence White is an economics professor at George Mason University,” MEI writes. “A follower of the Austrian School of Economics, he is primarily known for his research on free banking. His latest book is The Clash of Economic Ideas: The Great Policy Debates and Experiments of the Last Hundred Years.”

Watch the full Free Markets Series interview with Lawrence White:

Interviews from the first two seasons of Free Markets Series include discussions with Tom G. Palmer, Atlas Network’s George M. Yeager Chair for Advancing Liberty and executive vice president for international programs; Luis Henrique Ball, Atlas Network board member and former vice president of Venezuala-based Atlas Network partner Centro de Divulgacion del Conocimiento Economico para la Libertad (CEDICE Freedom); Kris Mauren, executive director of Atlas Network partner the Acton Institute; Lawrence W. Reed, president of Atlas Network partner the Foundation for Economic Education; Randy Barnett, professor and constitutional scholar at Georgetown University Law Center and speaker during the third annual Liggio Lecture at Atlas Network’s 2015 Liberty Forum; and many more.