NH Liberty Alliance - Harvard Economist Jeffrey Miron Will Be Keynote Speaker For NHLA Liberty Dinner July 11th


New Hampshire Liberty Alliance to release Liberty Rating and name Legislator/Activist of the Year at dinner

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Harvard Economist Jeffrey Miron, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, will present the keynote speech on Sunday at the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance’s annual Liberty Dinner, which will also feature the release of the NHLA’s 2010 Liberty Rating and the award ceremony for the NHLA Legislator and Activist of the Year.

Miron, whose expertise is on the economics of libertarianism or Austrian Economics, has been a vocal critic of the recent bailout bills and the Obama Administration’s fiscal stimulus plan, which are grounded in the failed Keynesian Economical perspective. A popular professor at Harvard, Miron’s course, “A Libertarian Perspective on Economic and Social Policy,” has attracted more than 800 students in just four years.

The NHLA welcomes Independents, Democrats and Republicans who put core American principles above their political affiliations to come and hear Miron speak and celebrate the advance of freedom in New Hampshire at the NHLA Liberty Dinner. The media is invited to attend to cover the event. There will be a cocktail hour starting at 5 p.m., followed by a dinner at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 11 at the Chateau, 201 Hanover St., in Manchester, N.H.

The 2010 Liberty Rating report card, which will be released on Sunday, grades lawmakers based on whether their most-important votes support the principles of individual liberty, personal responsibility and respect for citizens’ rights of self ownership. The grade is also based on lawmakers’ tendency to favor bills that promote good government and recognize the value of voluntary economic decisions or oppose bills that favor government interventionism and government force.

“The NHLA encourages every New Hampshire citizen to use the Liberty Rating report card to learn the facts about how their elected public servants voted and make their decision on whether the representative or senator deserves to be reelected in 2010,” said Mark Warden, chairman of the NHLA.

Besides the Liberty Rating, the NHLA will also name its Activist of the Year and its Legislator of the Year. The Activist of the Year will have served an active role helping the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance advance the bills it supported and defeat the bills it opposed. The Legislator of the Year will be the top-scoring lawmaker in this year’s Liberty Rating.

The Annual Liberty Dinner will start at 6 p.m., and will include dinner, the keynote speech and presentations. The cost is $38 for the public, $35 for NHLA members and $25 for state lawmakers. The optional cocktail reception beginning at 5 p.m. will cost $12 for the public, $10 for members and will be free for state lawmakers. Tickets are on sale now at www.nhliberty.org/dinner2010 and will also be on sale at the door.