ISIL 2004 New Zealand Conference

ISIL’s New Zealand ConferenceAdvances Kiwi FreedomMovement by Vince Miller Conference MC Rodney Hide, MP (l) and Dave Henderson (r).Photo by Jim Johnston Introduction Update on Elbegdorj Tsakhia How I Fought Inland Revenue – and ended up their landlord How To Avoid Being Intimidated by Experts The State of Kiwi Politics Free State or Free Nation? The Hobbiton Tour The True State of the Third World Private Education Around The World Business, Profits, and Economic Progress Ecomyths And Their Danger Welfarism And The Destruction of Values Austrian Economics and the Common Law The Origins of Liberalism Genetic Modification: A Future In New Zealand Conflict or Choice In Pro-Freedom Communication Having Your Kiwi And Eating It Too The Global Warming Delusion Ayn Rand’s Contribution To Liberal Thought The Globalization of Labor Markets Freedom’s Fringes Sir Roger Douglas on Market Reforms Feminism And Freedom A Student Network Formed INTRODUCTION      ISIL’s 2004 World Conference was held this past July in the picturesque resort town of Rotorua, in North Island, New Zealand.      Conference host was Jim Peron, a recent immigrant to New Zealand (from South Africa). Jim runs one of the few store-front libertarian bookstores in the world – (Aristotle’s Books) in Auckland. He also is founder and president of the Institute for Liberal Values(ILV) – a free-market public policy think tank also in Auckland.      In preparation for this year’s conference, we had collaborated with Jim and ILV in the funding and distributing of hundreds of copies of his book The Liberal Tide to all high-school libraries in New Zealand. There was also a student essay contest run by ILV – the winners of which received cash prizes (provided by ILV) – 1st Prize $2000, 2nd $1000, 3rd $500 and ten honorable mentions of $50 each. ISIL provided scholarships for the essay contest winners – …