ASSC Schedule



Friday, November 5, 2005


2:00-5:00 Registration. HAL Atrium.


5:30-6:30 Dinner. Old MAP.


7:00-8:00 Hans Sennholz Lecture. Sticht Lecture Hall.


    “Why Do Intellectuals Support Socialism” Dr. Peter Klein

                                                                    Assistant Professor of Economics and Director of the Contracting and

                                                                    Organizations Research Institute – University of Missouri

                                                                    Senior Fellow – Ludwig von Mises Institute



Saturday, November 6, 2005


8:00-8:30 Coffee and Pastries. HAL Atrium.


8:30-10:00 Sessions


    ▪ Monetary Problems. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 238.

“The Chinese Monetary System: From Ancient Times to the Early Modern

    Period,” Sarah Gruen (Grove City College)

“The Federal Reserve System, Fiat Money, and the Legal Basis for Fractional

    Reserve Banking,” Thomas Whiston (George Mason University)

“An Austrian Perspective on the American Great Depression,” Caleb Salmon

    (Grove City College)


10:15-11:45 Sessions


    ▪ The Nature of Value and Economic Law. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 238.

            • “Facts and Counterfactuals in Economic Law,” Noah Tyler (George Mason


            • “Ceteris Paribus and the Quest for Realism,” Adam Martin (George Mason


• “A Synthesis on the Nature of Value,” Rachel Read (Grove City College)


    ▪ Charity and the Welfare State. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 239.

            • “A Dual Tragedy: When Uncle Sam Meets Mother Nature, Hurricane Katrina as

                a Case Study in Government Response to Disaster,” Lauren Besselman (Grove

                City College)

            • “Entrepreneurship as a Positive Force in Society,” Jeff Magee (Grove City


• “Government Failure in the Food Program in India,” Triyakshana Venkatraman

    (University of Florida)

• “State Sponsored Welfare, Increased Poverty,” Joel Momper (Grove City



12:00-1:30 Lunch. Old MAP.


1:45-3:15 Sessions


    ▪ Studies in Interventionism. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 238.

• “The Whiskey Rebellion: Internal Taxation versus Secession,” Lauren Gallo

    (Grove City College)

“The Embargo of 1807,” Aaron Snyder (Grove City College)

• “The Origin and Efficacy of Foreign Aid,” Sam Magee (Grove City College)



    ▪ Libertarianism. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 239.

            • “Libertarian Strains within Foucault’s Analysis of Power,” Ben Kilpatrick

                (Clark University)

“In a State of Anarchy,” Alexander Villacampa (University of Florida)

• “On Hoppe’s Argument from Argument,” Lee Prem (New College of Florida)


3:30-5:00 Sessions


    ▪ Studies in Laissez Faire. Chairman: Jeff Herbener. HAL 238.

            • “Expanding the Application of Laissez Faire Solutions to Cyberspace: A

                Response to the Critical Infrastructure Protection Project,” Daniel D’Amico

    (George Mason University)

“Securing Security: A Free Market Approach to the Airline Industry,” Abigail

    Johnson (Grove City College)

“The Rise of the Blogosphere,” Nathan Peretic (Grove City College)


    ▪ Enemies of Laissez Faire. Chairman: Shawn Ritenour. HAL 239.

            • “Woodrow Wilson, the Early Years: Stooge of the Cartelizers,” Emily Bolek

    (Penn State University)

“Alexander Hamilton and the Birth of the American Economy,” Anna

    Levenstein (Grove City College)

• “A Tale of Two Continents: The Advance of Marx in Europe,” Chris Harrington

    (Grove City College)


5:30-6:30 Dinner. Old MAP.


6:45-7:00 Awarding of the Richard E. Fox Prizes for Best Papers. Sticht Lecture Hall.


7:00-8:00 Ludwig von Mises Lecture. Sticht Lecture Hall.


    “The Legacy of Ludwig von Mises,”                   Dr. Ralph Raico

                                                                              Professor of European History – Buffalo State College

                                                                              Senior Fellow – Ludwig von Mises Institute