Executive Director’s Welcome Note
The Call of an Entrepreneur
“Capitalism was the only system in history where wealth was not acquired by looting, but by production, not by force, but by trade, the only system that stood for man's right to his own mind, to his work, to his life, to his happiness, to himself.” – Ayn Rand
It is with great delight that I welcome you to our website, one with a different and determined focus to transform the socio-economic and political state of Africa. At African Liberty Organization for Development (ALOD), we are dedicated to educating society on the benefits of capitalism and fostering public awareness of important policy issues concerning business, government and civil society. ALOD works through seminars, outreaches, camps, essay competitions, drama, publications, articles, etc. ALOD seeks to promote enlightened inquiry based on sound values and scholarship.
We are focused on preparing a working blueprint for change across African countries as we promote the ideals of capitalism in a free-market system, property rights, and entrepreneurship. We emphasize private, voluntary action to solve local and international problems such as pollution, unemployment, corruption, and poverty.
Our student arm also helps young people to embrace entrepreneurship and personal capacity development, to provide support for planning new businesses, to develop budgets and marketing strategies, and to figure out how to be prosperous.
It all started after the discovery that Africa was not founded on socialism or communism, but on free market enterprise system. A misconception of the moral culture to genuinely assist others in need, using the template of a presumptuous notion of equality (even distribution of wealth between the poor and the rich), was conceived to become the welfare state with pseudonyms like socialism, communism or welfarism. This misconception grew so widely accepted that the proponents, overtime, grew to become dictators, subjecting the people whom they intended to ‘help’ to regimes of second-slavery and dehumanization. This contradicts what Africans were known for in the pre-colonial era, where individuals and families lived peacefully and survived based on voluntary and ethical exchanges of goods and services with great benefit to the socio-economic and political system. This is the foundation for Africa’s true development.
It is therefore with great pleasure that I invite you to take a quick journey through this site, acclimatize yourself with our objectives and vision, while we look forward to welcoming your partnership, contributions and voluntary actions towards securing true development for Africa.
We have planned several programs for 2016. One is to publish a book entitled “How Africans Underdeveloped Africa”. To sustain our drive for a prosperous Africa, you can contribute by donating cash/materials, sponsoring university seminars, outreaches, camps, essay competitions, and book publication/donations.
Appreciation goes to:
Network for a Free Society: thanks for your continuous belief in us to deliver,
Kids4biz.org: for being very supportive,
Language of Liberty Institute: our best Liberty Camp partner,
International Society for Individual Liberty: the Jonathan Gullible project is a blast,
ACTON Institute: for supporting us with resources during our events; this year's theme was derived from your work,
Atlas Network: for all your years of support, and
Foundation for Economic Education and Institute for Humane Studies: your donations of student materials cannot be underestimated.
IMANI (Ghana), IPPA (Nigeria), COMESA (Zimbabwe), IREN and ESPOIR (Kenya), INENG and FMF (South Africa), and a host of others, your partnership has been very productive.
Thank you all.
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News from the 2015 Liberty and Entrepreneurship Camp held at Tanzania Catholic Bishop Conference Centre from November 22...Posted by African Liberty Organization for Development - ALOD Policy Think-tank on Thursday, December 3, 2015