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Mises Circle in Houston (Sponsored by Jeremy Davis)

January 22

Houston, Texas


(Student scholarship information at end of this page)

Through regulations, taxation, inflation of the money supply, trade restrictions, and tethers on private associations, government is nothing but a massive drain on prosperity. The situation has become deeply dangerous for the future of freedom in this country, with young people unable to find jobs, opportunities being destroyed in sector after sector, banks and corporations living on the dole, and so many regulations that we are iiving under something nearly as egregious as a Soviet-style central plan.

Our speakers will address the implications and what to do about it. They will discuss "free enterprise," words that Obama seems to have difficulty uttering to say nothing of practicing.


How Government Destroys Private Wealth

8:30 a.m.    Registration begins, coffee, Bookstore open
9:30 a.m.    Welcome, Douglas French
9:45 a.m.    Douglas French "Destroying Capital with the Printing Press"
10:15 a.m.  Charles Goyette "Wreckonomics: While the People Sleep"
10:45 a.m.  Discussion and refreshments, Bookstore open
11:00 a.m.  Bob Higgs "Government is Responding to the Crisis -- Run for Your Life!"
11:30 a.m.  Lunch with Congressman Ron Paul, "Banking and the Fed as Enemies of Prosperity"
 1:15 p.m.    Lew Rockwell "Hazlitt and Keynes"
 2:00 p.m.  Adjourn

Bookstore closes 3:00 p.m.

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

Registration fee is $85 per person, which includes lunch and refreshment breaks. (There is a non-refundable registration processing fee of $25 for cancellations with refunds.)

Location: This event will take place in the Ballroom of Hilton Houston Post Oak, 2001 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, Texas. For accommodations at the Hilton Post Oak, call 713-961-9300.

Parking:  Valet parking at the Hilton is $13 for the day or $25 overnight.  On-site garage parking is $10 during Mises Circle.  

Student scholarships are available. Apply online  (Open the application with Adobe Acrobat, and save the completed application as pdf on your computer, then email the saved version along with a copy of your student ID, or fax to 734-448-8148).

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