David Hart from the Liberty Fund, on “The Law” by Frederic Bastiat

On Wednesday, April 6 at the Capital Club in San Jose, we will be treated to a talk on Bastiat’s “The Law.” David Hart was a lecturer in Modern European history at the University of Adelaide, South Australia for 15 years before joining the Liberty Fund as Director of the Online Library of Liberty in 2001.  His research interests include war, film and history, and early 19th century French classical liberal thought. “The Law” epitomizes classical liberalism.  From the website, www.bastiat.org, regarding...

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The Trade Deficit Bogeyman, March 4, 2011

Warren Gibson will conduct a briefing on Friday, March 4 at 12 pm at the Capital Club in San Jose, 50 West San Fernando Street.  The briefing is titled “The Trade Deficit Bogeyman.” Among the topics for discussion: Belmont’s lopsided trade deficit with San Mateo…who cares? Current account, financial account, capital account–they always add up. The real problem: US Govt deficits Myth: US manufactured output is down Myth: trade restrictions by foreign Govts must be matched by retaliation The “fair...

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