This academic year, we in the economics department of Loyola University New Orleans will sponsor two separate seminar series, each of them meeting once per month. One is entitled Austrian Classics Seminar, and will focus on such economists as Mises, Hayek, Rothbard, Menger, Kirzner, and Hazlitt, etc. The other entitled Libertarian Seminar will consider readings aimed more at general political economy of the free enterprise persuasion. All meetings will take place in room 324 Miller Hall, from 3:30–5:30pm, on Fridays. Many of the readings will be available for free on the web. If you are in the Big Easy for any of these dates, c’mon and join us.
The first meeting of the Austrian Classics Seminar will take place on September 23; our reading will be this:
“Economic Calculation in The Socialist Commonwealth”
This is a very important 46-page article by Mises on socialism.
Right after this meeting I will be dashing off to Baton Rouge to be part of a kickoff conference for the Ron Paul headquarters of Louisiana. I can take up to four people with me. Let me know if you are interested
The first meeting of the Libertarian Seminar will occur one week after that, on September 30. We will discuss:
Jeff Tucker: Bourbon for Breakfast
Happily, both these readings are available for free on the web.
Just in case you might be interested in attending, here are some of my upcoming off campus speeches:
Sept 13. New Orleans. Ray C. Baas [mailto:RBaas@BaasCapital.com], New Orleans Regional Council for Business Economics. “Economic implications of the war on drugs and the decriminalization/legalization of drugs”. (Ralph’s on the Park restaurant, 900 City Park Avenue; Reception begins approximately 11:45, meeting starts at Noon, speech: from 12:30 to 1:30 including Q&A. contact: President, New Orleans Regional Council for Business Economics, Principal, Baas Capital LLC; 504-957-5506 Direct. COST: $25 per NORCBE member; $30 per non-member guest; $20 per student
Sept. 15–18. Reno. Ron Paul Liberty Political Action Conference.
Steve Bierfeldt, Vice President of Development, firstname.lastname@example.org, 914.420.8669
Sept 23. Baton Rouge, LA. Louisiana Ron Paul 2012 kickoff. Pete Chamberlain, Ron Paul 2012 PCC; Louisiana State Director; (225) 316-6453; (504) 534-8599; email@example.com; (office) 7047 Jefferson Highway, Suite B; Baton Rouge, LA 70806; Topics: “The progress of the Liberty movement, and Dr. Paul’s role in it,” “What it used to be like to push ideas the ‘tea party’ talks about now,” “A realistic vision of what a Paul presidency may look like.” My talk: 8:15–8:45pm. Ron Paul, the Man himself, will be speaking from 6:30–7:00pm at this event. Thus, he will serve as a sort of warm-up band, or opening act, for my presentation.
Oct 4. St. Louis, MO. Emmet J. and Mary Martha Doerr Center for Social Justice Education and Research, School of Social Work, St. Louis University; “Differing Worldviews in Higher Education: Two Scholars Cooperatively Argue about Justice Education” contact: Anna Sandidge, firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; at 7pm. Office: 314-977-2734 home: 314-868-2035. Here’s advanced notice on a debate I’ll be doing in the fall in St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, 10/4/11, at 7pm. I’ll be debating my coauthor Four Arrows (a native Indian progressive liberal activist). Here’s some info on the event: Emmet J. and Mary Martha Doerr Center for Social Justice Education and Research, School of Social Work, St. Louis University; “Differing Worldviews in Higher Education: Two Scholars Cooperatively Argue about Justice Education” contact: Anna Sandidge, firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s info on our co authored book: Four Arrows (aka Don Trent Jacobs) and Walter E. Block. 2010. Differing Worldviews in Higher Education: Two Scholars Argue Cooperatively about Justice Education; Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers; Social justice, you might say? Give me a break. Hey, we’re often accused of speaking only to the choir. I guarantee that this will not be true in this case. The audience will likely not be libertarian at all. So, if you’re around St. Louis on that date, please consider joining us.
Nov 5. New Orleans. Mises Circle, Schlarbaum Prize, Astor Crowne Plaza; “Rothbard, Mises, Rand, and Me”;
Reminder: The econ club meetings on the Thursday window; the first one in this series will be Thursday, September 8: Omar Wasow, Ph.D. candidate in African American studies and Government at Harvard University. Topic: “The Drug War, Punishment and Inequality in America,” taking place in room #208 Miller Hall. Pizza at 12:15pm, speech at 12:30pm, Q&A at around 1:15pm.7:18 pm on September 5, 2011 Email Walter E. Block