VIDEO — Angus Burgin on Hayek, Friedman, the Mont Pelerin Society & the Rise of ‘NeoLiberalism’

Find the video here.

In the mail — The Great Persuasion by Angus Burgin

Just starting The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression by Angus Burgin, the story of Hayek, Friedman and the Mont Pelerin Society.

2010 Mont Pelerin Society Meetings — Program

Read the program here.  Papers are made available to members only.  Strange, but true.

Pete Boettke will report live from the meetings through the week at Coordination Problem.

Remembering Manuel Ayau

Robert Sirico on Muso Ayau, founder of the Universidad Francisco Marroquín and former President of the Mont Pelerin Society.

MEMO: Ludwig Mises on Hayek’s “Mont Pelerin Society” Proposal

From Ludwig Mises’ memo titled “Observations on Professor Hayek’s Plan” (pdf) dated Dec. 31, 1946:

The weak point in Professor Hayek’s plan is that it relies upon the cooperation of many men who are known for their endorsement of interventionism. It is necessary to clarify this point before the meeting starts.

From the Editor’s Note:

. . . → Read More: MEMO: Ludwig Mises on Hayek’s “Mont Pelerin Society” Proposal

history: How $2,000 Launched a Revolution

From Quin Hillyer’s review of Funding Fathers and Foundations of Betrayal:

The good news is that conservative philanthropy often gets more bang for its bucks. In Funding Fathers: The Unsung Heros of the Conservative Movement, Hoplin and Robinson tell a series of inspirational, sometimes heartwarming stories about how this happens. Perhaps the single best investment, . . . → Read More: history: How $2,000 Launched a Revolution

crisis: PDFs & MP3s from the Mont Pelerin Society’s Special Session on the Global Crisis, March 5-7

Speakers include Deepak Lal, Amity Shlaes, Niall Ferguson, John Taylor, Gary Becker, Antonio Martino, Hannes H. Gissurarson, Henry Butler, John Greenwood, Martin Wolf, Timothy Congdon, Peter Boettke, Edwin Feulner, Greg Lindsay, Steve Forbes and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.  (pdf)

Listen to Edwin Feulner, Deepak Lal and Nial Ferguson speak here.  Listen to Greg Lindsey, Steve Forbes . . . → Read More: crisis: PDFs & MP3s from the Mont Pelerin Society’s Special Session on the Global Crisis, March 5-7

fighting back: Mont Pelerin Society Meets in NY

“If you bound the arms and legs of gold-medal swimmer Michael Phelps, weighed him down with chains, threw him in a pool and he sank, you wouldn’t call it a ‘failure of swimming’. So, when markets have been weighted down by inept and excessive regulation, why call this a ‘failure of capitalism’?”

– Peter Boettke, . . . → Read More: fighting back: Mont Pelerin Society Meets in NY

Mont Pelerin Society to Meet in Tokyo

The Mont Pelerin Society celebrates it’s 60th anniversary with a meeting in Tokyo this September with a special focus on Technology and Freedom.

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Random Quote

Rational behavior is not a premise of economic theory .. the basic contention of theory is rather that competition will make it necessary for people to act rationally in order to maintain themselves. — F. A. Hayek

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