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Imperialism: Enemy of Freedom

Imperialism: Enemy of Freedom 2006

October 27, 2006October 28, 2006
Mises Institute

Tags Gran GobiernoGuerra y política exteriorHistorial mundialTeoría Política

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Imperialism takes many forms, and is driven by many motivations, but its result has this in common with all forms of state interventions: it fails to achieve the overt aims of its proponents and it leaves the subjects touched by it less free.

It is now widely understood that the US in the post-Cold-War world acts as empire but few understand the inevitable results and costs. This conference will explore what the Austrians have said on the topic, and how that differs from what the critics and proponents of global imperialism have to say.

The Supporters Summit is always an occasion of learning, fellowship, and fun. It provides an opportunity for scholars and Members to meet each other, exchange ideas, and to strategize for the future.

Each speaker will address the theme from the perspective of his or her own particular specialization.


Friday, October 27

1:00 and 1:15 p.m. Shuttles from Auburn University Hotel to Mises Institute
1:00–1:30 p.m. Registration
1:30–1:45 p.m. Welcome (Condon Lecture Hall)
1:45–2:15 p.m. Small States, Global Economy. Jeffrey Herbener
2:15–2:45 p.m. Financing the Empire. Mark Thornton
2:45–3:00 p.m. break
3:00–3:30 p.m. What Empire Does to a Culture. Roderick Long
3:30–4:00 p.m. The International Language of the Austrian School. Jeffrey Tucker
4:00 p.m. Protecting Wealth in an Age of Taxation & Inflation. James Fogal
Followed by optional tours of building expansion
4:30, 4:45, and 5:00 p.m. Shuttles from Institute to AU Hotel
6:00 p.m. Reception at Dixon Conference Center of Auburn University Hotel, Ballroom A
7:00 p.m. Dinner
Presentation of the Gary G. Schlarbaum Award
The Origin and Nature of International Conflict. Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Saturday, October 28, 2006

8:30 and 8:45 a.m. Shuttles from AU Hotel to Institute
9:00–9:30 a.m. A Century of War. John Denson
9:30–10:00 a.m. The Case for Free Trade, Not Imperialism. Walter Block
10:00–10:15 a.m. break
10:15–10:45 a.m. The Firm vs. Nationalism. Peter G. Klein
10:45–11:15 a.m. Taxation, Inflation, and War. Joseph Salerno
11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. lunch
1:30–2:00 p.m. The Classical Liberal Theory of Empire. Ralph Raico
2:00–2:30 p.m. Five Most Common Myths about International Trade. Robert Murphy
2:30–2:45 p.m. break
2:45–3:15 p.m. The Anti-Imperialist League and the Battle Against Empire. Thomas Woods
3:15–3:45 p.m. The Confused Literature on Globalization. David Gordon
3:45–4:00 p.m. break
4:00–4:30 p.m. The New Global Marketplace. Sudha Shenoy
4:30–5:00 p.m. Mises in 1919. Guido Hulsmann
5:00–5:15 p.m. break
5:15 p.m. How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie. Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
6:30 p.m. Concert: The Jihye Chang Trio (Violin, Cello, Piano) Brahms, Beethoven, and more
Ward Conservatory
Reception Following
7:30–8:30 p.m. Shuttles from Institute to AU Hotel every 15 minutes

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