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Mises Circle: Great Economic Myths (A Jeremy S. Davis Seminar)

January 26

Houston, Texas

The economy seems headed for recession, if we aren't already in one. Policy makers are ready with long lists of bad ideas (inflate the money supply, spend more, regulate business, protect induustries against competition) that will only make matters worse. In fact, bad economic ideas can lead to nothing short of calamity; witness the Great Depression, which might be called the era of economic myth.
 
For centuries, the same economic errors have tended to shape the public mind, but there are particular ones in our time that deserve a widespread debunking. As unemployment rises and the politicians plot destructive interventions, the time cries out for clarity.
 
This conference will address the main economic myths that are driving current policy, and explains why they are wrong from the perspective of the Austrian School of economics. You will come away enlightened and prepared to see and understand economic affairs as never before.

REGISTER NOW.  All attendees must pre-register for this event.

Speakers:
 
Walter Block: Roads, Education, and Waterways: The Case Against Public Services
Robert Higgs:  The Myth of War Prosperity
Lew Rockwell: Government as Window Breaker: Hazlitt's Lesson Reapplied
Ron Paul (Invited, to be confirmed): The Economic Crisis
 
Presentation of the Murray N. Rothbard Medal of Freedom to Congressman Ron Paul.

Cost: $75 for Mises Institute Members, includes sessions, refreshment breaks, and lunch.  $125 for non-Members.  REGISTER ONLINE.  .
 
Student scholarships are available.  Apply now.

The location is Maggiano's Restaurant, 2019 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, telephone 713-961-2700.
Registration is from 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. The sessions begin at 9:30 a.m and end at 2:00pm. We'll also have books available for sale.
 
For accommodations, contact Hilton Houston Post Oak Reservations Department and reserve the "Social Rate" of $119 per night plus tax, with Rate Plan Code SJJ.  Or call 1-800-HILTONS with the above information.
 
Questions:  Patricia Barnett or 800-636-4737

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