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Saturday, November 29, 2008

George Bragues: The financial crisis of 2007-2008

Dr. George Bragues is the business program head at the University of Guelph-Humber. We recently posted about his defense of an Austrian economics approach to the bailout and financial crisis in the pages of the Financial Post.

Bragues was a speaker at the first annual Institute for Liberal Studies' Waterloo Liberty Seminar at the University of Waterloo. For this first installment the ILS gang (that's fellow Shotgun blogger Janet Neilson, Matt Bufton, president Jan Narveson, and myself) decided to focus on Economics and Government, with Bragues, Pete Holle of the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, and Dr. Yuri Maltsev, economics professor at Carthage College in the U.S. and a former adviser to Gorbachev, as speakers. Lindy Vopnfjord, who blogs here at the Shotgun, provided the evening's entertainment by scheduling a gig at a nearby music venue in Waterloo.

Even with brutal weather, the event was overbooked, with just over 50 attendees. 

Each of the talks were video taped. I will post each of the talks here on the Shotgun. The first video to go up is Bragues'. Here's his talk, entitled "The Financial Crisis of 2007-08":

To learn more about the Institute for Liberal Studies, visit the website at www.liberalstudies.ca. At the moment, we host four annual seminars, including the Toronto Liberty Seminar, the Waterloo Liberty Seminar, the Windsor Liberty Seminar, and our headline weekend-long event, the Liberty Summer Seminar (or "LibertyStock" as most people refer to it).

Posted by P.M. Jaworski on November 29, 2008 in Economic freedom | Permalink


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...i know it's a moot point, but I'd wish the Liberal Studies would change the font and style of their name, looks too much like, umm, what's that name of that other outfit?

Posted by: tomax7 | 2008-11-29 10:44:16 AM

Excellent presentation. I'm sorry I wasn't there, Canadian classical liberals have a real asset in Dr. Bragues; He makes his case with clarity and supported by masses of evidence.

I'll be passing this video along to friends who have learned all they know about economics from editorials in the Toronto Star or from the newly minted Nobelist Paul Krugman's columns in the New York Times.

Posted by: Kalim Kassam | 2008-11-30 12:05:14 AM

I Agree with Kalim, excellent video. George Bragues is one of the best professors I've ever had.

Posted by: Piran Y | 2008-12-01 12:51:20 AM

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