We all had a great and producttive time in Colorado at this event, sponsored by the Limited Government Forum. It was a record attendance and all the speeches were great. Doug French’s new book was rushed in from our warehouse, and I had my first look at it. It is just beautiful, and the first book to really answer the question “why?” concerning the most famous bubbles in history.
The theme of the conference concerned the parallels between the 1930s and today, and it became clearer than ever the way misunderstanding history can have just a huge effect on our future. The talks clarified the New Deal in ways that were quite devastating. You might say it was subversive of all conventional wisdom. The talks will be online in the coming weeks.
And here is my instant cultural roundup of Colorado based on one day’s observations. The people are forthright and direct talking like in the Midwest (everyone is a friend) but rugged with a pioneering spirit like Texas. There are no strict class lines discernible in dress or accent. The people drive everywhere and eschew walking unless they are wearing the right gear. They fear rain (even rain in the forecast causes people to fear for their lives) but think snow is completely normal and uneventful. Anyone who takes notice of the huge deer walking along sidewalks is obviously a noob.