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Mises Circle at Furman University (Sponsored by Furman Conservative Students for a Better Tomorrow)

February 25

Furman University, Greenville, SC

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War: Big Government's Best Friend

War doesn't liberate; it enslaves. It is the state on overdrive: taxing, inflating, kidnapping, killing. Speakers from the Mises Institute explain why an anti-war spirit must always and everywhere be a key component to the defense of economic freedom.


9:00 a.m.  Registration and coffee, Mises Bookstore open
9:20 a.m.  Welcome, Douglas French
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.  Thomas DiLorenzo "The Genesis of the American Warfare State: 1861 - 1890"  
10:30 a.m.  Refreshments and discussion, Mises Bookstore open
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.  Robert Higgs "Not What Our Civics Teachers Told Us: The Relation of War and American Liberties"
11:45 a.m.  Refreshments and discussion, Mises Bookstore open
Noon - 1:00 p.m.  Thomas Woods "What War Does"
1:00 p.m.  Adjourn

The Mises Bookstore will be open 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Speakers are happy to autograph their books.

The sponsors of this event request that questions and comments during the sessions be limited to students.  The speakers welcome discussion with Mises Institute Members during breaks.

Registration fee:  $75 includes sessions and refreshments.  ($25 fee applies to paid registrations needing to cancel and requesting refund.)  

Location: Watkins Room in the University Center of the Furman campus (#121 on this map)

Parking:  Chapel Lot South (#17 on this map)

Attire: Business casual

Accommodations:  nearby Hampton Inn, call 864-834-5550

Full time students: to apply for a student scholarship that covers sessions and refreshments, complete the student scholarship form and save it as a pdf to your computer.  Email the saved pdf 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.

Advance reservations are required.

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