House of Cards: Has the US Economy Recovered?

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Join the Mises Institute and guests Doug Casey, Walter Block, Tom Woods, and Bob Murphy at historic Town Hall Seattle!

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The media insists the US economy has recovered from the 2008 crash. Equities markets have enjoyed a bull run since the election. Housing prices are rising in expensive coastal cities. Government offices continue to report that GDP is growing while inflation remains in check. And insiders like JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon insist that American consumers and businesses are upbeat about the future.

But is the supposed recovery an illusion, fueled by an artificial supply of money and cheap credit from the Fed? Are housing and equity prices headed for a fall? Is inflation actually much higher than reported? Will older Americans ever recover their savings lost in the last crash? Will savers continue to lose ground to artificially low interest rates?

Our great lineup of speakers will challenge the conventional wisdom and give us their uncensored thoughts. 

  • Renowned investor and author Doug Casey, appearing via teleconference from his home in Argentina, will offer his insights on the fragility of the world’s financial systems — and steps you can take to protect yourself;
  • Dr. Walter Block will explain why income and wealth inequality should be celebrated rather than condemned; 
  • Tom Woods and Bob Murphy will once again tape their ContraKrugman show live for our audience, where they demolish the latest claims of the state’s favorite court economist Paul Krugman; 
  • Jeff Deist will give his assessment of the Trump economy; 
  • Plus plenty of time for Q and A from the audience.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to network and enjoy brunch with like-minded people in a beautiful venue, while enjoying the most uncompromising and stimulating talks available anywhere in 2017.   

Registration fee is $50 per person and includes a spectacular brunch buffet with cash bar. A limited number of special reserved seats for the Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox game Friday evening at 7:10 PM will be available for those who donate $100 or more to the Mises Institute (before May 4) when registering for this event. First come first served. 

Brunch, registration, and bookstore 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sessions 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Attire is business casual. Directions and parking information for Town Hall Seattle can be found here.

Students see scholarship application process at bottom of page.

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, call them at 888-233-9527 before April 19 and mention the Mises Institute for a special rate of $189 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 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 Institute event in your region, please call Kristy Holmes at 800-636-4737 or email her.

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