Thousand Oaks, CA — On Saturday July 26th, the Libertarian Party of Ventura County had the pleasure of welcoming Forbes Political Economy Editor John Tamny to keynote the quarterly fundraiser. Using devastatingly witty Libertarian vernacular, Mr. Tamny–who is also editor of Real Clear Markets–spoke on government barriers to economic growth.
“Free trade is the path to growth, the path to specialization. It does not create jobs. What it does do is create jobs we’re most suited to,” Mr. Tamny said. He then went on to debunk much of the Great Depression myths that today’s mainstream regards as fact, such as World War II is what brought the Great Depression to a halt. Mr. Tamny also emphasized the role that immigration plays in economic growth and praised the entrepreneurial spirit of immigrants.
An art auction was held after the talk to raise money for upcoming candidate recruitments, community outreach, as well as grants for local student interns.
If you missed this great event, here’s a preview of our upcoming events:
August 20, 2014 Liberty & Libations Mixer
September 17, 2014 Liberty & Libations Mixer
September 25, 2014 An Evening with Governor Gary Johnson
Thank you for everyone who came out to this fundraiser. Please enjoy photos from the event below!
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