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RE: manifesto

Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 18:38:46 -0800

I entirely agree with what Sauvik Chakravarti has said. However, the
suggested symbol of the party, a screw, may be a bit fruity! Why cant we
have a pair of hands breaking free of socialist shackles as the symbol?

>Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 06:38:40 -0800 (PST)
>From: Sauvik Chakraverti <sauvikc@yahoo.com>
>To: debate@indiapolicy.org
>Subject: manifesto
>Reply-To: debate@indiapolicy.org
>Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!
>i have a few points to add to the party
>1. We are all born with the natural ability to trade:
>what Adam Smith called 'a natural propensity to truck,
>barter and exchange'. Little children gainfully
>exchange toys and food amongst each other. Free trade
>is our birthright.
>2. Free trade requires sound money. We believe sound
>money should be a constitutional right.
>3. We are secular and we believe the free market to be
>one of the secular foundations of human morality. In
>this connection it is worth mentioning that the Hindus
>first said shubh laabh and the Prophet Muhammad, peace
>be upon him, was a free trader. Both religions can
>happily co-exist in the free market. That would be
>true secularism.
>4. We define economics to be a study of the production
>of wealth through the division of labour and
>knowledge. This division is maximum in urban areas
>where dense popoulation causes prosperity. Our urban
>areas are disaster zones while the state misspends
>money on rural development. We see an urban future and
>aspire for an India in which every town and city -
>every dot on the map - every strange name in the STD
>codebook - is a Singapore. That is our vision
>5. We intend to launch the Indian Liberal Party with
>much fanfare by around march 1st 2000. All those
>willing to join should notify. 
>6. The party symbol should be a screw. We screw the
>let me know your comments
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