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The Great Depression: Then and Now <br />(A Mark L. Hart III seminar)</BR>

May 30

Fort Worth, Texas


Bush didn't want to be Hoover, but he was. Obama wants to be FDR, and he is, in the worst possible sense: he is extending the downturn through catastrophic policies.

The Great Depression seems to have taught lessons that are the opposite of the truth. It is cited as a model for how government should respond, but government policy accounts for why a crash turned to a depression in the first place.

It is urgent that people understand the Great Depression in order that we might avoid a repeat that would be even worse. Given what our leaders are doing to us in the name of helping us might wreck the ability of the economy to recover -- for our lifetimes.

This Mises Institute program, a part of our Mises Circle series, will explore this subject with top experts in the field, held at the City Club of Fort Worth, 301 Commerce Street.

9:00 a.m.  Coffee and registration
9:30 Welcome  (Douglas E. French)
9:45 - 10:15   Walter Block, A Recipe for the Next Great Depression
10:15 - 10:45  Thomas DiLorenzo, What Happened Then and What is Happening Now
10:45 - 11:00  Discussion and Refreshments
11:00 - 11:30  Jeffrey Tucker, Getting the Truth Out: Then and Now
11:30 - Lunch  Doug French, Mises Institute Fights the Bubble and Bust
12:45 - 1:15 Robert P. Murphy, Why Milton Friedman and Ben Bernanke Are Dead Wrong About the Great Depression
1:15 - 2:00 Thomas E Woods, Jr., There Is a Way Out
2:00  Adjourn  

Location: The event will take place at the City Club, which offers a combination of European style and modern sophistication.

Registration fee is $75 per person which includes lunch and refreshment breaks.

AccommodationsCourtyard Fort Worth Downtown/Blackstone. Call 800-321-2211 before May 8 to guarantee a room (mention Mises Institute for a rate of $149 plus tax, double or single).

The Mises Bookstore will be open during breaks and until 2:30pm. Speakers will be happy to autograph books.

James W. Fogal CFP®, Director of Development for the Institute, is available during breaks and after adjournment to discuss charitable/tax saving strategies.

Questions? Write events@mises.org

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