Invitation: The Swedish Model: myth, reality and lessons for the world

Invitation to the Free Market Foundation's media briefing & presentation of the 8th FMF Luminary Award on Thursday, 3 March 2016.
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Invitation: The Swedish Model: myth, reality and lessons for the world

Invitation to the Free Market Foundation's media briefing & presentation of the 8th FMF Luminary Award on Thursday, 3 March 2016.

MEDIA PLEASE NOTE: EMBARGOED until 11h30, 3 March 2016

INVITATION

Media briefing & PRESENTATION of the 8th FMF LUMINARY AWARD

On Thursday, 3 March 2016

JOHAN NORBERG

will be presented with the 8th FMF Luminary Award

and deliver an address on

“The Swedish Model: myth, reality and lessons for the world”

Sweden, revered by many South Africans because the anti-apartheid movement received proportionately more support from it than virtually any other country, 
is one of the world’s most prosperous, stable and peaceful countries.

Come and listen to Johan Norberg, freelance author, lecturer and documentary filmmaker, demystify the “Swedish model”, which has been so successful that it enjoys mythical status; separate myth from reality and suggest lessons the world and South Africa can learn from Sweden’s experience; and unpack the paradox of Sweden being the world’s iconic welfare state while having one of its most capitalistic economies.

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Thursday, 3 March 2016

12h00 – 12h30 Registration (Refreshments available)
12h30 – 12h45 Presentation of award
12h45 – 13h30 Address by Johan Norberg

Venue: FMF, Block 5 Bryanston Gate, 170 Curzon Road, Bryanston
(opposite Sandton Medi-Clinic)

RSVP by clicking on http://www.freemarketfoundation.com/View-Event?i=107
Essential as seating is limited

Guests welcome – NB – please register each attendee separately.

No need to respond if you will not be attending

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Background on Johan Norberg:

Johan Norberg is a freelance author, lecturer and documentary filmmaker, born in 1973. He is a native of Sweden, and a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. and the European Centre for International Political Economy in Brussels. He received his M. A. in the History of Ideas from the University of Stockholm. He is a board member of the Mont Pelerin Society.

Johan has written 15 books and edited three, covering a broad range of topics, including global economics and classical liberal thought. His 2003 book In Defence of Global Capitalism has been published in more than 25 countries. More recently he has written Financial Fiasco : How America’s Infatuation with Homeownership and Easy Money Created the Economic Crisis, which the British magazine The Spectator named one of the “Best Books of 2009”, and which Financial Times called “good descriptive history and a welcome addition to the literature”.

Johan has hosted several documentaries on development and economics, in most cases for American television, including Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis (2010) and most recently India Awakes (2015). For his work, Johan Norberg has received the Distinguished Sir Antony Fisher Memorial Award from the American Atlas Foundation and the gold medal from the German Hayek Stiftung.

MEDIA PLEASE NOTE: EMBARGOED until 11h30, 3 March 2016

What is the FMF Luminary Award?

South Africa, having achieved a democracy in 1994, is a country rich in potential with an unlimited future. The FMF wishes to identify unique individuals who inspire others. These individuals, whether local or international, are elected as FMF Luminaries to memorialise their achievements as an example to all.

Johan Norberg will receive the eighth FMF Luminary Award “…for providing a better understanding of our world, especially the science of happiness and intelligence, and which conditions promote global liberty, prosperity and financial stability”.

The first FMF Luminary Award recipient was Dr Yuri Maltsev “…for his tireless dedication to upholding liberty and the inspiration he brings to the people whose lives he touches”

The second FMF Luminary Award recipient was The Most Revd Dr Thabo C Makgoba “…for his lifelong dedication to all the peoples of South Africa and for ceaselessly demonstrating the highest level of integrity”

The third FMF Luminary Award recipient was Dr Pauline Dixon “…for her dedication to researching and tirelessly promoting practical solutions to schooling challenges and education entrepreneurship in low-income communities”

The fourth FMF Luminary Award recipient was Dr Sam Motsuenyane “…for outstanding individual enterprise excellence and leadership, consistently demonstrated over many decades in overcoming adversity and inspiring the people of South Africa”

The fifth FMF Luminary Award recipient was Advocate George Bizos “…for his fearless defence of South Africa’s struggle heroes, his tenacious fight for freedom and justice and his dedication to upholding the constitution and the rule of law”.

The sixth FMF Luminary Award recipient was Dr Richard Maponya “…for his outstanding entrepreneurial achievement and leadership as a self-made businessman under the almost impossible conditions of apartheid and being a beacon of hope for aspiring young South African entrepreneurs”.

The seventh FMF Luminary Award recipient was Raymond Ackerman “…in recognition of his role as a great entrepreneur who followed his dream and changed retailing in South Africa for the lasting benefit of all consumers”.

