Leonard Liggio, an expert in legal history, examines what we can learn from the European crisis of the 16th century. This crisis was precipitated by the discovery of America and led to serious economic troubles for Spain. Liggio explains that one of the important lessons to be learned is that wealth can have both advantages and disadvantages depending on how it is managed. According to Liggio, 16th-century scholars at the University of Salamanca who challenged the crown's policies were the founders of modern economic analysis. He also emphasizes the importance of using moral and ethical principles to guide economic decisions.
Leonard Liggio is the executive vice president for academics at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, Distinguished Senior Scholar at the Institute for Humane Studies, and research professor at the School of Law at George Mason University. Formerly, he was senior vice president of the Mont Pelerin Society and president of the Philadelphia Society. Dr. Liggio is a member of the advisory council of the Acton Institute in Italy, the Tocqueville Institute in France, and the Hayek Institute in Austria.
Interview with Leonard Liggio by Luis Figueroa Leonard Liggio
Thirty-Fourth Annual Conference, APEE Universidad Francisco Marroquín Guatemala City, April 6, 2009
A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, April 2009 Camera: Jorge Samayoa, Manuel Alvarez; digital editing: Rebeca Zuñiga; index and synopsis: Alexandra Archila; content revisers: Sebastian del Buey, Jennifer Keller; publication: Mario Pivaral / Carlos Petz
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