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The Failure of the Keynesian State (Mises Circle, Houston, sponsored by Jeremy Davis)

January 23

Houston, Texas, Hilton Houston Post Oak

The Failure of the Keynesian State, sponsored by Jeremy S. Davis.

To be placed on a waiting list,  please call the Mises Institute at 1-334-321-2100 or email Kristy Holmes. Student scholarships are no longer available.

The New Deal began before John Maynard Keynes propagated his theories. But the state was pleased to have a scientific gloss for its looting, inflating, and controlling ways. The question then and the question now is: does this approach actually stimulate the economy. The Great Depression lasted long past the New Deal. In Japan, the Keynesian way has turned a marvelously productive economy into a stagnant and seemingly permanent mess. What will the same path mean for the U.S.?

Our speakers will address the failures of macroeconomic planning then and now, and urge another path called free enterprise, words that Obama seems to have difficulty uttering to say nothing of practicing.


9:30 a.m.    Welcome, Douglas French
9:45 a.m.    Douglas French, "Bank Failures in a Keynesian World"
10:15 a.m.  Thomas Woods, "Keynesian Predictions vs. American History"
10:45 a.m.  Discussion and refreshments
11:00 a.m.  Congressman Ron Paul, "Prepare for the Worst"
 noon          Lunch
12:55 p.m.  David Gordon, "Best Books Criticizing Keynesian Economics"
1:15 p.m.    Lew Rockwell, "Economics and Moral Courage"
2:00 p.m.  Adjourn

Bookstore closes 2:30 p.m.

James W. Fogal CFP®, Director of Development for the Institute, is available during breaks and after adjournment to discuss charitable/tax saving strategies.

Registration fee is $75 per person, which includes lunch and refreshment breaks. (There is a non-refundable registration processing fee of $25 for cancellations.)

Location: This event will take place in the Ballroom of Hilton Houston Post Oak, 2001 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, Texas. For accommodations at the Hilton Post Oak, call 713-961-9300 before December 29 and mention the Mises Institute for a special rate of $119 per night, plus tax.

Student scholarships are available. Apply online  (Open the application with Adobe Acrobat, and save the completed application as pdf on your computer, then email the saved version along with a copy of your student ID, or fax to 734-448-8148).

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