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PFS 2022 Annual Meeting—Speakers and Topics

The Sixteenth Annual (2022) Meeting of the Property and Freedom Society was held from Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 to Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, in Bodrum, Turkey, at the Hotel Karia Princess. Those interested in attending future meetings should contact Dr. Hoppe or Mr. Thomas Jacob (jacob@pfs-zurich.ch) (Administrative Secretary/Membership), regarding conditions, availability, and requirements. For information about the 2021 Annual Meeting, or previous meetings, see here.

This meeting follows the 2021 Annual Meeting and the aborted 2020 Annual Meeting (see Kinsella, Property, Freedom, and Defiance: PFS 2021 in a Covid World). Those interested in attending future Annual Meetings should contact Dr. Hoppe or Mr. Thomas Jacob (jacob@pfs-zurich.ch) (Administrative Secretary/Membership), regarding conditions, availability, and requirements.

Media for the talks listed below can be found at the PFS 2022 YouTube Playlist.

The finalized list of speakers and topics for the 2022 meeting follows below, with links to the video of the speeches:

Final Program Schedule

Thursday, September 15, 2022      arrivals and registration

Friday, September 16, 2022

  • Hans-Hermann Hoppe (Germany/Turkey), Welcome and Introductions
  • Sean Gabb (England), “Emperor Andronicus I Comnenos (1118–1185)—The Trump of Constantinople” [PFP235; Youtube]
  • Doug French (USA), “How Movements are Turned into Rackets” [PFP236; Youtube]
  • Andreas Tögel (Austria), “God Created Men and Samuel Colt Made Them Equal: Why Guns in Private Hands Increase Freedom and Security” [PFP237; Youtube]
  • Robert Groezinger (Germany), “Gary North’s Covenantalism as a Contribution to Political Economy” [PFP238; Youtube]
  • Daniel Model (Liechtenstein; Model Holding), “The Neglect of the Psyche in Governmental Action” [PFP239; Youtube]
  • Tögel, French, Groezinger, Model, Gabb: Discussion, Q&A [PFP240; Youtube]

Saturday, September 17, 2021

Sunday, September 18, 2021

  • Frank Van Dun (Belgium), “Socialization and the Loss of Law-based Accountability—A Philosophical Reflection” [PFP247; Youtube]
  • David Dürr (Switzerland), “War and Peace – and the Law” [PFP248; Youtube]
  • Hans-Hermann Hoppe (Germany/Turkey), “Growing to Understand Contemporary Germany—and Weep: Part I: Germany: East and West, Reunification, and the US” [PFP249; Youtube]
  • Hans-Hermann Hoppe (Germany/Turkey), “Growing to Understand Contemporary Germany—and Weep: Part II: US-NATO, Germany, Russia, and the Ukraine” [PFP250; Youtube]
  • Van Dun, Hoppe, Dürr, Discussion, Q&A [PFP251; Youtube]

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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

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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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