A message from our friends at Mises.se
I would like to give you an update on the state of liberty in Sweden. The Swedish Mises institute has so far been in business for little more than a year, and already the prospects for liberty are looking up. It was our goal when we started the institute to make the austrian and libertarian ideas more accessible to a Swedish audience, in part in order to collect the liberty minded people that live here, but also to attract new people that had never been exposed to these ideas before, and since we started our visitor numbers have increased steadily over the months.
Recently, Klaus Bernpaintner, who is an associate of the Swedish Mises-institute, has led the way and organized the very first Freedomfest in Sweden! It is set to take place on the 14th of May, in the Royal Coin Cabinet Museum). Joakim Fagerström, co-founder of the Swedish Mises institute, and Klaus Bernpaintner are going to speak, and among the other speakers are the most popular Swedish libertarian blogger, Henrik Alexandersson, and Maggie Thauersköld, the woman behind the anti-global-warming site theclimatescam.se. Other topics regard gender politics, homeschooling (especially in relation to the state kidnapping of a homeschooled child), the welfare state, and inflation.
This is a truly great initiative, and already the registrations are pouring in. The registration fee is 300 Swedish kronor.
Also, on the 21st of March Joakim Fagerström is set to give a talk with the title “Money, inflation and the process of decivilisation” at the Swedish Energy Conference, a huge event that in the 13 years of it’s existence has had more than 14,000 visitors, ranging from governmental organizations to companies and private persons.
The day after, on the 22nd of March, the first lecture of a 4 part lecture series about austrian economics, called “Reality economics”, will be given by Klaus Bernpaintner at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Already in the first week of registrations approximately 130 people had signed up! The other dates are the 24th of March, and the 5th and 7th of April, and attendance is free.
The future of liberty is really looking up in Sweden, and it is truly inspiring to be a part of it. As I watch all these Mises institutes popping up spontaneously all over the world I am assured on a daily basis in my belief that not only is the fight for liberty alive and kicking, it’s also growing by the day.
Ludwig von Mises – institutet i Sverige