“This idea that the government has services or goods that they can pass on is a complete farce. Governments have nothing. They can't create anything, they never have. All they can do is steal from one group and give it to another at the destruction of the principles of freedom.”
“The free market punishes irresponsibility. Government rewards it.”
“Morally acting man seeks profit; immorally acting man seeks plunder.”
- Jay S. Snelson
Saturday, 30th July 2016:
· 8 to 8:25am: Registration and coffee
· 8:25 to 8:30am: Introduction by Jayant Bhandari
· 8:30 to 10:15am: "How the Boy Crisis Expands Government and Undermines Morality,” by Dr Warren Farrell
Dr Farrell has been chosen by the Financial Times as one of the world’s top 100 thought leaders. His books are published in over 50 countries, and in 17 languages. They include two award-winning international best-sellers, Why Men Are The Way They Are plus The Myth of Male Power. Dr Farrell’s The Myth of Male Power challenges the feminist analysis of power and documents how it has damaged universities, the government, relationships and children. In Why Men Earn More, Dr Farrell says the interpretation of the pay gap as based on discrimination is both inaccurate and undermines women. Dr Farrell has taught at the university level in five disciplines, and appeared on more than 1,000 TV and radio shows, from Oprah to Larry King Live. He has been featured repeatedly in Forbes, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He has two daughters, and lives with his wife in Mill Valley, California, and virtually at www.warrenfarrell.com.
· 10:15 to 10:45am: “The Fallacy of Belief, or Yes Virginia, there is no Santa Claus,” by Mickey Fulp
Mr Fulp is a Certified Professional Geologist with a B.Sc. Earth Sciences with honor from the University of Tulsa, and M.Sc. Geology from the University of New Mexico. Mickey has over 35 years’ experience as an exploration geologist and mining analyst in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. In addition to his ongoing work as an analyst and newsletter writer, Mickey has written and spoken extensively on freedom, libertarianism, individual rights, science and reason, and pacifism. He operates a small farm in central New Mexico, raising beef cattle and free-range domesticated rabbits, and likes to hunt and fish. Mickey’s life philosophy is “Do not tread on me and I will not tread on you.”
· 10:45 to 11:15am: Coffee
· 11:15 to 11:45am: “A Conversation with Mr. Malthus,” by Paul Alves
Mr Alves has been a design engineer for 40 years having spent 10 years as a plant engineer. He has a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary. He started AP Dynamics Inc. in 1998. Today with 28 design engineers, APD tackles complex challenges in modeling and simulation and is one of a handful of companies specialized in the problem solving areas of acoustics, vibrations, pipeline design and dynamics in the world.
· 11:45 to 12:45pm: “Why Charity is Destructive Both in Theory and in Practice,” by Doug Casey
Mr Casey, founder of Casey Research, is one of the most sought after speakers. He has written two New York Times bestsellers, including “Crisis Investing,” which was #1 for 19 weeks. He frequently contributes to LewRockwell.com and the Liberty. He has recently published two new books, “Totally Incorrect” and “Right on the money.”
· 12:45 to 1:45pm: Lunch
· 1:45 to 3:00pm: “The Myth of Male Power: How the Feminist Analysis of Male-Female Power Has Silenced Men, Infantilized Women, and Corrupted the Social Sciences,” by Dr Warren Farrell
· 3:00 to 3:20pm: “India: Growing up in a repressive society,” by Rajni Bala
Ms Bala, works as a Financial Analyst. She practices Vipassana meditation, which has significantly changed her perspective on life.
· 3:20 to 3:50pm: Coffee
· 3:50 to 4:30pm: “Democracy, Welfare, and Migration: West’s March to Self-destruction,” Jayant Bhandari
Jayant is a contributing editor of the Liberty magazine and has written for the Mises Institute, the Mises Institute (Canada), Casey Research, Le Québécois Libre, Sprott’s Thoughts, LewRockwell.com, etc.
· 4:30 to 5:30pm: “Most Libertarians are as Poor as Church Mice. Why?” a discussion between Doug Casey, Rick Rule and Albert Lu
Mr Lu is the managing director of WB Wealth Management, an investment advisory firm, and host of The Power & Market Report, an alternative market news and opinion program. He is a vocal proponent of the Austrian School. His opinions have appeared in numerous print and online news media publications including TalkMarkets, The Daily Caller, MarketWatch, SmartMoney, CNBC, and Fox Business.
Linked here are video recordings of earlier year seminars.
“It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a 'dismal science.' But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance.”
“..if we wish to preserve a free society, it is essential that we recognize that the desirability of a particular object is not sufficient justification for the use of coercion.”
“To the masses, the catchwords of Socialism sound so enticing… so they will continue to work for Socialism, helping thereby to bring about the inevitable decline of the civilization which the nations of the West have taken thousands of years to build up.” - Ludwig von Mises