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PFS 2023 Annual Meeting—Date, Location and Tentative List of Speakers and Topics

The 2023 (Seventeenth) Annual Meeting of the Property and Freedom Society will be held from Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023 (arrivals) to Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023 (departures), in Bodrum, Turkey, at the Hotel Karia Princess.

Those interested in attending the 2023 Meeting should contact Dr. Hoppe or Mr. Thomas Jacob (jacob@pfs-zurich.ch) (Administrative Secretary/Membership), regarding conditions, availability, and requirements.

The initial list of speakers for the 2023 Annual Meeting follows (alphabetically after Hoppe), with topics and additional speakers to be updated from time to time. For information about the previous meeting, see here.

  • Hans-Hermann Hoppe (Germany/Turkey): “ The War in the Ukraine in Libertarian Perspective” and/or “Centralization, Secession and the Problem of Self-Defense” and/or “The Study of Man and Nature. Philosophical Reflections”
  • Anthony Daniels (Theodore Dalrymple) (England/France): History and Free Will: the Effect of Historiography on Our Psychology”
  • Thomas DiLorenzo (USA): “The Life and Death of ‘American Exceptionalism’”
  • David Dürr (Switzerland): TBA
  • Doug French (USA): “The Financial Newsletter Racket”
  • Alessandro Fusillo (Italy): “The State of Emergency: The government’s Illegal Tool of Domination”
  • Sean Gabb (England): “The Institution of Ancient Slavery”
  • Jörg Guido Hülsmann (Germany/France): Private Philanthropy As a Competitor of the Welfare State”
  • Stephan Kinsella (USA), “There Ain’t No Intellectual Property. The Personal Story of a Discovery”
  • Antony Müller (Germany/Brazil): “Technocratic Totalitarianism. Remarks about the Rise of the Enemies of Liberty, Peace, and Prosperity”
  • Thorsten Polleit (Germany): “The Economics of The “Great Reset”: Getting To The Truth”
  • Olivier Richard (Switzerland): “Is Mankind Getting Dumber? Some Empirical Evidence”
  • Josef Šíma (Czech Republic): TBA
  • Rahim Taghizadegan (Austria), “Competition as a Cover-Up Procedure”

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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 (2010):

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:

PFP046 | Hans-Hermann Hoppe, The Property And Freedom Society—Reflections After Five Years (PFS 2010)


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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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