Libertarianism 101 workshop (2019)
Libertarianism 101 workshop (2019)

Libertarianism 101 Workshop

Why Libertarianism?

Do you dislike The blackmailer? the smuggler? The speculator? The profiteer? The litterer? The smoker? The moneylender? The fat capitalist pig employer? The employer of child labor? etc., people.

Most probably yes.

But why? What have they done wrong?

The people discussed in this workshop are generally considered villainous and the functions they perform, harmful. However, the thrust of this workshop is to show you three things:

  • These people are guilty of no wrongdoing of a violent nature;
  • In virtually every case, they actually benefit society; and
  • If we prohibit their activities, we do so at our own loss.

The impetus of this workshop is Libertarianism. The basic premise of this philosophy is that it is illegitimate to engage in aggression against non-aggressors. What is meant by aggression is not assertiveness, argumentativeness, competitiveness, adventurousness, quarrelsomeness, or antagonism. What is meant by aggression is the use of violence, such as that which takes place in murder, rape, robbery, mob lynching or kidnapping.

Libertarianism does not imply pacifism; it does not forbid the use of violence in defense even in retaliation against violence. Libertarian philosophy condemns only the initiation of violence – the use of violence against nonviolent person or his property.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Timings Topic
09:00 AM to 10:00 AM · Introduction and The Libertarian lesson
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM · The Prostitute
————————— Break —————————
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM · The Blackmailer
12:15 PM to 1:15 PM · The Profiteer
————————— Lunch Break —————————
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM · The Speculator
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM · The Smuggler
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM · The Litterer

VENUE & DATE

Sunday, 2nd June, 2019.

Surat (Gujarat). (Exact location in Surat will be announced soon.)

SEATS

Maximum 15 per workshop.

TEXTBOOK

This workshop is based on Prof. Walter Block’s famous book, Defending the Undefendable Vol. I & II. A PDF copy and an audio book version of the first volume of this book will be provided to the workshop participants free of charge.

INSTRUCTOR

This workshop will be taught by Dr. Madhusudan Raj, an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. He holds a doctorate degree in Economics as well as a graduate degree in Austrian Economics from the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Alabama, USA. He is an Anarcho-Capitalist Austro-Libertarian thinker and teaches economics and libertarianism since last 15 years.

LAST DATE OF REGISTRATION

The last date of registration is 30th April, 2019. To confirm your registration you need to pay the prescribed fees.

REGISTRATION FEES & PAYMENT PROCESS

  • INR 500/- (for Students with School / College ID)
  • INR 1,500/- (for Others)

Online Payment:

You can pay fees online (NEFT / RTGS / IMPS) to the account given below:

Account Name: Madhusudan Raj

Account Number: 443402010008632

Bank name: Union Bank of India

Branch: Vesu, Surat

IFSC Code: UBIN0544345 (used for RTGS, IMPS and NEFT transactions)

Offline Payment:

You can pay Cash personally to Dr. Madhusudan Raj at the Department of Human Resources, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat – Gujarat, India.

REGISTRATION FOR JUNE 2019 BATCH CONCLUDED.

(REGISTRATION FOR JUNE 2020 BATCH WILL RESUME IN MARCH 2020.)