12 May 2014

Jamie Whyte is the leader of ACT New Zealand, and became leader on 1 March 2014

Jamie Whyte has worked as a management consultant, as a foreign currency trader and as a philosophy lecturer at Cambridge University. His philosophical publications in academic journals mainly concern the nature of truth and belief. Whyte’s books and articles typically attempt to expose shoddy reasoning, especially by politicians. His political philosophy is classical liberalism, in the tradition of Friedrich Hayek. Liberalism is a political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of liberty and equality. Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but generally they support ideas such as free and fair elections, civil rights, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, free trade, and private property.  Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia