Block’s Speech, Columbia University

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John David Fernandez, Columbia College and Vice President, Columbia University Libertarians, invited me to give a speech at his university on 2/2/10. He was to be the contact person for those who wanted to attend this lecture, but were not Columbia students (and thus could not be admitted). With his untimely passing, other arrangements have had to be made, see below. I shall be dedicating this talk to the memory of John David Fernandez, who I had the privilege to meet at the 2009 Mises University.

Feb 2. New York City, Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall, 8-10pm; topic: Austrian Economics and Libertarian Political Philosophy, plus, my life as a student at Columbia in the late 1960s, reminiscing about the people I met then: my teachers at Columbia: Gary Becker, Jacob Mincer, Phillip Cagan, Arthur Burns, Albert Hart, Jagdish Bhagwhati, William Vickrey, William Landes, Roger Alcaly; from NYC: Murray N. Rothbard, Milton Friedman, Ayn Rand, Nathaniel Branden, Robert Nozick, and Ludwig von Mises; if you do not have access to Columbia; University ID, contact: contact: Jamie Maarten, President, Columbia University Libertarians, who says: tell any non-Columbia students who want to attend this lecture that they can email me ( and I will make sure they can get access to Lerner Hall for the night.

I shall also be giving other lectures in New York City on February 1 and 2, and in St. Louis on February 15 and 16. If you are interested in attending any of these talks, email me for further information.

3:23 pm on January 23, 2010
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