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Mises Circle at Furman University (Sponsored by Ron Wilson; Professional Planning of Easley LLC; and Furman University Conservative Students for a Better Tomorrow)

November 13

Greenville, South Carolina

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The Coming Currency Crisis and the Downfall of the Dollar

FDR followed up on Hoover's attempted inflation by closing the banks and plotting an unprecedented inflation that ended in the paper money we use today. So strong was the faith in inflation that his administration even mandated turning in all gold to the government. It was a desperate move that only made matters worse. 

So it is in our own time. Chronicling the actions of the Fed since the onset of the 2008 meltdown and following has been harrowing, for it reveals an amazing parade of folly. It's as if we've learned nothing from the long history of inflation and hyper-inflation. 

The speakers at this Mises Circle will focus on the relationship between anti-depression policy and inflationary finance, and discuss what the current monetary trends mean for the future of the dollar. 


Watkins Room, Furman University Campus

 8:30 a.m.   Registration begins, Coffee, Bookstore Open
 9:30 a.m.   Douglas E. French, Welcome
 9:45 a.m.   Douglas E. French "Ben Bernanke's Pretense of Knowledge"
10:15 a.m.  George Selgin "A Century of Failure: Why It's Time to Consider Replacing the Fed"
10:45 a.m.  Discussion and refreshments, Bookstore Open
11:00 a.m.  Timothy Terrell "Currency Failures from Argentina to Zimbabwe: A Brief History of Inflation"
11:30 a.m.  Lunch
12:45 p.m.  Mark Thornton "Money: Sound and Unsound"
 1:15 p.m.   Thomas DiLorenzo "How 'Mainstream' Economics Miseducates About  Money and the Fed"
 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.

Location: Watkins Room at Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, South Carolina 29613
Parking:  Chapel Lot South (#17 on map) unless you are directed elsewhere by University security or signs posted on campus.
Driving Directions
Attire: business casual

Registration fee is $85 per person, which includes lunch and refreshment breaks. (There is a processing fee of $25 for cancellations.)

For accommodations at the nearby Hampton Inn, call 864-834-5550 before October 12 and mention the Mises Institute for a special rate of $89 per night, plus tax. 

Full time students:  to apply for a student scholarship that covers sessions and lunch, complete the student scholarship form and save it to your computer.  Email the saved file plus a copy of your student ID or fax to 734-448-8148.

Questions or to register by telephone, call 800-636-4737.  To register by mail, send a check payable to Mises Institute, to Mises Circle Greenville, 518 W. Magnolia Avenue, Auburn, AL  36832.

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