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Douglas Carswell MP at The Next Generation

Speaker: Douglas Carswell MP

Date: Tuesday 2 October 2012

Time: 06:00pm - 08:00pm

Location: 23 Great Smith Street, SW1P 3BL

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Douglas Carswell MP speaks to the ASI's Next Generation on his new book "The End of Politics and the Birth of iDemocracy".

In "The End of Politics and the Birth of iDemocracy" Carswell argues that the west is in crisis. Governments have grown too big, living beyond their means - and ours. Should we despair? Actually, no. At the precise moment Big Government becomes unaffordable, the internet revolution makes it possible to do without it. The old political and economic order is about to give way to something vastly better. Douglas Carswell is a prolific writer, blogger and commentator. He was elected to Parliament in 2005 and Parliamentarian of the Year by readers of the Spectator.

This event is for under-30s.

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Why Hayek Matters - The ideas of F.A. Hayek and what they can tell us about the modern world

Speaker: Dr Eamonn Butler

Date: Wednesday 26 September 2012

Time: 06:00pm - 08:00pm


Location: St Stephen's Club, 34 Queen Anne's Gate, London, SW1H 9AB

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Dr Eamonn Butler talks to the Adam Smith Institute about the relevance of the ideas of Friedrich Hayek to understanding contemporary economic issues. Dr Butler is the author of "Friedrich Hayek: The ideas and influence of the libertarian economist". Friedrich Hayek is a straightforward outline of the life and work of the great Nobel economist, social theorist and scourge of socialism, whose ideas influence Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, and helped change the course of history.

Eamonn has degrees in economics, philosophy and psychology, gaining a PhD from the University of St Andrews in 1978. He is the author of books on the pioneering economists Milton Friedman, F A Hayek, Ludwig von Mises and Adam Smith, and co-author of "Forty Centuries of Wage and Price Controls", and author of "The Best Book on the Market", "The Rotten State of Britain" and "The Alternative Manifesto".

Doors will open at 6:00pm for a drinks reception, with Dr Butler's speech starting at 6:30pm sharp. Copies of Friedrich Hayek will be available for purchase.

Prof Steve Horwitz: Why Paul Krugman is wrong about the recession

Speaker: Prof Steve Horwitz

Date: Monday 3 September 2012

Time: 12:30pm - 02:00pm


Location: Adam Smith Institute, 23 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BL

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Prof Steve Horwitz will debunk Paul Krugman's myths about the recession and explain why the Keynesian path to recovery won't help us, and what free market policies will.

Prof Steve Horwitz is a Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. He holds degrees in Economics from The University of Michigan and George Mason University and is an expert on Austrian economics, Hayekian political economy, monetary theory and history.

Please note that this is a lunchtime event. Light refreshments will be served.

The Liberty Lectures 2012

Date: Thursday 23 August 2012

Time: 02:00pm - 06:00pm


Location: Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ

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The Liberty Lectures are a free afternoon seminar of talks, questions, and debate on key liberal ideas for current University students.

This August, the conference will cover economics, history and politics, with lectures on four big ideas that will change how you view the world:

Dr. Anthony J. Evans on 'Only Individuals Choose'
Dr. Mark Pennington on 'Public Choice Theory'
Dr. Steve Davies on 'History as the Story of Liberty'
Jamie Whyte on 'Causes of the Next Financial Crisis'

Places are limited and will be allocated strictly on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to

Freedom Week 2012

Date: Monday 16 July 2012 to Saturday 21 July 2012

Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm

Location: Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

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Freedom Week is an annual, one-week seminar designed to teach students about classical liberalism and free market economics.

If your application is successful, you will spend five days learning about liberty from some of Britain’s leading thinkers.

You will also have the opportunity to network with fellow students, academics, and think tank representatives - all in a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of free time and nightly social activities.

Freedom Week is entirely free for the students: there is no charge whatsoever for accommodation, food, tuition or materials.

Freedom Week 2012 will be held at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, from Monday 16 to Saturday 21 July. Applications will close on Sunday 20 May.

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