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

May 30

Fort Worth, Texas

THE CONFERENCE IS FULL

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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