A note from the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Sweden:
At the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Sweden we can now look back at our first year in business, and what wonderful year it has been. When we started we were not prepared for the enormous interest for this kind of information in Swedish. We get emails every week from people that want to know more, and from people that wants to help us.
During the year we have translated over 100 articles on several popular topics including Austrian economics, anarcho-capitalism and IP, and we have also built a strong network of good writers that produces articles for us.
In October we were invited to freedom fest (http://www.frifest.no) in Oslo Norway were we gave a popular speech on the theme “Your enemy the state” about Austrian economics and a defense of anarcho-capitalism (http://vimeo.com/17059321).
Next year we will attend and speak at more events and we are already invited to a big event in March that will discuss energy, environment and economy were we will have a speech on money, inflation and the decivilization process in the society.
We were happy to find out that there are old Swedish translations of The anti capitalist mentality, Liberalism and Economics in one lesson Henry Hazlitt that are out of print but we are investigating right now if it is possible for us to publish a new modern version in Swedish. During the year we have also translated Production of security by Gustave de Molinari and What has government done to our money. We hope that we will be able to publish some of these books in Swedish during 2011.
Our site and the number of visitors has increased so much by now so we can expand with forums and other functionality to further expand the community.
There are big challenges in Europe next year, the coming collapse of the euro, the growth of the European central state with taxation and more surveillance, but one thing that makes us look positive on the future is that when we meet young people or people that never have been exposed to these kinds of ideas before, it is easy to make them interested and start to think and to reconsider their beliefs.
We also would like to thank all of you at the Mises Institute for the inspiration in the work you do every day.
With these words we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We are looking forward to see you all in Vienna next year.
Your friends in the struggle for liberty,
Founders of Ludwig von Mises Institute in Sweden
Against the state, for peace and liberty, property and the right to your own life.