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Where Are We Headed in 2016?

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January 30, 2016Houston, Texas

Photos of this event, including individual photos with speakers, are available for download at mises.org/Houston16.

2016 is an election year, and already the Hillary/Bernie/Trump saga has consumed most of the media’s oxygen for several months. As usual, politics brings division and anger: Americans literally fear having one disfavored candidate or another occupying the White House next.

And so it goes. Lobbyists and super PACS spend billions, the candidates spend millions, and the whole sordid spectacle grinds on. From the libertarian perspective, there are worrying questions about the various candidates’ plans to tax, regulate, conscript, and wage wars.

But what does it all portend? Will the libertarian message get swept under the rug over the next year, as the candidates unleash an orgy of statist rhetoric? Or are hopeful cracks beginning to show, as the two parties, mainstream media, academia, and PC enforcers increasingly lose credibility with the public?

As Murray Rothbard argued, libertarians by necessity should never allow themselves to get bogged down or depressed by the political landscape of the day. On the contrary, Murray argued, we should enjoy skewering the political class — and remain hopeful for the long-term prospects of liberty.

In that spirit, please join us and our speakers-- Ron Paul, Lew Rockwell, Bob Murphy, and Jeff Deist — as we examine the issues of the day and the future for liberty in 2016 and beyond. Lew will present us with “3 Reasons for Hope,” while Ron Paul takes a look at “What’s Ahead.” Jeff Deist examines what the battle between the alt-Right and the socialist Left means for liberty. Bob Murphy provides insights into why the Fed's magic tricks won't work.

Large selections from the Mises Bookstore will be available for purchase. Show your Mises Membership card to the cashier for a 10% discount. Speakers are happy to autograph books.

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with the first session at 10:00 a.m. and the last session ending at 3:00 p.m.

Sessions and lunch take place at Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport with complimentary parking. Attire is business casual. Driving directions are here. For accommodations at the Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport, call them at 713-943-7979 before January 22 and mention the Mises Institute for a special rate of $104 per night plus tax, or use this link: Book your group rate for Mises Institute For a free shuttle to the hotel from Hobby Airport call the hotel from baggage claim.

Student Scholarship Applications

Students wishing to apply for a scholarship for sessions and lunch should submit an application and student ID by registering/logging in to the Mises Academy, going to Applications and completing all parts of the 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.

Special thanks to Christopher Condon, TJ and Ida Goss, Terence Murphree, and an Anonymous Donor for making this event possible.

Questions: Call the Mises Institute at 334-321-2100 or 800-636-4737 or email Pat Barnett.

Donations to sponsor student scholarships are welcomed.

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

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