Mises UK invites you to its second day conference at the Charing Cross Hotel in central London. A programme of Austrolibertarian and Brexit-themed lectures throughout the day, with time for socialising, and lunch included. Join us on Saturday 30th March, the day after Brexit – or not. Speakers to be confirmed soon.
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Do take the time to read the below, by Richard Mason, our Mises UK scholar at the CEVRO Institute:
Richard Mason writes, “Having been involved with SFL for much of my university career, I’d naturally heard many great things about CEVRO. The idea of broadening my understanding of politics, philosophy and economics under a prestigious international faculty was, of course, very enticing. Obviously, the idea of living and studying in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe was a pretty exciting concept as well.
So, as I pondered the potential routes I could take after graduating from my B.A., applying to CEVRO seemed like a great option. Fast-forward half a year from my acceptance letter, and I’m so glad I applied!
CEVRO and the PPE programme have not only met, but exceeded my expectations. While still in my first trimester, and thus just at the start of my M.A. journey, the content and structure of the courses so far have been seriously impressive. The core courses provide a great foundation for a broad understanding of all things PPE, while the electives allow a good deal of freedom to focus and specialise on something more specific.
The fact that these classes are taught by a world-class faculty is a cherry on top, especially since you get to work so closely with faculty, rather than sit behind 300 students in a lecture hall. This access to wonderful professors allows for a far more tailor-made experience than I’d imagine can be found at larger institutions.
This is only further evidenced by the individual support offered by CEVRO’s staff. Links to essay competitions, conferences, scholarships, and other academic opportunities are frequently shared with us on the course’s Facebook page, meaning we never miss an opportunity to showcase our work to the world.
As for the people I’m lucky enough to study with, I was very pleasantly surprised by the diversity of thoughts and opinions of my classmates. There’s plenty of room and opportunity for interesting, heated discussions on numerous topics both in class and out. Plus, when we aren’t discussing, the city of Prague famously has a plethora of social opportunities both day and night. With such a great student body, as well as the city’s large expat community, I haven’t found the time to feel bored!
To be able to study PPE in the heart of Prague, with a great range of scholarships available for many students, was naturally a no-brainer to me. I was fortunate enough to get one of these scholarships from the Mises Centre UK, and many more are offered to potential students from all over the world.
Anyone looking for an M.A. programme with a diverse curriculum, great opportunities for independent study, supportive staff, a close-knit family of classmates, and a truly exceptional international faculty need look no further. CEVRO is the place to go!”
Clearly CEVRO is everything Richard hoped it would be. If this piqued your interest, find out more about applying for the Mises UK scholarship at the excellent CEVRO Institute, Prague.
Introducing the new Mises UK Forum: A discussion forum dedicated to promoting life, liberty, and property, whilst smashing intellectual taboos.
Please click on the link below to access the forum:
On the evening of Thursday 15th March, Mises UK held an event in London on the topic of China, its recent history, the failure of Socialist ‘planning’, and the state of economic freedom in different regions of this emerging geopolitical giant. Attendees were addressed by Dr Teng Li from Shanghai Normal University.
Congratulations to Duncan Whitmore, the winner of the Mises 2017 Essay Prize.
Congratulations also to runners-up Swithun Dobson and Tom Rogers.
Essays to follow in due course.
We repost Sean Gabb’s statement on anti-Semitism which he made while Director of the Libertarian Alliance. We wish to make it clear that Mises UK regards this statement as canonical:
The problem with anti-semitic conspiracy theories is that they involve continuous selection. Therefore, you take the fact that Karl Marx was a socialist, and overlook that he was a racist and cultural conservative. You take the fact that Mahler was a musical revolutionary, and overlook that he was a German nationalist. You wholly overlook people like Ayn Rand and Ludwig von Mises, or Paul Gottfried and Meyer Schiller. You also overlook how many poisonous lefties there seem to be in Israel, calling for open borders and the demotion of Jewish symbols.
Jews tend to be opinionated and vociferous. There are Jews arguing fluently on each side of every argument. You can put together a very convincing theory of Jewish subversion by selecting certain opinions of certain Jews, and ascribing these to all or most Jews. You are left with a composite Jew that may exist in a few instances, but is not representative of the Jews we meet in our everyday lives.
You could, by using the same method, but applying a different principle of selection, prove that Jews were sexually-repressed white nationalists with a tendency to convert to Roman Catholicism. You will also find examples of the resulting composite. Again, it will be unrepresentative.
The truth is that we’ve messed our civilisation up by ourselves, and would have got where we now are even if every Jew in the world had fallen dead c1870.
We regret that recent events have made it necessary to repost this.
We note recent comments on Twitter from Godfrey Bloom. We declare that his comments do not in any sense reflect the opinions of Mises UK or any of its other officers. We do not wish to be associated with them. We therefore remove him with immediate effect as President.