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The Mises Circle in Vancouver <br />Sponsored by Almaden Minerals Ltd.

September 13

Vancouver, Canada

The conference is at capacity.

Choice in Currency:  A Path to Sound Money

Mises Circle Meets in Vancouver
(Sponsored by Almaden Minerals Ltd.)
Saturday, September 13, 2008

Vancouver Convention Centre (Parkview Terrace Room)
999 Canada Place

There is a way out of the present crisis: end the government's money monopoly. For reasons of history and bad economics, it is usually assumed that government must have sole control over the nation's money, and enforce this control with demands that no one may use any money other than that which the government has approved. In fact, money is a market commodity. It originated that way, without the help of the state. Indeed, the government is truly incapable of causing a money to come into existence. What the government does is nationalize a money that already exists, and then proceed to destroy it. That is precisely what happened in the case of all modern currencies.

So how can we return money to its natural market home? Why is this so necessary? This conference will address these questions and provide answers that are radical but practical too -- provided we have the will to do what's right.

Registration is $75 (US), and includes sessions, refreshment breaks and lunch.  REGISTER NOW.

Final Schedule

9:00 a.m. Registration, Parkview Terrace Room
9:30 a.m. Welcome
9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Walter Block, "How Private Markets Can Provide Money"
10:15 - 10:35 a.m. David Gordon, "The Ten Best Books on Money"
10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Joseph Salerno, "A New Currency for the World"
11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Thomas DiLorenzo, "The Founding Father of Central Banking"
11:45 a.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Douglas French "Booms and Busts"
1:30 p.m. Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., "The Social Imperative of Sound Money"
2:00 p.m. Adjourn

James W. Fogal, CFP®, ChFC will also be on hand to discuss tax strategies.

The Mises Institute Bookstore will be open until 2:30 p.m. and speakers are happy to autograph books.

For accommodations, contact Downtown Vancouver Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton at 877-602-1008 or 604-605-1465 or email tracy.mcrae@hilton.com and mention the "Mises Institute" before August 12 for a special rate of $185 Canadian per night, plus tax, including full hot breakfast and complimentary shuttle service to the Convention Centre where the Mises Circle will be held.

Questions:  contact Patricia Barnett.

For airport transportation links and general visitors information, please see www.tourismvancouver.com and http://www.hellobc.com/en-CA/default.htm

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