Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mises Day at IEA on July 22nd

Peter Boettke writes:
On July 22nd the Institute for Economic Affairs will hold a conference entitled "Why Today's Political Class Needs Ludwig von Mises." This is excellent and very much needed on both sides of the pond. If you are in London, attend; if you are here in the US and involved in an organization that holds such events think of imitating IEA!!! Friedman is great, Hayek is great, Buchanan is great, but there really is no substitute for Mises. When we consider economics as a science for yesterday, today and tomorrow, the one voice that is the loudest and clearest is without doubt Ludwig von Mises.*

I heard about this through Anthony Evans at his excellent blog The Filter.

*Favorite rhetorical point from Mises: "The body of economic knowledge is an essential element in the structure of human civilization; it is the foundation upon which modern industrialism and all the moral, intellectual, technological, and therapeutical achievements of the last centuries have been built. It rests with men whether they will make the proper use of the rich treasure with which this knowledge provides them or whether they will leave it unused. But if they fail to take the best advantage of it and disregard its teachings and warnings, they will not annul economics; they will stamp out society and the human race." (Human Action, p. 885).
This is great news, but don't forget everyday is Mises Day at Mises.org

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