Bachmann to Promote Free Market at Oxford
Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) is headed to the United Kingdom to speak at the Oxford Union, one of the world’s oldest debating societies.
The outgoing congresswoman’s speech, to be given on Friday morning, is entitled “Seeds of Progress: The struggle between innovation and bureaucracy.” According to her office, she will focus on how governments can check bureaucratic impulses that limit innovation and instead create a climate that promotes growth.
“It is a high honor to be invited to speak at the Oxford Union and share ideas with some of the brightest young minds in the world,” Bachmann said in a statement. “I believe that it is no coincidence that the greatest explosion of innovation in history accompanied our first experiments with political liberty and free enterprise. If we keep our societies open to innovation, we will continue to see breakthroughs that empower individuals to collaborate and transcend the bureaucracies that are thwarting progress.”
The Minnesota lawmaker was originally scheduled to speak on February 14th, but the event was rescheduled to a month later.