On Friday the 12th Im off to Prague for the PCPE (which means Ill unfortunately miss most of the ASC here in Auburn, though I do plan to drop in on the first day, the 11th).
The PCPE doesnt actually start until the 19th, but its coinciding with my spring break means I can spend a little extra time, so once I arrive in Prague Ill be off by train to spend a (frustratingly brief) couple of days in Vienna, thus making this trip doubly Austrian.
Ive been to Prague before, but thisll be my first trip to Vienna. Ive wanted to see Vienna for a long time; even before Mises, Hayek, and Wittgenstein entered my life, it was the city of Die Fledermaus and The Third Man (to pick two rather different visions of the city). When I first started the Austro-Athenian Empire, Id been to neither Austria nor Athens; by next week Ill have seen both!
After Vienna, back to marvelous Prague and the PCPE, where Ill be giving a paper on Platonic Pitfalls for Austro-Libertarians in which I sadden Rothbardians by venting my heresies on fractional-reserve banking and the productivity theory of wages, but then cheer them up with some anarchy at the end. (Readers of my blog have seen most of this stuff before.)
After that Ill be staying over a couple of extra days for still more anarchy, i.e. to give a talk on the 23rd at the CEVRO Institute (a college run by a free-market think tank and headed up by libertarian activist Josef Šima, whos also one of the organizers of the PCPE) on Why Classical Liberals Should Prefer Anarchy Over State Power. (No prepared text, but Ill probably cover much of the same territory as in my ten objections talk.) Ill return to the u.s. on the 24th.