Dennis McCuistion is joined by Mark Skousen, producer of Freedom Fest. Mark is an economist who takes a keen interest in economics, politics, free market issues, and others. He shares his views with no holds barred.
Freedom Fest is the world’s largest gathering of free minds. It focuses on world economics, finance, investment and debates with thought leaders. Bringing in a diverse speaker lineup from Steve Forbes to Dinesh d’Souza, the conference allows for each attendee to choose the sessions they will attend, thus creating his or her own conference.
Freedom Fest is a non-partisan, libertarian event that presents many different views in the freedom movement. During the course of the conversation, Skousen explains his motivation for creating Freedom Fest and his views on what freedom in America is today.
In addressing some issues during the last administration he explains that many citizens are toting the idea that more regulation is what is needed and is what will solve the problems America is having today. Skousen has a different view that he put to print through his pamphlet, “Persuasion vs. Force.” He asserts that the true measure of a free society is when a people can be persuaded rather than forced. He proposes that when a bill is passed, it is in fact a failure of leadership and not a success. Instead, the sign of civilized society is persuasion over force.
Discussing supply and demand he closes the interview by discussion the price of energy and inflation. He discusses the reasons for the economy today and his suggestions for moving forward from the current economic state.
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