Liberty Me

Jeffery Tucker is a man of great many talents,  energy and vision . He has set up an on line pro liberty loving community—2 this will be one for all of us free market for peace and anti excessive state people to get involved with. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”][/youtube]

You can find out more about Jeff via his Twitter feed. Also, here is a clip taken from his Wiki page. “Jeffrey Albert Tucker is the executive editor of Laissez Faire Books.[1] Tucker is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Foundation for Economic Education,[2] an adjunct scholar with theMackinac Center for Public Policy[3] and an Acton University faculty member.[4] He is past editorial vice president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and past editor for the institute’s website, Tucker compiled an annotated bibliography of the works of Henry Hazlitt, entitled Henry Hazlitt: Giant For Liberty, which is now in print. AFoundation for Economic Education review described the book, which “includes citations of a novel, works on literary criticism, treatises on economics and moral philosophy, several edited volumes, some 16 other books and many chapters in books, plus articles, commentaries, and reviews,” as “an apt eulogy of Henry Hazlitt.”[6] As a writer, Tucker has contributed scholarly efforts and humorous essays to, the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and elsewhere. Examples of the latter essays include his defense of morning drinking,[7] his advice on “How to Dress Like a Man”,[8] his attack on shaving cream,[9] and his admiration for the speedy-service haircut.[10] He is a critic[11] of the Grameen Bank which, along with its founder Muhammad Yunus, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006.[12] Tucker was editor of from 1997 until late 2011 when he was hired by Addison Wiggin as executive editor of Laissez Faire Books.[1]

My Time for Speakers for Schools

I thoroughly endorse this initiative and have been proud to contribute.

This is how it first came about.

In 2010 I was interviewed for a BBC programme about the financial crisis by Robert Peston.  By a strange quirk of fate, I realised that in my restaurant supply days I had served his sister, the likeable and very talented chef Juliet Peston, who was the force behind an even more famous chef – Alistair Little.

Robert and I got chatting, and to cut a long story short, it became apparent to me, when my two eldest children went to secondary school, that the state school system was woefully under-resourced in comparison with the fee paying sector, which attracts the best speakers for its students: people from all walks of life, who are able to inspire, help to mentor and give guidance on the basis of their successful experience.

I had in the back of my mind that Robert Peston had set something up to try to address this imbalance.  He essentially said to me: get involved with my charity ‘Speakers for Schools

As a result, the following week I had the great pleasure to tell my story to the Business Course students of Barnet and Southgate College .  We covered my journey of entrepreneurship and explored some of its key attributes, eg: who is suited to being an entrepreneur?  What role does the entrepreneur play in society? I talked about some of my failures – things for them to avoid – and much more.

The whole experience I felt was very worthwhile and I would urge anyone whose professional experience might spur on the lives of young people to give your time, no matter how you are pressed for time.  If you can change one life for the better, then it’s worth it.