Depression, Monetary Destruction, and the Path to Sound Money: The Mises Circle in Greenville
October 3, 2009 - 9:00 AM to 2:30 PMThe Westin Poinsett in Greenville, South Carolina
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.
9:00 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. Douglas E. French, Welcome
9:45 a.m. Douglas E. French, "Bank Failures: Then and Now"
10:15 a.m. Thomas DiLorenzo, "The Founding Fathers of Monetary Destruction"
10:45 a.m. Discussion and refreshments
11:00 a.m. Robert Murphy, "Does Bernanke Have an Exit Strategy?"
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Jeffrey Tucker, "Mises.org's Monetary Mania"
1:15 p.m. Thomas Woods, "Smashing Myths and Restoring Sound Money"
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: The Westin Poinsett, Greenville, South Carolina. 120 South Main Street. Registration fee is $85 per person, which includes lunch and refreshment breaks. (There is a non-refundable registration processing fee of $25 for cancelations.)
For accommodations at The Poinsett, contact Rita Fowler at 1-864-250-7914 before September 10 and mention the Mises Institute for a special rate of $169 per night plus tax.
Student scholarships that cover sessions and lunch are available.
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.