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2011 Annual Meeting: First Announcement

Initial Announcement and Tentative Speakers

Dear friends, colleagues, & fellow travelers,

Before the year 2010 ends – here is the first announcement regarding the next, 2011 Property and Freedom Society gathering at the Karia Princess Hotel in Bodrum, Turkey.

The conference will begin with a reception on Thursday night, May 26, 2011, followed by three full conference days and a Grand Banquet and Special Celebration on Sunday night. It will end with our popular boating and swimming tour, on Monday night, May 30.

In the established tradition of the PFS, you can again expect a firework of uncompromising intellectual radicalism on a wide, inter- and trans-disciplinary range of topics, presented by an extraordinary line-up of speakers.

If you are planning to attend the 2011 PFS extravaganza, please write to me as soon as possible. Places are strictly limited, and I have already accepted quite a few reservations. If you have made previous reservations, please reconfirm.

With best wishes,


Speakers and topics include:

[Note: Video presentations of the speeches below may be found here]


The Final Program


Property and Freedom Society

Sixth Annual Meeting

Bodrum, Turkey, May 26-30, 2011

Karia Princess Hotel

Final Program Schedule

( Video of the below presentations available here )

Thursday, May 26 arrivals and registration

Reception and dinner (pool area)                    19:30-23:00


Friday, May 27

8:00-9:45                                 Breakfast


10:00                                       Program begins (Hotel Conference Center)

10:00-10:15                             Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Welcome and Introductions

10:15-10:45                             Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Politics, Money and Banking. Everything You Need to Know in 30 Minutes

10:45-11:00                             Coffee Break


11:00-11:30                             Mateusz Machaj, How and How Not to Criticize the Central Bank

11:30-12:00                             Philipp Bagus, The FED and the ECB: Banksterism Compared

12:15-14:00                             Lunch

14:30-15:00                             Doug French, Going Broke: The Ethics of Default

15:00-15:30                             Thomas DiLorenzo, The Fallacies of “Happiness Research”

15:45-16:00                             Coffee Break

16:00-16:30                             Nikolay Gertchev, Psychology Ain’t Economics. New Fads in Economics

16:30-16:45                             Coffee Break

16:45-18:00                             Hoppe, Machaj, Bagus, French, DiLorenzo, Gertchev, Discussion, Q & A

18:30                                       Departure from the hotel lobby to the fishing village Kadikalesi

19:00-22:00                             Reception and Dinner at the beach


Saturday, May 28


8:00-9:45                                 Breakfast

10:00-10:45                             Stephan Kinsella, Correcting some Common Libertarian Misconceptions

Discussion, Q & A

10:45-11:00                             Coffee Break

11:00-11:30                             John Derbyshire, Understanding China and the Chinese (On Understanding China And The Chinese, VDare (Aug. 3, 2011))

11:30-11:45                             Coffee Break

12:30-14:00                             Lunch

14:30-15:00                             John O’Sullivan, Understanding Europe and its Bureaucrats

15:00-15:30                             Norman Stone, Understanding Turkey and the Turks

15:30-15:45                             Coffee Break


15:45-16:15                             Mustafa Akyol, Drawing Borders in the Middle East: Ottoman Provinces vs. Western State Creations

16:15-16:30                             Coffee Break

16:30-17:30                             Derbyshire, Taylor, O’Sullivan, Stone, Akyol, Discussion,

Q & A

19:00-21:00                             Dinner at the hotel



Sunday, May 29

8:00-9:45                                 Breakfast

10:00-10:30                             Sean Gabb, The Case Against the American War of Independence

10:30-10:45                             Coffee Break

10:45-11:15                             Roman Skaskiw, “Fighting for Freedom” in Afghanistan: Unintended Consquences and Military Mentality. A Combat Soldier’s Report

11:15-11:30                             Coffee Break


11:30-12:00                             Paul Gottfried, How the Left Conquered the Right

12:15-14:00                             Lunch

14:30-15:00                             Anthony Daniels (Dalrymple), The Mirage of “Equal Opportunity”

15:00-15:30                             Nicola Iannello, Of Producers and Parasites

15:30-15:45                             Coffee Break


15:45-16:15                             Yuri Maltsev, Of Customs and Condoms. Moving from one Empire to another

16:15-16:30                             Coffee Break

16:30-17:45                             Gabb, Skaskiw, Gottfried, Daniels, Iannello, Maltsev, Discussion, Q & A

17:45-18:00                             Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Concluding Remarks and Announcements

19:00-23:00                             Reception, Dinner, and Entertainment











Monday, May 30

8:00-9:30                                 Breakfast

10:00                                       Meet in the Hotel Lobby. Walk to the Marina

10:30-17:00                             Boat Excursion. Lunch on the Boat. Swimming.


19:00-23:00                             Doug French & Deanna Forbush Wedding Ceremony and Party & Banquet Dinner at the Hotel

Tuesday, May 31

For conference attendees staying through Tuesday, a day-trip to Ephesus and the last place of residence and resting place of the Virgin Mary can be arranged. Cost per person is about 60 Euro (which includes transportation, entrance fees, professional guide, plus lunch). Please indicate as soon as possibe if you are interested in such an excursion. There will be a list made availabe for this purpose at the hotel reception desk.

The same arrangement can be made also for Monday, May 30, as an alternative to the Boat Excursion.