Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Perfect Weather, Great Ideas

The Mises Circle in Costa Mesa, California

Ron Paul
Ron Paul

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

Lew Rockwell
Lew Rockwell

Jeff Deist
Jeff Deist

David Gordon
David Gordon

Society Without a State:
Law and Order in a Free World

Join Ron Paul, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, Lew Rockwell, Jeff Deist, and David Gordon as we explore the most interesting and provocative topic of the day: Can society exist, and even flourish, without the state?

The political class insists that government is needed to secure order, peace, and prosperity in society. In fact, they proclaim the state as the source of our liberty and rights!

Register now Yet in truth society already contains the foundations for freedom in the form of non-state institutions that make civilization possible. Civil society and markets — individuals, families, religious and social institutions, private business, even private legal systems — exist quite peaceably without government.

Does government actually tear down the very institutions that make society possible?

Is the state truly “indispensable”?

Can markets capably provide private police, private money, private legal systems, and even private forms of common defense?

Consider a stateless future through pragmatic eyes, as we consider historical examples and apply clear-eyed analysis to understand how societies could secure life, liberty, and property through private organizations in all aspects of life.

We will enjoy a working lunch and seminar from 10:30 a.m. — 3:00 p.m., with plenty of opportunities for you to participate and network with our speakers and attendees.

Student scholarships are available. Application information here.

Tentative Schedule (all times Pacific)

9:30 a.m. — 10:30 a.m. Registration, Coffee, Bookstore Open
10:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. Morning Sessions
11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Table Discussion with Speakers
1:00 p.m. — 2:45 p.m. Afternoon Sessions and Discussion
3:00 p.m. Adjourn
3:30 p.m. Bookstore Closes

Registration fee for Mises Institute Members is $95 per person and includes lunch. Sessions and lunch take place at Avenue of the Arts Wyndham Hotel in Costa Mesa, with complimentary shuttle from John Wayne Airport. To reserve accommodations, call the hotel at 714.751.5100 and mention the Mises Institute for a special rate of $119 per night plus tax. Parking is $5. Driving directions are here. Attire is business casual. Questions: Call Pat Barnett at 334.321.2147 or email her.

The Mises Bookstore will be on site, and speakers are happy to autograph books.

Special thanks to Gary and Nina Turpanjian for making this event possible.