Patrick and Mary Peterson
Terry and Carolyn Gannon
Nelson, author, The Slightest Philosophy
co-founder, Mont Hamilton Society
G. Jeffrey & Sally
David J. and Mary L.G. Theroux,
The Independent Institute
co-founder, Mont Hamilton Society; and SJSU Economics
Executive Director, ISIL
Robert Mish, Mish International
George and Sandy Quinn,
co-founder, Mont Hamilton Society
Agora Financial, LLC and Laissez Faire Books
The Foundation for Economic Education
Cordially invite you to the
5th Annual Ludwig von Mises Birthday Celebration
An opportunity to meet old and new liberty-minded friends, hear one of the most solid yet waggish young Austrian economists, and enjoy superb food
and drink in a beautiful setting.
Date: Saturday 28 September 2013
Time: 6 - 10 P.M.
Silicon Valley Capital Club
50 W. San Fernando St., 17th Floor, San Jose,
95113 (Validated/free parking available in same
building parking garage. It is called the Fairmont Plaza and the entrance is on San Fernando St. between Market St. and First St.")
Featured speaker: Robert Murphy
will speak on
"Socialism, Capitalism, and Interventionism: The Importance of Ludwig
Mises pointed to the lack of free market prices (not the lack of "incentives") as the critical stumbling block of socialism.
In doing so, he enabled the world to better appreciate the functioning of a free economy, and also showed why the "third way"
of piecemeal economic interventionism could not last and must also fail eventually.
Ludwig von Mises was born September 29th, 1881.
“He was the greatest economist of his generation. He was more than that. He was one of the social thinkers of our age…
I never heard a word of personal bitterness or resentment from his lips… It was this powerful challenge, forcing socialists to face their central problem that once caused a Marxist economist,
Oskar Lange who later became a member of the Polish Politburo, to declare in admiration that "in front of every socialist Ministry of Planning there should be a statue of Ludwig von Mises."
- Henry Hazlitt.
"It is difficult to conceive of any person in
our time who has given the world so much, yet been rewarded so little in
return." - Robert Bidinotto.
"Mr. von Mises believed in
choice. He believed that choosing among options determines all human
decisions and hence the entire sphere of human action... While man
could destroy himself and civilization, he could also ascend - in a free
society, i.e., a free economy - to undreamed-of cultural,
intellectual and technological heights...." - The Wall St. Journal.
"It turns out, of course, that Mises was right." - Robert Heilbroner, best selling American socialist, writing in
The New Yorker Magazine, shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Our Master of Ceremonies: Colleen Haight
Assistant Professor of Economics San Jose State University
Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Haight is an Associate
Professor of Economics at San Jose State University. She holds a BA in
French Literature from UCLA, an MBA in Finance from Notre Dame de Namur
University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University.
Her academic research revolves around different types of regulation
and its effect on businesses and communities. Prior to pursuing an academic career, she
spent many years in management in the airline and software industries
before returning to school. She also remains extremely committed to her
community, and has served on the boards of directors for two mid-sized
non-profits providing services for the elderly.
Our main speaker: Robert Murphy
Ph.D. in economics from
New York University, and he has been Visiting Assistant Professor of
Economics at Hillsdale College, Visiting Scholar at New York University,
Research Analyst at Laffer Associates, Chief Economist for the Institute
for Energy Research, Senior Fellow in Business and Economic Studies at
the Pacific Research Institute, Research Fellow at the Independent
Institute, a co-sponsor of our celebration tonight, and author of their
Economic Sense, which
summarizes Mises's Human Action.
Dr. Murphy is author of the books
Lessons for the Young Economist,
The Politically Incorrect to the Great Depression and the New Deal, The
Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism, Human Action Study Guide, Study Guide for Murray Rothbard’s Man, Economy, and
State with Power and Market, and Study Guide to The Theory of
Money & Credit by Ludwig von Mises.
His articles and reviews have appeared in such scholarly journals as
The Independent Review, Review of Austrian Economics,
Journal of the
History of Economic Thought, Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics,
Economic Affairs, American Journal of Economics and Sociology,
of Libertarian Studies, and Homo Oeconomicus. His popular articles have
appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Detroit News, Washington Times,
County Register, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, MarketWatch, The Freeman,
Buffalo News, San Jose Mercury News, Barron’s, Forbes, and
Business Daily. In addition, he has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business
Network, C-SPAN, and other TV and radio networks and programs.
6:00 P.M. - Reception
(Capital Club Banquet Room South and adjoining balcony)
7:00 P.M. - Dinner
8:00 P.M. - Introductions, Speaker with Q & A
9:45 P.M. - Concluding remarks
Attire: Business Casual
Event Price: (Includes
dinner, wine and cheese reception, and a special gift to all attendees)
$900 for a table of 8,
$125 for an individual,
$_______ I can't make the evening, but I support the ideas of Mises
and want these events to continue with my support.
For $125 contribution, I would like to sponsor a
Student/teacher/professor to attend the celebration.
Send Check to: Patrick Peterson, 3582 Sunnydale Ct., San Jose,
or call: 408-505-9041
venue is superb, with breathtaking views of the city, bay and
Please join us to celebrate Ludwig von Mises and his ideas,
championing a free society.
Mises Celebration is a Patrick Peterson & Associates Production.