Archive for March, 2011

The Austrian Scholars Conference – Live from the Ludwig Von Mises Institute, March 10-12, 2011.

March 10, 2011

The ASC is the international, interdisciplinary meeting of scholars working in the intellectual tradition of the Austrian School, the oldest and yet fastest growing school of economic thought.

* Mises Lecture: Helio Beltrao, Mises Institute Brazil
* Hazlitt Lecture: David Stockman, former budget director of Reagan administration
* Hayek Lecture: William Butos, Trinity College
* Rothbard Lecture: Philipp Bagus, University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid
* Church lecture: Mustafa Akyol, Turkish Daily News

The complete schedule including the awarding of the Lawrence Fertig Prize.

Happy 85th, Murray!

March 2, 2011

Today is the 85th anniversary of the birth of Murray Newton Rothbard, one of the greatest economists of the Austrian school, philosophers of liberty, and individual anarchists who defined libertarianism and provided the theoretical framework for a free-market anarchism that is known as anarcho-capitalism today.

He certainly would be overjoyed and giddy about the events of the last two months seeing a rebirth of freedom across many regions of the globe. Moreover, he would be immensely satisfied by the spread of opposition toward military, political, and economic interventionism in the affairs of man.

His ideas today are even more alive than ever before as the truths of self-ownership, natural property rights, and universal ethics expand and create greater peace, liberty, and prosperity.