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How Government Destroys Private Wealth: The Mises Circle in Houston

Houston Mises Circle

January 22, 2011 - 8:30 AM to 3:00 PMHilton Houston Post Oak

Tags Big GovernmentThe FedMoney and BanksU.S. Economy

Sponsored by Jeremy Davis

Through regulations, taxation, inflation of the money supply, trade restrictions, and tethers on private associations, government is nothing but a massive drain on prosperity. The situation has become deeply dangerous for the future of freedom in this country, with young people unable to find jobs, opportunities being destroyed in sector after sector, banks and corporations living on the dole, and so many regulations that we are iiving under something nearly as egregious as a Soviet-style central plan.

Our speakers will address the implications and what to do about it. They will discuss free enterprise: words that Obama seems to have difficulty uttering to say nothing of practicing.

The Program

8:30 a.m.    Registration begins, coffee, Bookstore open

9:30 a.m.    Welcome, Douglas French

9:45 a.m.    Douglas French "Destroying Capital with the Printing Press"

10:15 a.m.  Charles Goyette "Wreckonomics: While the People Sleep"

10:45 a.m.  Discussion and refreshments, Bookstore open

11:00 a.m.  Bob Higgs "Government is Responding to the Crisis—Run for Your Life!"

11:30 a.m.  Lunch with Congressman Ron Paul, "Banking and the Fed as Enemies of Prosperity"

1:15 p.m.    Lew Rockwell "Hazlitt and Keynes"

2:00 p.m.  Adjourn

Bookstore closes 3:00 p.m.

Additional Information

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 $85 per person, which includes lunch and refreshment breaks. (There is a non-refundable registration processing fee of $25 for cancelations with refunds.) Student scholarships are available.

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.

Valet parking at the Hilton is $13 for the day or $25 overnight. On-site garage parking is $10 during Mises Circle.  

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