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Mises Meetup in Tampa, Florida

Tampa, FL

February 19, 2022Tampa, Florida

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View the event schedule here. Photos of this event are available at Mises.org/22Tampa.

Is Florida Free(r)? 

The covid crisis—real or manufactured—accelerated the existing trend of Americans migrating from blue states to red. California, New York, New Jersey, and Illinois all appear to be losing population and influence, while the South, Southwest, and Mountain West all have housing booms and growing economies. No part of the country enjoys more hype, and more net migration, than the Sunshine State. Weather aside, Florida has attracted new residents by resisting lockdowns, masks, and vaccine mandates perhaps more than any other state. Is this real federalism in action? Will Florida become more free and more prosperous as a result of its relatively open approach to Covid? Will it become a haven for liberty-minded people from across the country, with a friendly business and tax environment? Or will all the new arrivals turn it politically blue, as Democrats have predicted for years?

Join us in Tampa for a great event you won't want to miss! We'll meet in a beautiful setting high atop the city and bay at The Tampa Club, at 101 East Kennedy Boulevard (The Bank of America building).
The meetup takes place on Saturday, February 19, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Member registration is $45 and nonmember registration is $60. Both tickets will include catered lunch. The speaker lineup includes:

  • Patrick Newman, Mises Fellow and professor of economics at Florida Southern College: Can Florida Survive the Inflationary Bubble?

  • Jordan Schachtel, independent journalist: Why Florida Covid Policies Matter

  • Tho Bishop, mises.org editor: The Outlook for Florida Politics

  • Mike Maharrey, 10th Amendment Center and Schiffgold managing editor: Real Time Federalism in Florida

The dress code for The Tampa Club is business casual or business traditional. Nice denim is permitted, but no t-shirts, shorts, or athletic attire. 

Students apply for a scholarship here.


Special thanks to Liberty Villages and the Shrader family for sponsoring this event.

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