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Mises University 2010 Roll Call (Those Attending and Not Attending)

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Jeremiah Dyke Posted: Wed, Jul 21 2010 3:02 PM

Those attending:

Feel free to post or PM your contact info so we can coordinate

Those not attending:

Are there any questions you would like me to ask the professors or students while I’m there?

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Sukrit replied on Wed, Jul 21 2010 8:04 PM

Who are the professors who will be lecturing? Is there a list?

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Im attending. Though I feel uncomfortable giving someone my cotact info that I only know on the internet.

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I'll be going!

Feel free to email me at: nonantianarchist@gmail.com

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Mises U was the one of the best weeks of my life.  How nerdish is that?

I am curious to see if there is consensus around if there can be a business cycle if we were on a 100% gold standard?

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Tex2002ans replied on Wed, Jul 21 2010 11:22 PM

Here is the schedule for Mises University 2010 (PDF):

http://mises.org/pdf/events/mises_university_schedule_2010.pdf

Here is the link to the Event Page:

http://mises.org/events/110

Hopefully I will be able to go to Mises University next year, it would be great to meet with so many people with similar views, and of course listen to all of the economics speeches.

My long term project to get every PDF into EPUB: Mises Books

EPUB requests/News: (Semi-)Official Mises.org EPUB Release Topic

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I'll be there. We should hit the local bars the first night there. 

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Thanks for posting the schedule. I am having a hard time choosing between which lecture to attend Further consideratoin of theory and interest or Theory and History to attend.  The rest of the lectures I pretty much know which to attend.

So who's going to take the test lol? Even if I don't win, I would like to get the certificate that I passed with a good grade on it. My professor pulled some strings to help me get in so i would like to show him his time wasn't ill spent.

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It really sucks that Raico isn't going to be there this year. It seems pretty flimsy on the history side. It will still be interesting to go to though. 

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Joe replied on Thu, Jul 22 2010 6:23 AM

does every talk eventually make it into podcast form?  If I catch all of those, is the only thing I am missing out on is being able to socialize with a bunch of other Austrians?

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abskebabs replied on Thu, Jul 22 2010 6:25 AM

Hi Jeremy,

 

I would really appreciate if you could ask the following and tell me what they say. Both Mises and Rothbard when discussing the law of association mention that in order to generalise it beyond the case of 2 individuals that can produce 2 goods one needs to incorporate economic calculation. How does one explicitly accomplish this task/derivation, and has anyone done it in the past that they can cite as a source? I think Rothbard mentions one but my memory fails me. If I can't find one, this is one of the praxeological excercises I intend to tackle myself this summer.

 

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I. Ryan replied on Thu, Jul 22 2010 10:45 AM

Random question to anyone in this thread who knows. Why won't Hans Hoppe be there this year?

If I wrote it more than a few weeks ago, I probably hate it by now.

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I was asking myself the same question. Art Carden isn't coming either. 

 

Anyway; I went to Mises U last year and I was afraid that there will be a lot of overlap - and there is a lot of overlap - but as far as I can see: I don't have to redo a lot of the lectures I attended after the concurring sessions part of the week starts. 

Anyway; if anyone wants to participate in the oral examination; here are some of the questions I remember from the second round and the final. 

- What policies enacted prolonged the great depression?

- What's the difference in the story of the history of Austrian economics between Salerno and Kirzner?

- What is the relevance of 'Markets Clear' on the J.B. Say shirt? (Guess what shirt I was wearing when I entered the room...)

- What is the difference between Hayek & Mises on the problem of socialism? 

(and in the final)

- What's the difference between case & class probability and what's it's relevance in Austrian Economics?

- What effect do derivates have on the balance sheets of financial institutions? 

- What are the differences and similarities between the Austrian and the Monetarist account of the Great Depression? 

- What does it mean to say that Keynes his theory of interest is a monetary theory and how is it related to the Austrian one? 

- Why is capitalinvestment in foreign countries good for the American population? 

and some others, which I forgot. :)

I passed with honours last year, I'm  aiming for monetary rewards this year, but I'll probably not make it. Didn't study enough. :)

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Thanks for posting the schedule. I am having a hard time choosing between which lecture to attend Further consideratoin of theory and interest or Theory and History to attend.  The rest of the lectures I pretty much know which to attend.

So who's going to take the test lol? Even if I don't win, I would like to get the certificate that I passed with a good grade on it. My professor pulled some strings to help me get in so i would like to show him his time wasn't ill spent.

 

I would advise you to go to theory & history and just read Hulsmann's paper on his theory of interest idea. 

I'm going to take the test. If you want to compare your knowledge; I've written down a few questions from last year that I remember. 

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m curious to see if there is consensus around if there can be a business cycle if we were on a 100% gold standard?

 

According to Philip Bagus - a student of Jesus de Soto - it's possible due to maturity mismatching. 

http://blog.mises.org/11398/the-legitimacy-of-loan-maturity-mismatching-bagus-howden-vs-barnett-block/ (and then follow the links) :)

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Joe replied on Thu, Jul 22 2010 4:00 PM

 

AdrianHealey:

m curious to see if there is consensus around if there can be a business cycle if we were on a 100% gold standard?

