In Memoriam: Linda Whetstone (1942 -2021)

Robert Boyd – 31st December, 2021 “I applaud your aim to build on the success of the IEA in Europe, America and further afield.”  So wrote the Prime Minister to Antony Fisher forty years ago.  No-one did more to fulfill that aim than Linda Whetstone.   A vibrant network of now […]

Linda Whetstone

We are extremely sad to announce that Linda Whetstone, the founder, leader and cornerstone of Network for a Free Society, died suddenly in Miami, USA, on August 15th. We are joined by a large number of people across the world whose lives she touched in expressing our sorrow at her […]

Improving the Chances for Start Ups in the Ivory Coast

Poverty rates there are 46%, rates of business bankruptcy and unemployment very high, the informal sector represents most of the economy and young people desperately look to public jobs for illusory security. Independent think tank Audace Institut Afrique (AIA), understands that it is the private sector which allows the public […]

Longer Term Outcomes in Ghana

Peter Bismark was a teacher looking for a better future for Ghana.  In 2016 he was given a copy of the CD Ideas for a Free Society at an Africa Liberty Camp. He said he was naïve about the ideas even after the camp until he read The Law by […]

The Compatibility of Islam and Liberty

Islam and Liberty Network’s 3rd residential workshop on Islam & Liberty in Muree, Pakistan, was attended by 18 religious scholars, social scientists, teachers and members of civil society who were selected from 85 applications based on their demonstrated interest, intellectual capacity, understanding of free society principles and potential to contribute […]

Towards a better Understanding of Economics in Pakistan

Two months later than usual because of the virus the Alternate Solutions Institute held its 12th five-day residential workshop, the 10th to be supported by NFS.  This event always attracts a large number of very well qualified potential participants with 40 being accepted, ten more than usual because of the […]

Promoting Freedom & Peace in South Sudan

Students for Liberty & Entrepreneurship is in South Sudan which is 185th out of 190 in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index. Poor security there makes travel very dangerous. In 2020 SOLE had to abandon face to face activities due to covid and online activities are limited by […]

A Breakthrough into the Universities in Tanzania

In 2020 free market think tank Liberty Sparks first published classical liberal books in Swahili which is widely spoken in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. The books were Adam Smith: A Primer and an Introduction to Capitalism by Eamonn Butler and published by the IEA.  Dissemination was […]

Courses in Entrepreneurship and Economics for Ugandan High Schools

After months of planning in 2020 it was not until March 1st, 2021, that students were introduced to their new book, Entrepreneurship & Economics. The purpose of the project was to replace what had been a non-existent or even incorrect teaching of these subjects with lessons that develop an understanding […]

Improving the Environment for Enterprise in Burundi

Burundi is 166th out of 190 in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business 2020 improving that ranking is high on the agenda of the Centre for Development & Enterprise: Burundi.  They are second to none in promoting a better understanding of the problems that beset would be entrepreneurs in […]