Media Enquiries                                                                 

Jayne Boccaleone
082 904 3616
jboccaleone@gmail.com 

Other Enquiries

Joan Evans
011 884 0270
joanevans@fmfsa.org

IRR TV

MEDIA PLEASE NOTE: EMBARGOED until 11h30, 3 March 2016

INVITATION

Media briefing & PRESENTATION of the 8th FMF LUMINARY AWARD

On Thursday, 3 March 2016

JOHAN NORBERG

will be presented with the 8th FMF Luminary Award

and deliver an address on

“The Swedish Model: myth, reality and lessons for the world”

Sweden, revered by many South Africans because the anti-apartheid movement received proportionately more support from it than virtually any other country, 
is one of the world’s most prosperous, stable and peaceful countries.

Come and listen to Johan Norberg, freelance author, lecturer and documentary filmmaker, demystify the “Swedish model”, which has been so successful that it enjoys mythical status; separate myth from reality and suggest lessons the world and South Africa can learn from Sweden’s experience; and unpack the paradox of Sweden being the world’s iconic welfare state while having one of its most capitalistic economies.

***

Thursday, 3 March 2016

12h00 – 12h30 Registration (Refreshments available)
12h30 – 12h45 Presentation of award
12h45 – 13h30 Address by Johan Norberg

Venue: FMF, Block 5 Bryanston Gate, 170 Curzon Road, Bryanston
(opposite Sandton Medi-Clinic)

RSVP by clicking on http://www.freemarketfoundation.com/View-Event?i=107
Essential as seating is limited

Guests welcome – NB – please register each attendee separately.

No need to respond if you will not be attending

***

Background on Johan Norberg:

Johan Norberg is a freelance author, lecturer and documentary filmmaker, born in 1973. He is a native of Sweden, and a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. and the European Centre for International Political Economy in Brussels. He received his M. A. in the History of Ideas from the University of Stockholm. He is a board member of the Mont Pelerin Society.

Johan has written 15 books and edited three, covering a broad range of topics, including global economics and classical liberal thought. His 2003 book In Defence of Global Capitalism has been published in more than 25 countries. More recently he has written Financial Fiasco : How America’s Infatuation with Homeownership and Easy Money Created the Economic Crisis, which the British magazine The Spectator named one of the “Best Books of 2009”, and which Financial Times called “good descriptive history and a welcome addition to the literature”.

Johan has hosted several documentaries on development and economics, in most cases for American television, including Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis (2010) and most recently India Awakes (2015). For his work, Johan Norberg has received the Distinguished Sir Antony Fisher Memorial Award from the American Atlas Foundation and the gold medal from the German Hayek Stiftung.

MEDIA PLEASE NOTE: EMBARGOED until 11h30, 3 March 2016

What is the FMF Luminary Award?

South Africa, having achieved a democracy in 1994, is a country rich in potential with an unlimited future. The FMF wishes to identify unique individuals who inspire others. These individuals, whether local or international, are elected as FMF Luminaries to memorialise their achievements as an example to all.

Johan Norberg will receive the eighth FMF Luminary Award “…for providing a better understanding of our world, especially the science of happiness and intelligence, and which conditions promote global liberty, prosperity and financial stability”.

The first FMF Luminary Award recipient was Dr Yuri Maltsev “…for his tireless dedication to upholding liberty and the inspiration he brings to the people whose lives he touches”

The second FMF Luminary Award recipient was The Most Revd Dr Thabo C Makgoba “…for his lifelong dedication to all the peoples of South Africa and for ceaselessly demonstrating the highest level of integrity”

The third FMF Luminary Award recipient was Dr Pauline Dixon “…for her dedication to researching and tirelessly promoting practical solutions to schooling challenges and education entrepreneurship in low-income communities”

The fourth FMF Luminary Award recipient was Dr Sam Motsuenyane “…for outstanding individual enterprise excellence and leadership, consistently demonstrated over many decades in overcoming adversity and inspiring the people of South Africa”

The fifth FMF Luminary Award recipient was Advocate George Bizos “…for his fearless defence of South Africa’s struggle heroes, his tenacious fight for freedom and justice and his dedication to upholding the constitution and the rule of law”.

The sixth FMF Luminary Award recipient was Dr Richard Maponya “…for his outstanding entrepreneurial achievement and leadership as a self-made businessman under the almost impossible conditions of apartheid and being a beacon of hope for aspiring young South African entrepreneurs”.

The seventh FMF Luminary Award recipient was Raymond Ackerman “…in recognition of his role as a great entrepreneur who followed his dream and changed retailing in South Africa for the lasting benefit of all consumers”.

Media Enquiries                                                                 

Jayne Boccaleone
082 904 3616
jboccaleone@gmail.com 

Other Enquiries

Joan Evans
011 884 0270
joanevans@fmfsa.org

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