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Contra Krugman: Demolishing the Economic Myths of the 2016 Election

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May 21, 2016Seattle, WA

Sessions have been archived and will be available for viewing by May 27 at Mises.org    Photos can be downloaded at Mises.org/Seattle16

Join Walter Block, Tom Woods, Bob Murphy, Ryan McMaken, and Jeff Deist at the Mises Circle, Town Hall Seattle as they demolish the economic myths of the 2016 election.

As economist William Anderson explains, "presidential elections in the United States spawn Really Bad Economic Policies, and 2016 is a vintage year."

Candidates promise everything from living wages to free health care and college. Proposals about how to run whole segments of the economy are made with a straight face. The most tired and hackneyed ideas about income equality, corporate greed, creating jobs, and paying one's fair share of taxes are trotted out. And millions of voters apparently believe it all, falling for the same promises of free stuff and prosperity from Washington. 

How do political candidates get away with this nonsense, year after year and election after election? More importantly, what can we do as individuals to fight the entrenched economic illiteracy that keeps politicians in business?

Join us in Seattle as we explore that very question—and demolish the economic myths being peddled in the 2016 election. We'll have a great brunch at the beautiful and historic Town Hall venue, followed by the most interesting and un-PC talks you'll hear all year—with plenty of time to meet the speakers and discuss the issues. 

Bob Murphy and Tom Woods, hosts of the popular Contra Krugman show, will tape a live episode with your participation. How does Paul Krugman, the New York Times's resident Keynesian and patron saint of leftwing economics, get everything so completely wrong? Bob and Tom not only have a great time skewering Krugman, but also teach you how to refute the economic fallacies that so many of your family and friends fall for.

Dr. Walter Block, a childhood classmate of Bernie Sanders, will dissect one of the treasured sacred cows of Seattle's latte-Left: minimum wage laws.

Don't miss this great opportunity to network and enjoy brunch with like-minded people, while enjoying the most uncompromising and stimulating talks available anywhere in 2016.   

Registration fee is $50 per person and includes a spectacular brunch buffet with cash bar. Directions and parking information for Town Hall Seattle can be found here.

Students see scholarship application process at bottom of page.

Special thanks to the Harvey Allison Family for making this event possible.

Schedule  Please enter Town Hall at the 8th Avenue Entrance
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Registration, bookstore open (8th Avenue Lobby)
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Brunch buffet with Mimosa/Bloody Mary cash bar (Downstairs)
11:00 a.m.  Last opportunity to purchase books to be autographed
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Book autographs and photos with speakers (Downstairs)
11:30 a.m.  Sessions (Great Hall)
11:30 a.m.  Jeff Deist "The Greatest Myth"
11:50 a.m.  Walter Block "Me, Bernie, and Minimum Wage"
12:10 p.m.  Ryan McMaken "Three Lies You’ll Hear from the Candidates This Year".
12:30 p.m.  Q&A
12:50 p.m.  Break, Bookstore open (Lobby)  Refreshments (Downstairs)
1:10 p.m.    Contra Krugman Show with Tom Woods and Bob Murphy
2:00 p.m.    Adjourn

The Mises Bookstore will be on site, and speakers are happy to autograph books. Bring your Mises Institute Membership card to receive a 10% discount.

To reserve accommodations at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1113 6th Avenue, one block from Town Hall, use this link or call 1-877-410-2551 before April 20 and mention the Mises Institute for a special rate of $175 per night plus tax.

Student Scholarship Applications

Students wishing to apply for a scholarship for sessions and brunch should submit an application and student ID on this Student Event Scholarship Application Form.

The Mises Institute conducts Mises Circles, one-day informative seminars around the country. These events are wholly sponsored by freedom loving, concerned people who want to bring new ideas to their community and businesses. To sponsor a Mises Circle in your region, please call Kristy Holmes at 800-636-4737 or email her.

To inquire about the status of your Membership, call 800-636-4737.

Publicity Waiver: Registering for this event gives the Mises Institute permission to take photos of attendees and use the photos for fundraising purposes. By this authorization, attendees understand and agree that no participant shall receive remuneration and that all rights, title and interest to the photos and use of them belongs to the Mises Institute.

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