FEE Seminar on The True Costs of War

John Glaser, February 13, 2013

For those younger readers interested in attending, the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) is holding an important academic seminar on The True Costs of War, in economic terms as well as civil liberties. You’ll get to hear lectures from professors including Robert Higgs, Tom Duncan, and Gregory Randolph and mingle with other students interested in peace and liberty.

Here is their website’s description:

War is undoubtedly destructive to human lives and there are various moral and political arguments that revolve around justifications for and against war. Though wars are inherently destructive, there are many who claim there are economic benefits to war. “World War II ended the Depression,” we are told in high school and college history and economics courses. However, is it true that prosperity can come from destruction? And what else is destroyed in war in addition to lives and property? Is there a connection between war, growing government, and shrinking liberties?

The seminar will be held from July 8-11 in St. Louis, MO at St. Louis University. Apply here.




3 Responses to “FEE Seminar on The True Costs of War”

  1. Is there a connection between war, growing government, and shrinking liberties?

  2. You bet there is Art Canvas Prints

    Get a preview of Robert Higgs here, one of my favorite thinkers, please see his body of scholarship at mises.org ;

    Mr. Higgs talks about his book

    Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society,

    published by The Independent Institute. The author described his views of the mismanagement of the economy in relation to foreign wars, social security and political leadership, including criticism of the Food and Drug Administration and the Patriot Act. After his presentation, Mr. Higgs answers questions from members of the audience.
    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/175885-1

    AND Q&A with Robert Higgs

    Economist Robert Higgs talked about his life and work. Among the topics he discussed were the global financial crisis, domestic economic news, the Independent Institute, the size of government, and the Federal Register, a daily government journal of new, changed, or proposed federal regulations. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.
    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/285096-1

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