The Bahamian Economy in a Changing Caribbean Scene

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In June of 2015, Mort Taylor traveled to The Bahamas to speak at The Bahamian Economy in a Changing Caribbean Scene conference, co-sponsored by the Nassau Institute and the Atlas Network. The Nassau Institute is “an independent, non-political, non-profit institute that promotes economic growth in a free market economy with limited government, in a society that embraces the rule of law and the right to private property.”

Mort was invited to speak at this conference by the Atlas Network. The Atlas Network’s mission “is to strengthen the worldwide freedom movement by cultivating a highly effective and expansive network that inspires and incentivizes all committed individuals and organizations to achieve lasting impact.”

Mort spoke on the importance of competitive markets in the energy industry. However, he warned against deregulation of the electrical industry being regarded as a panacea and stated that Caribbean economies can learn from the good and bad examples of deregulation.

Among the many notable organizations and speakers, Fr. Robert Sirico, of the Templeton Foundation spoke on the morality of free enterprise. The Templeton Foundation encourages “civil, informed dialogue among scientists, philosophers, and theologians and between such experts and the public at large, for the purposes of definitional clarity and new insights.”

This was a great conference, one that Mort was very appreciative to be a part of and attend.

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