Supporters Summit 2010- Auburn, AL
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The Economic Recovery: Washington's Big Lie
What a remarkable struggle underlies all the headlines we see today. The state keeps restricting, taxing, closing, hindering, and destroying, but private markets keep struggling to innovate, develop, build the future. It has never been clearer that the future of liberty is bound up with the development of the private-sector, even as government keeps hitting it with hammer blows.
The state's efforts to stimulate have had the reverse effect. The recovery is largely a myth, as this conference will demonstrate. Real change must rest on an intellectual foundation. And that means sound economic theory and policy in the Misesian tradition.
The 2010 Supporters Summit will explore the trends of our time and the critical role of the Mises Institute for a future of freedom. Our speakers this year will discuss all their work with the Mises Institute to build a solid intellectual foundation to resist the onslaught.
FINAL SCHEDULE (Central Time Zone)
Sessions in Wolfe Lecture Hall 2nd Floor, with live-video in Condon Lecture Hall, 1st Floor
Friday, October 8
12:30 and 12:45 p.m. Express-85 shuttle from Auburn University Hotel to Mises Institute
1:00 p.m. Registration, Mises Institute Ward Library (Diehl Bookstore will be open throughout the conference)
1:30 p.m. Welcome
1:45 p.m. Douglas French "Friday Night Lights(out): Bank Failures in Slow Motion"
2:15 p.m. Mark Thornton "Bernanke"
2:45 p.m. Discussion (refreshments in Hogan Graduation Area outside, back)
3:00 p.m. Jeffrey Tucker "How to Reject the Statist Quo"
3:30 p.m. Robert Murphy "Recapitalizing the Banks but Decapitating the Economy"
4:00 p.m. Discussion and refreshments
4:15 p.m. John V. Denson "The Fed, Gold, and Troubled Times"
4:45 p.m. Gary North "How This Recession Has Battered Mainstream Economists: An Austrian Opportunity"
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Optional tours of the Mises Institute, including renovated third floor (meet at front door reception desk)
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Reception in honor of Mises Donor Society Members (Ward Conservatory and Hogan Graduation Area)
6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 p.m. Shuttle from back of Mises Institute to Auburn University Hotel
Dinner on your own.
Saturday, October 9 sessions in Wolfe Lecture Hall, Mises Institute, with live-video in Condon Lecture Hall
8:30 and 8:45 a.m. Express-85 shuttle from AU Hotel to Mises Institute
9:00 a.m. Coffee and bookstore open
9:30 a.m. Stephan Kinsella "How Intellectual Property Hampers Capitalism"
10:00 a.m. David Gordon "The Recovery and Statism"
10:30 a.m. Discussion and refreshments
10:45 a.m. Butler Shaffer "How Do We Know When the State is Lying?"
11:15 a.m. Joseph Salerno "The Financial Crisis and the Death of Macroeconomics"
11:45 a.m. Lunch at the Institute, with Lew Rockwell "The Killing and Reviving of the American Dream" (Hogan Graduation Area and Wolfe Veranda)
2:00 p.m. Peter Klein "Getting Out the Word: Alternative Research, Teaching, and Outreach"
2:30 p.m. Thomas DiLorenzo "How (and Why) Washington Lies About Everything"
3:00 p.m. Discussion and refreshments
3:15 p.m. Robert Higgs "Government's Response to the Crisis: A Fantastic Success, for Government"
4:00 p.m. Adjourn
4:15 and 4:30 p.m. Shuttle from front of Mises Institute to AU Hotel
4:30 p.m. Mises Institute closes
6:00 p.m. Reception at Auburn University Hotel Ballroom (black-tie-optional)
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Autograph session with Jim Rogers (books available for purchase on-site)
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Photograph session with Jim Rogers (Mises Institute photographer will post a link on this webpage after the conference for downloading your photo)
7:00 p.m. Dinner and awarding of the Schlarbaum Prize
Jim Rogers "How I See the World Today"
Followed by Late Night Rothbard Reception at Auburn University Hotel (optional)
The Gary G. Schlarbaum Prize for the lifetime defense of liberty in 2010 goes to James Beeland Rogers, Jr. Jim Rogers has been a constant media presence for many years, accurately predicted the current boom-bust. He uses every opportunity to explain his economic rationale by his investment outlook, which is solidly rooted Misesian theory, not only of business cycles but of the costs of the welfare-warfare state.
In his commentary and investment outlook, he illustrates the way in which sound economics can serve as a critical intellectual infrastructure for understanding and interpreting economic events.
He has been guest professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and is author of several important books on finance and investing. He was raised in Demopolis, Alabama, graduated from Yale and Oxford, co-founded the Quantum Fund in 1970, and founded Rogers International Commodity Index in 1998. Has has set three world records [as noted by Guinness]: One each for motorcycle and car travel and one for a rowing event when he was in college.
The Gary G. Schlarbaum Prize will be awarded at the Mises Institute Supporters Summit in Auburn, Alabama, October 8-9, 2010. The prize carries with it a $10,000 cash award. The prize has been given since 1999. See previous award winners.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND FEES
To make your hotel reservation at Auburn University Hotel phone 800-228-2876 or 334-821-8200 before September 20. Be sure to mention the Mises Institute for a special rate of $114 plus tax (for single or double room).
The registration fee for Mises Institute Members is $295 per person or $425 per couple. The fee for non-Members is $375 per person or $505 per couple. Or you can register separately for the luncheon and closing dinner. You can renew or begin your Membership on this registration form and receive discounts on conference attendance and other benefits throughout the year. Call 800-636-4737 to check the status of your Membership.
There is a $25 processing fee for cancellations.
The conference sessions take place at the Mises Institute, 518 West Magnolia Avenue in Auburn, Alabama 36832. For shuttles between Atlanta, Georgia airport and Auburn, call 888-238-7738 or 334-887-8595 or see Express-85. Driving directions are here.
For qualified full-time students, the registration fee to attend all sessions and meals is waived, based on space availability at the event (submit application form below, with copy of student ID).