The Inflationary Path to Despotism: The Mises Circle in Phoenix
April 10, 2010Hilton Phoenix Airport
From Ancient Rome through modern-day America, money inflation has been the means by which the state extracts wealth without recourse to taxation.
Such a monetary policy leads to gutting savings, punishing investment, and the launching of economic cycles and even soaring prices and banking disasters. But perhaps the greatest cost is in human liberty itself. The intellectual tragedy here is that few make the connection between the quality of money and the rise of despotism.
The prospect of hyperinflation in our future is the great horror that awaits us on the current path. It will not only mean death to the dollar but the rise of a ghastly statism.
This Mises Circle is devoted to exploring the relationship and providing a path toward permanent freedom. Admission is $85 per person and this includes lunch. Through the generosity of James M. Rodney, each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of Henry Hazlitt's The Inflation Crisis and How to Resolve It.
8:30 a.m. Bookstore Opens and Registration Begins
9:30 a.m. Welcome
9:45 a.m. "Inflation's War on the Free Market" Douglas E. French
10:15 a.m."War and Inflation: Financing the Empire" Thomas DiLorenzo
10:45 a.m. Discussion and refreshments, Bookstore Open
11:00 a.m. "The Cultural Upheaval of Loose Money" Jeffrey Tucker
11:30 a.m. "How Bernanke Is Using the Printing Press to Win Friends and Influence People" Robert Murphy
Noon Lunch, Bookstore Open
1:15 p.m. "The Command Economy: Surging Forward into the Past" Charles Goyette
2:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
3:00 p.m. Bookstore Closes
James W. Fogal CFP®, Director of Development for the Institute, is available during breaks and after adjournment to discuss charitable/tax saving strategies.
Location: Grand Ballroom of Hilton Phoenix Airport. Accommodations: call 480-894-1600 before March 19 and mention Mises Institute for a rate of $139 per night single or double, plus tax .
Scholarships for full-time students 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.