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A Great Lecture by Don Boudreaux


We just posted the video of a great lecture that George Mason University economics professor Don Boudreaux delivered last week at our Economic Liberty Lecture Series, which we co-sponsor with the GMU Econ Society, a real fire-in-the-belly student group devoted to libertarianism and Austrian Economics.

The video of Dons talk is posted here.

The title of Dons lecture was Liberty, Legislation, and Law and was inspired by Friedrich Hayeks great 3-volume series Law, Legislation and Liberty.

The central thesis of Dons talk was to show the difference between law and legislation. Law refers to the natural order of things, or natural law. Legislation refers to rules and regulations enacted by government. Don showed that when government goes beyond codifying the natural law by enacting positive law, all sorts of distortions and perversions occur, not to mention infringements on liberty.

Im sure youll enjoy this talk as well as the discussion period, which turned out to be quite interesting and lively.

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Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and received his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his law degree from the University of Texas. He was a trial attorney for twelve years in Texas. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught law and economics. In 1987, Mr. Hornberger left the practice of law to become director of programs at the Foundation for Economic Education. He has advanced freedom and free markets on talk-radio stations all across the country as well as on Fox News’ Neil Cavuto and Greta van Susteren shows and he appeared as a regular commentator on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show Freedom Watch. View these interviews at LewRockwell.com and from Full Context. Send him email.