 

According to Philip Bagus - a student of Jesus de Soto - it's possible due to maturity mismatching. 

http://blog.mises.org/11398/the-legitimacy-of-loan-maturity-mismatching-bagus-howden-vs-barnett-block/ (and then follow the links) :)

 

I guess someone could argue that is the loan maturity is mismatched, then you weren't really on a 100% gold standard.
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cealfaro replied on Fri, Jul 23 2010 4:05 PM

Im Attending!

you can contact me at carlosalfaro@live.com

480-304-0726

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I would very much like this question to please be asked:

We often hear the claim -- from subscribers to the Austrian School -- that if A occurs, then B will happen with certainty. However, is it not so that a central tenet in the Austrian School is that we can only say that if A occurs, then B will tend to happen (all else being equal), as we are dealing with humans acting with free will? (example: private schools tend to be run better than government schools because X, Y,  etc., but that does not imply that you can never find a single government school that is run better than a single private school)

Thanks! smiley

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"Art Carden isn't coming either."

It was his first time last year to lecture at Mises U.  I thought his lecture on environmentalism was awesome.

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"does every talk eventually make it into podcast form?  If I catch all of those, is the only thing I am missing out on is being able to socialize with a bunch of other Austrians?"

 

Yup, I believe every talk is eventually a podcast.  

As Claude Debussy once said, "Music is the silence between the notes."  

 

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And this would be a nice question too:

What would the system for payments and reimbursements between banks look like without a central bank?

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Gero replied on Fri, Jul 23 2010 6:41 PM

Mises Daily author Benjamin C. Richards said, “Economics is a science in the same sense that mathematics and logic are sciences. Its claims are based on logical deduction from indisputable axioms, and may be illustrated historically, but never verified or falsified experimentally. In the same way, we do not ask for experimental verification that a straight line is the shortest distance between two points on a two-dimensional plane.”

If interest rates are lowered by a central bank, the money supply is expanded, but a recession never occurs to liquidate alleged malinvestments, not because of government intervention, but because the economy seems fine, does this not raise doubt about Austrian business cycle theory? Does not Austrian economics try to separate itself from reality with its neither-falsify-nor-verify methodology?

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Joe:

does every talk eventually make it into podcast form?  If I catch all of those, is the only thing I am missing out on is being able to socialize with a bunch of other Austrians?

Well, a good learning session has a lot of interaction, it is not supposed to be a monolog, although a lot of lectures admittedly are. You would be missing out on being part of that interaction. And I would guess there is a lot of learning interaction outside of sessions. You would be missing out on that too.

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I have made a presentation giving a mathematical proof of the fractional reserve banking money multiplier.

You can find it here.

Please let me know what you think:

  • Is it useful? Or just plain nerdy?
  • Is it comprehensible?
  • Are there points where I explain too much?
  • Are there points where I explain too little?
  • Am I "reinventing the wheel?"
  • Am I guilty of any misunderstandings?
  • Any other comments?

Thanks! smiley

 

(this was also posted in a sticky thread on fractional reserve banking, but I posted it here as well as I thought it might be particularly interesting to those of you attending the 2010 Mises University, and it might also be interesting to see what the lecturer on money and banking thinks of it)

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@J.K. Baltzersen

can you repost the link

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Jeremiah Dyke:

can you repost the link

The link has been repaired in the previous post now.

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abskebabs replied on Sat, Jul 24 2010 10:00 AM

@ J.K., very nice; clear reproduction of simple proof of geometrical series plus how it relates to credit expansion through FRB.I think this will be useful for beginners.

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abskebabs:

very nice

Thank you, sir!

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Another question that would be great to hear the answer to is:

Is it not so that Austrian economics is a value-free science, providing tools for analyzing how the world works, whereas libertarian political economy/philosophy is about how the world should work? Why is it then so that the Austrian School of Economics so commonly is referred to as libertarian?

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I'll be there, coming from Kalifornia. E-mail is aspiringaustrian@gmail.com, stoked to be going. I just made a Prezi presentation, if any of you geniuses want to check it out and critique/slander/praise it, you're more than welcome to say whatever it is you want. It's the American dream! 

http://prezi.com/zrfujceodidd/basic-economics-austrian-business-cycle-theory-present-day-application/

I really hope some Eddie Izzard fans will be attending...just saw him in LA. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp69rg6Hdlo

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thelion replied on Sun, Jul 25 2010 12:36 PM

I'm here, at Auburn right now; but I'm a little early today. Its 1:30PM over here righ now.

If anyone wants to meet, how about the library of the Mises Institute after registration?

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NewLiberty replied on Sun, Jul 25 2010 12:40 PM

"Is it not so that Austrian economics is a value-free science, providing tools for analyzing how the world works, whereas libertarian political economy/philosophy is about how the world should work? Why is it then so that the Austrian School of Economics so commonly is referred to as libertarian?"

 

Once you imbue austrian economics with the values "I want what's best for people" then you get libertarianism.  But if you imbue austrian economics with the values "I hate people" , then Austrian Economics tells you how you could accomplish that too (statism), were you in power.

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Giant_Joe replied on Sun, Jul 25 2010 12:46 PM

It's a shame I'm not there. :( Have fun, people!

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Joe replied on Tue, Jan 18 2011 9:35 PM

looking for a way to go to Mises U 2011. A bit put off by the price tag ($1,800 and that doesn't even include housing). As part of my new job I get $8,000 a year in tuition assistance, has anyone had any luck in trying to get their employer to pay for their Mises U 'tuition'?

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Some were there last year that had their employeer pay. They were stressed that they pass the exam though, to make sure they get something to show for it. You may also want to look into haveing them pay for classes at the Mises Academy

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So the exam is not only for students?

I thought member observer participants are not allowed to do the exam.

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