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Inflation: Causes, Consequences, and Cure

Mises Circle Tampa 2024

While the government tries to hide the consequences of inflation in its official statistics, Americans see and feel it every time they visit the grocery store. The state and its media lapdogs try to blame inflation on corporate greed, but the true source of inflation is the Federal Reserve and the banking system.

Join the Mises Institute in Tampa for our first event of 2024 to discuss inflation’s causes, consequences, and cure. Our speakers—Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman—will uncover the state’s deceit to reveal what inflation really is: deliberate debasement of the dollar to create winners and losers. The main beneficiary is of course the government, but as the speakers will show, inflation infects the whole economy, creating business cycles, financial instability, and unending strain on household budgets.

We’ll meet at the Centre Club, 123 S West Shore Blvd., 8th Floor, on Saturday, February 17, 2024. 

The event will start at 9:00 a.m. and will end at 12:00 p.m. Registration is $60 per person and includes all lectures and a catered breakfast.

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

Social Hour

We will have an optional social hour on Saturday afternoon after the event at World of Beer in Tampa from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $65 and will include an appetizer buffet, beer, and wine. All event speakers will attend.


9:00 a.m. - Registration and breakfast begin

10:00 a.m. - Opening and welcome remarks

10:10 a.m. - Tom DiLorenzo, "Who Benefits from Inflation?" 

10:40 a.m. - Patrick Newman, "The Redistributive Effects of Monetary Policy"

11:10 a.m. - Break, bookstore open

11:20 a.m. - Joe Salerno, "Hyperinflation and the Destruction of Human Personality"

11:50 a.m. - Closing remarks

12:00 p.m. - Adjourn

Submit your student scholarship application here for free admission to the event.

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

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