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[Interview] Libertarian Mayor of Vilnius Speaks!

The following profile of PFS member Remigijus Šimašius recently appeared in Laissez Faire Today.

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--If you’re a long-suffering reader of our missives, you might recall that last year we visited Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.

While there, we learned that the mayor of Vilnius, Mr. Remigijus Šimašius, is libertarian and anarcho-capitalist. It was a story, we believed, too good to pass up.

Unfortunately, though, we had to. Mayors are, we presume, busy people. And we were only in the city for a few days.

But, all hope wasn’t lost. We were lucky enough to meet a man named Peter who, fortunately, had a connection to the Mayor.

Peter, as a quick aside, owns one of the strangest hostels we’ve ever visited. (And we mean that, by the way, as a high compliment.)

It’s called Jimmy Jumps.
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PFS 2016 Annual Meeting

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Property and Freedom Society will be held from Thursday, September 1, 2016, to Tuesday, September 6, 2016, in Bodrum, Turkey, at the Hotel Karia Princess. (N.B. the meeting will be held slightly earlier than in recent years, in order not to conflict with a major moving Muslim holiday.) Those interested in attending should contact Dr. Hoppe or Mr. Jay Baykal (jcbaykal@gmail.com) (Administrative Secretary/Membership), regarding conditions, availability, and requirements.

The initial list of speakers and topics is as follows:

Further information about speakers and topics will be released in due course.

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The Property and Freedom Society (Facebook page) was established in May, 2006 at the initiative of world-renowned libertarian philosopher and Austrian economist Hans-Hermann Hoppe. The Inaugural Meeting and subsequent annual meetings have been held at the Hotel Karia Princess in Bodrum, Turkey. Programmes and video of previous presentations are available here.

The PFS is an international society for the promotion of “Austro-Libertarianism,” the economic and social philosophy most prominently represented during the 20th century by the Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises and his leading American student Murray N. Rothbard, and tying back to the 19th century French economists Frederic Bastiat and Gustave de Molinari. As such, the PFS stands for an uncompromising intellectual radicalism: for justly acquired private property, freedom of contract, freedom of association—which logically implies the right to not associate with, or to discriminate against—anyone in one’s personal and business relations—and unconditional free trade. It condemns imperialism and militarism and their fomenters, and champions peace.

In the words of Professor Hoppe in 2010, at the Fifth Annual Meeting:

After the first meeting, 5 years ago, here at the Karia Princess, my plan became more specific still. Inspired by the charm of the place and its beautiful garden, I decided to adopt the model of a salon for the Property And Freedom Society and its meetings. The dictionary defines a salon as “a gathering of intellectual, social, political, and cultural elites under the roof of an inspiring hostess or host, partly to amuse one another and partly to refine their taste and increase their knowledge through conversation.” Take the “political” out of this definition—and there you have it what I have tried to accomplish for the last few years, together with Gülcin, my wife and fellow Misesian, without whose support none of this would be possible: to be hostess and host to a grand and extended annual salon, and to make it, with your help, the most attractive and illustrious salon there is. [Video here and streamed below]

For further information, see:

PFS 2010 – Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Welcoming Remarks. The PFS – After Five Years from Sean Gabb on Vimeo.

 

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For further information about the PFS and its previous meetings, see the Press & Offsite Material page, and various articles such as:

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Professor Hoppe’s speech, “The Property And Freedom Society—Reflections After Five Years,” was delivered June 4, 2010, at the Fifth Annual Meeting of the PFS. Video is embedded below. A text version was published at LewRockwell.com, and also at VDARE (The Property And Freedom Society—Reflections After Five Years, June 9, 2010) and The Libertarian Standard (The Property And Freedom Society—Reflections After Five Years, June 10, 2010). It is available also in a Spanish translation: La Sociedad “Propiedad y Libertad”–Reflexiones después de cinco años).

