(Editor’s Note: A group of Indiana libertarian college students are bringing libertarian economist Dr. Walter Block to speak in Indiana. This is a message from the organizer, George Edwards.)
Going to college is quite an experience for most young people. They are
exploring themselves within the realm of ideas and challenging the
sacrosanct conventions of their youth. When I started attending IU
Kokomo it seemed like there was a barrage of state worship from the left
and right. We were taught that the state could handle any problem if we
JUST had the right person in charge. Of course, they are both
historically wrong and theoretically wrong. It took one weekend at the
Mises Institute to change my world view hearing from such speakers as
Walter Block, Tom Dilorenzo, Tom Woods, and Ralph Raico.These speakers challenge the conventions of our youth but in a totally
different way than their liberal counterparts. Instead of the practice
of state worship they preach individualism and spontaneous order through
natural market mechanisms. These ideas are unpopular in an industry
which is heavily subsidized, regulated, and controlled by the state.
These heroic speakers, instead of calling for more education subsidies
and then praising the state through their academic pontifications, they
call for more markets in more places and less government interference in
our personal and public lives.
Young Americans for Liberty at IU Kokomo, Purdue, and IUPUI are pleased
to announce that we are bringing a bit of the Mises experience home with
us to Indiana. Dr. Walter Block has agreed to speak at three different
locations here in Indiana for the cost of a single location. In order to
cover his expenses and honorarium we are asking that 100 people donate
at least 20 dollars to this event. We have already raised a significant
amount of money but we are not done yet.
Please help us reach more college students by donating here https://www.yaliberty.org/contribute/walterblockin10.
Dr. Walter Block earned his PhD from Columbia University and has a VC
longer than most undergraduates compositional undertakings. He has
appeared on numerous TV shows and has written prolifically for numerous
academic journals including the American Journal of Political Science,
Business and Professional Ethics Journal, International Journal of
Social Economics, Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, and the list
literally goes on and on. For more info about Dr. Block himself just
The tentative times are August 26:
IUPUI 10 am
IU Kokomo 2pm
We may change up the times a bit as the date gets closer. I will have an events page for each and every stop as soon as we raise enough funds.