We are told relentlessly by the mainstream media that politics is the most important thing in the world. We must constantly decide which politicians to support, which government programs to debate, and how to vote.
In fact, real change is brought to society not through participation in the regime’s tightly-controlled political games, but through radical decentralization, and the building up of non-state institutions such as families and markets. One of the state’s greatest triumphs in the 20th century was the politicization of everything from education to employment to marriage.
To undo this, we must seek to de-politicize our culture, and we do this not through elections and political pageantry, but by building up our businesses and communities where our actions make a real difference, where participation is truly voluntary, and where real wealth can be built and preserved.
This November, join the Mises Institute in Phoenix, Arizona where Ron Paul, Charles Goyette, William Boyes, Lew Rockwell, and Jeff Deist will examine what must be done, and what can be done now to build a world where states are weak and society is strong.
Registration for this event is $95 per person and includes lunch. Lunch and sessions take place in the Hilton Phoenix Airport. Parking is free. Sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m.
To reserve accommodations at the Hilton Phoenix Airport, call 480.894.1600 before October 16 and mention Mises Institute for a special rate of $89 per night plus tax.
The Mises Bookstore will be on site, and speakers are happy to autograph books..
Student Scholarship Applications
Students wishing to apply for a scholarship for sessions and lunch should submit an application and student ID by registering/logging in to the Mises Academy, going to Applications and completing all parts of the Student Event Scholarship Application Form.