The Austrian Scholars Conference, March 17-19, 2005, is shaping up to be a spectacular event.
- Thomas Woods will discuss his new book on American history that draws heavily on the Austrian literature.
- Martin van Creveld, the famed military historian, will apply Austrian themes to the issue of war gaming in which computer models are used to anticipate outcomes (it never works).
- Thomas DiLorenzo will discuss 1913, the year modern statism was born.
- Mark Thornton has new thoughts on the role of Cantillon in the history of thought.
- Robert Nelson of the University of Maryland will talk about the place of religion in the arguments for and against free trade.
- Edward Feser looks at Catholic social teaching in light of Hayek on social justice.
- Alberto Mingardi will speak on the place of new technology in the world movement for Austrian economics.
This lineup is just the beginning. There are sixty others papers that will be delivered. There is still time to sign up for the following sessions:
- Film and Liberty
- The Global Monetary Order
- The Practicality of Freedom
- The Firm
- The Failure of American Conservatism
- The Austrian Economists
- Law and Economics
- The History of Political Philosophy
- Money and Banking
There is also room for three more full sessions. Write me with suggestions and proposals.