See also Professor Hoppe’s On Democracy, De-Civilization, and the Quest for a New Counterculture (LewRockwell.com, September 28, 2015).

PFS 2010 – Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Welcoming Remarks. The PFS – After Five Years from Sean Gabb on Vimeo.

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From the recently-concluded Tenth Annual Meeting of the PFS, Bodrum, Turkey (Sept. 10–15, 2015).

For others, see the links in the Program, or the PFS YouTube channel.

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From the recently-concluded Tenth Annual Meeting of the PFS, Bodrum, Turkey (Sept. 10–15, 2015). Also available on the speaker’s podcast here.

For others, see the links in the Program, or the PFS YouTube channel. Other lectures, presentations, and panels will be uploaded presently.

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From the recently-concluded Tenth Annual Meeting of the PFS, Bodrum, Turkey (Sept. 10–15, 2015). The powerpoint file containing Dr. Dürr’s slides are here, and on google docs here (embedded below).

For others, see the links in the Program, or the PFS YouTube channel. Other lectures, presentations, and panels will be uploaded presently.

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From the recently-concluded Tenth Annual Meeting of the PFS, Bodrum, Turkey (Sept. 10–15, 2015).

For others, see the links in the Program, or the PFS YouTube channel. Other lectures, presentations, and panels will be uploaded presently.

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From the recently-concluded Tenth Annual Meeting of the PFS, Bodrum, Turkey (Sept. 10–15, 2015).

For others, see the links in the Program, or the PFS YouTube channel. Other lectures, presentations, and panels will be uploaded presently.

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From the recently-concluded Tenth Annual Meeting of the PFS, Bodrum, Turkey (Sept. 10–15, 2015).

For others, see the links in the Program, or the PFS YouTube channel. Other lectures, presentations, and panels will be uploaded presently.

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Guido Hülsmann, “The Culture of Inflation” (PFS 2015)

From the recently-concluded Tenth Annual Meeting of the PFS, Bodrum, Turkey (Sept. 10–15, 2015).

For others, see the links in the Program, or the PFS YouTube channel. Other lectures, presentations, and panels will be uploaded presently.

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From the recently-concluded Tenth Annual Meeting of the PFS, Bodrum, Turkey (Sept. 10–15, 2015).

For others, see the links in the Program, or the PFS YouTube channel. Other lectures, presentations, and panels will be uploaded presently.

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From the recently-concluded Tenth Annual Meeting of the PFS, Bodrum, Turkey (Sept. 10–15, 2015).

For others, see the links in the Program, or the PFS YouTube channel. Other lectures, presentations, and panels will be uploaded presently.

 

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From the recently-concluded Tenth Annual Meeting of the PFS, Bodrum, Turkey (Sept. 10–15, 2015).

For others, see the links in the Program, or the PFS YouTube channel. Other lectures, presentations, and panels will be uploaded presently.

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From the recently-concluded Tenth Annual Meeting of the PFS, Bodrum, Turkey (Sept. 10–15, 2015).

For others, see the links in the Program, or the PFS YouTube channel. Other lectures, presentations, and panels will be uploaded presently.

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This is a brief overview of the history, founding, and context of the PFS by Hans-Hermann Hoppe and Gülcin Imre Hoppe at the recently-concluded Tenth Annual Meeting of the PFS, Bodrum, Turkey (Sept. 10–15, 2015).

For others, see the links in the Program, or the PFS YouTube channel. Other lectures, presentations, and panels will be uploaded presently.

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Thomas DiLorenzo, “On American Exceptionalism” (PFS 2015)

This is Tom DiLorenzo’s presentation at the recently-concluded Tenth Annual Meeting of the PFS, Bodrum, Turkey (Sept. 10–15, 2015). The text accompanying his speech may be found at The Curse of American Exceptionalism.

For others, see the links in the Program, or the PFS YouTube channel. Other lectures, presentations, and panels will be uploaded presently.

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