Manuel F. Ayau

Manuel F. Ayau of Guatemala is a community leader in the best sense of the term. Trained as an engineer, he actively manages or participates in the management of several production and marketing enterprises. He has served as a Deputy of the Guatemalan Congress and advisor in political affairs. In 1958 he founded the Center for Economic and Social Studies to disseminate in Guatemala the ideas of the freedom philosophy. He was instrumental in the founding of Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala City in 1972 and continues, while serving as President of the university, to teach the principles of freedom and market economics to a student body now in excess of 1100.

Manuel F. Ayau's Articles

Presumptuous Protectionism

If someone gets caught selling somebody elses property, he goes to jail.What may be legally bought and sold in the market is limited to legitimate private property acquired by ones own effort or through voluntary exchange with others. Since legal transactions are settled accounts, what is traded belongs to neither the government nor the community. It is private property, and as such the owner can dispose of it at his sole discretion, limited only by other peoples rights. Correct?

- December 01, 2005

The Ideology of Underdevelopment

If a false ideology is the problem, explore the case for freedom at the highest intellectual level.

- October 01, 1978

WANTED: Manager for New Society - Typical Problems to Be Solved

A businessman from Guatemala offers some sobering reflections on the problems of any New Society.

- March 01, 1968

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