Saturday, July 18, 2015

Something Positive

My last several posts have been…negative – for the most part critical of non-libertarian libertarians.  I enjoy doing it and will continue whenever I come across an opportunity.  There is one word that will continue to have meaning, and that word is “libertarian.”

As a libertarian and Austrian, it is tremendously easy to find things about which to be negative – whether in the world around us or regarding those who seem to desire to distort the message.

But this post will be about something positive. 

Sunday marks the beginning of Mises University:

The Mises University is the world's leading instructional program in the Austrian School of economics. Since 1986, it has been the essential training ground for economists who are looking beyond the mainstream.

The program offers courses and seminars on the whole range of the discipline. A core curriculum presents economic foundations, and more than fifty elective classes explore the entire range of economics, in all levels of advancement.

If you aren’t already attending, no worries.  Many of the courses will be streamed live.  Further, for a nominal fee, you can enroll in Virtual Mises University.  The fee offers the possibility participating in forums, submitting questions, and ultimately securing a certificate of participation.

If liberty and free markets are ever to be achieved, it will only happen through education – not through advocating “policy” and not through violent revolution.  The Mises Institute is at the forefront of consistency in these fields, and Mises University is a wonderful vehicle through which many young people can be introduced to or gain a deeper appreciation for freedom.

And while you’re at it, send a few units of fiat digits.  We can all do something to advance the cause.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, this annual event is awesome. Best to stream it and take it all in. I have listened to at least a decade of recorded lectures at this event. I have a special place in my heart (and especially my mind) for the lectures of David Gordon. Your milage may vary. From top to bottom this is the finest lecture series that you can take in. In my humble opinion.