There Is No Equality Without Economic Freedom

There Is No Equality Without Economic Freedom

Daniel Lacalle 18/05/2020 6
There Is No Equality Without Economic Freedom

The promise of freedom without responsibility is, in reality, slavery without escape. We think we do what we want when, in reality, we do what we are told.

There Is No Equality Without Economic Freedom

An interventionist government’s promise of equality is the recipe for stagnation because governments can only equalize down. They can only make the rich poorer, never the poor richer, thus weakening everyone.

Defending free will, individual initiative, and freedom does not mean that we disregard society. Society is a conscious, personal choice by which we bring together our individual needs and purposes, driven by personal initiative, and choose to invest in a way to improve our lives. This ultimately delivers better results for the vast majority.

Society doesn’t strive to make people the same, requiring us to surrender our individual rights. Society is not created to make everyone equal, but to make each of us able to achieve our individual best.

Society and free will are not enemies. Society and absolute power are.

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  • Scott Cowley

    Open businesses !!!!

  • Philip P

    We are no longer free !!!

  • Craig Marrison

    Governments don't know what's right or wrong for us

  • James EP

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts

  • Adam Jones

    Interesting article

  • Victoria Herhold

    Good read

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Daniel Lacalle

Global Economy Expert

Daniel Lacalle is one the most influential economists in the world. He is Chief Economist at Tressis SV, Fund Manager at Adriza International Opportunities, Member of the advisory board of the Rafael del Pino foundation, Commissioner of the Community of Madrid in London, President of Instituto Mises Hispano and Professor at IE Business School, London School of Economics, IEB and UNED. Mr. Lacalle has presented and given keynote speeches at the most prestigious forums globally including the Federal Reserve in Houston, the Heritage Foundation in Washington, London School of EconomicsFunds Society Forum in Miami, World Economic ForumForecast Summit in Peru, Mining Show in Dubai, Our Crowd in Jerusalem, Nordea Investor Summit in Oslo, and many others. Mr Lacalle has more than 24 years of experience in the energy and finance sectors, including experience in North Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. He is currently a fund manager overseeing equities, bonds and commodities. He was voted Top 3 Generalist and Number 1 Pan-European Buyside Individual in Oil & Gas in Thomson Reuters’ Extel Survey in 2011, the leading survey among companies and financial institutions. He is also author of the best-selling books: “Life In The Financial Markets” (Wiley, 2014), translated to Portuguese and Spanish ; The Energy World Is Flat” (Wiley, 2014, with Diego Parrilla), translated to Portuguese and Chinese ; “Escape from the Central Bank Trap” (2017, BEP), translated to Spanish. Mr Lacalle also contributes at CNBCWorld Economic ForumEpoch TimesMises InstituteHedgeyeZero HedgeFocus Economics, Seeking Alpha, El EspañolThe Commentator, and The Wall Street Journal. He holds a PhD in Economics, CIIA financial analyst title, with a post graduate degree in IESE and a master’s degree in economic investigation (UCV).

   

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