Looking Ahead with the Mises Circle

Yesterday, members of the Mises Circle held a Google+ Hangout to discuss the future of the group. For those unable to attend, the meeting is available on YouTube:

Also available is the Google Presentation given by Pierre (not seen in the video):

Key points of the meeting included:

  • Utilizing Google+ technology to eliminate geographic boundaries as a barrier to entry to engaging in Austrian scholarship
  • Encouraging active participation through writing blog posts and articles for the Mises Circle website
  • Reaching out to students across the globe who would like to start Austrian focused discussion groups, improve their groups, or network with other groups
  • Identifying good characteristics for discussions and meetings to maximize the promotion of self-education and group engagement
  • Seeking engagement with other economics groups, whether Austrian-leaning or not, to promote Austrian scholarship
  • Thinking about the potential for Austrian student conferences, both physical and virtual

The Mises Circle is looking ahead at an incredible year to come, and we invite anyone interested in joining the discussion to contact us to get involved. We can only proceed ever more boldly with the help of an enthusiastic and dedicated Austrian community!

We’d also like to give special thanks to Prof. Joseph Salerno of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Stephan Kinsella of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom, Joakim Kämpe of Mises Sweden, for joining us in our discussion and providing experienced organizational insight, as well as John Meese for an outside student perspective. Finally, we’d like to thank Joakim Fagerström of Mises Sweden, Helio Beltrão of Mises Brasil, and Jeffrey Tucker of Laissez-Faire Books, for their great support, despite being unable to attend the meeting.