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ASI: A Celebration of Milton Friedman

ASI Logo

This ASI event on Monday, subtitled “Three steps towards a freer world” offers an opportunity to catchup on your Freidman. I haven’t heard the others speak but Dr Butler is entertaining. Peter Lilley MP, former Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, will speak on the case for the legalisation of cannabis. Dr Adam Martin,…

Why Hayek matters

Friedrich Hayek portrait

This Wednesday 26 September at the St Stephens Club: Dr Eamonn Butler talks to the Adam Smith Institute about the relevance of the ideas of Friedrich Hayek to understanding contemporary economic issues. Dr Butler also seems likely to talk about his book “Friedrich Hayek”, which will be on sale. Many of you will be all…

The Ayn Rand Lecture: The Long-term Consequences of the Financial Crisis

John A Allison

The ASI’s Ayn Rand Lecture will be presented by John Allison and will examine the “Long-term Consequences of the Financial Crisis”: John Allison held [his position at BB&T] during the height of the financial crisis and his banking principles are largely seen as the reason behind his bank’s relative success during the financial crisis. Therefore…

ASI Event: Free Market Fairness

The ASI is hosting a launch/talk for the book “Free Market Fairness”: in which he argues that libertarians can and should care about social justice. […] Provocative and vigorously argued, Free Market Fairness offers a bold new way of thinking about politics, economics, and justice–one that will challenge readers on both the left and right.…

April events

Dates for your diary: 10th April 7pm- The Westminster Village Pub Quiz- The Freedom Association’s monthly event at the Old Star pub. Max 5 per team,  £2 to enter and each member of the winning team will receive a bottle of Freedom Lager! 18th April- The Euro ‘end game’?- The IEA and Bloomberg host a lunch…

Quote of the week

There was a third group in Conservative student politics, those who who followed the the traditionzal agenda of the parties right wing. They had no time for libertarian ideas and favoured a more authoritarian outlook to shape society as it they thought it should be. … For some reason we never discovered this group was…

February events

I fear I have been letting the side down recently, for various reasons I haven’t posted much here lately. To make amends here’s a quick update on some events coming up this month that may be of interest. Tuesday 7th (Tomorrow!): The Adam Smith Institute are having their monthly Next Generation event entitled ‘Will 2012 see…

Video- Detlev Schlichter on Paper Money Collapse

I attended this talk on Tuesday and it was very impressive, if terrifying. I also picked up a copy of the book which is at the top of my to read pile (I did ask him if he accepted payment for it in gold or silver, to whcih he replied no one had offered it…

Detlev Schlichter on “Paper Money Collapse”

An upcomming event hosted by the Adam Smith Institute: Detlev S. Schlichter will talk about his book “Paper Money Collapse”: All paper money systems in history have ended in failure. Either they collapsed in chaos, or society returned to commodity money before that could happen. Drawing upon novel new research, Paper Money Collapse conclusively illustrates…