The LPSF will be back at Pride this year manning our booth! We’ll have plenty of info, posters to give out, the world’s smallest political quiz, and the wheel of illegal activities for pride-goers to learn more about liberty! If you’re keen on helping us get the word out, please come volunteer at our booth– or just stop by and say hi.
Economics Lecture: The Historical Case Against the Federal Reserve—Regulatory Origins of American Banking and Financial Instability Before 1914
The Federal Reserve has received renewed criticism and scrutiny in the decade since the global financial crisis. Yet the Fed has large and powerful lobbies of apologists among the mainstream press, academics, and policymakers who have argued without the Fed the U.S. banking system would return to the more frequent and disruptive financial crises of the pre-Fed era (1792-1913).
While it’s true that the U.S suffered from frequent banking panics throughout the 19th century, was the absence of a central bank really the cause? And if so, why then during the same period did countries like Canada and Scotland experience remarkable financial stability without a central bank? Were in fact pernicious state and federal regulations the real source of the U.S. banking system’s fragility? And if so shouldn’t Fed apologists in academia and the mainstream press know better?
Chris Silber will discuss the regulatory history of U.S. banking including the real causes of frequent financial crises during the 1792-1913 period: restrictive unit banking laws, America’s antebellum central banks, and the post-Civil War National Banking System. The similarly unstable English and contrasting sound Canadian and Scottish systems will also be examined.
Chris Silber is a frequent attendee of Golden Gate Liberty Revolution and Free Exchange meetings and has previously presented on monetary history, business cycles, and the Great Depression.
Event is hosted by the Golden Gate Liberty Revolution (formerly Ron Paul SF) meetup group:
The meeting is located in the community room of the Richmond District police station. Go around to the back of the station to access the room. Don’t worry, there won’t be any police present during the meeting.
This biennial convention offers seminars, forums, debates, discussion groups, and an exhibit hall. LP appointed Delegates will consider proposed amendments to the Party’s Platform and Bylaws and elect our national leadership for the next term.
All Libertarians, LP members, LP delegates, and those who are interested in learning about Libertarianism are encouraged to attend and help shape the future of the LP and the liberty movement. Family, friends, and observers who aren’t ticketed convention attendees are most welcome to watch the non-ticketed events in the main hall, take in the exhibits, and enjoy family-friendly attractions, shopping and recreational opportunities.
The Libertarian Party of California still has delegate positions available; contact your local party for more information.
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FreedomFest is an annual festival where free minds meet to celebrate “great books, great ideas, and great thinkers” in an open-minded environment. It is independent, non-partisan, and not affiliated with any organization or think tank. FreedomFest invites the best and the brightest thought influencers from around the world to talk, strategize, socialize, and celebrate liberty. FreedomFest is open to all and is purely egalitarian; speakers, attendees, and exhibitors are treated with equal respect and interest.
The Libertarian Party will be hosting a booth at the annual California State fair. With over ten thousand fair attendees; this is one of our largest public out reach efforts. The State Fair offers us the ability to promote our efforts towards protecting liberty and to highlight our candidates to a wide net of California voters from across the state. A fun family event and a great way to bring the family out to help
With 15 days of activism we are always in need of Volunteers to help out on any of the days. We encourage all Libertarian candidates to use this opportunity to get in front of voters and help out the state! We also encourage our County Affiliates to come out and participate in a cross county effort. For more information regarding the State Fair and how to volunteer; please contact Mark Hinkle at email@example.com.