16th Gottfried von Haberler Conference

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16th Gottfried von Haberler Conference
Date: 20 May 2022

16th Gottfried von Haberler Conference Vaduz Liechtenstein 2022
“One of the ancient and modern critiques of democracy is that radicals destroy norms for short-term political gain, norms that they themselves often later seek as refuge.” Victor Davis Hanson

On the Morality of the State
and the State of Political Morals

(With some Hints on the Lack of Political Accountability)


Über die Hybris der Staaten und den Zustand politischer Moral


The 16th Gottfried von Haberler Conference will take place on May 20, 2022 at University of Liechtenstein in Vaduz. Conference topic: On the Morality of the State and the State of Political Morals. The event will be organized and hosted by ECAEF – European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation. The support of the University of Liechtenstein and multiple local and international sponsors is gratefully acknowledged.

By invitation only

Admission: General CHF 150/Euro 150; Students CHF 50/Euro 50

Academic Director: Kurt R. Leube
Tel. +1 650 248 4955 and Tel. +43 676 942 8980 (krleube at gmail com)

Administration: Rosmarie Lutziger
Tel. +423 235 1570 (Rosmarie.Lutziger at lgt.com)

Media Matters: Karin Brigl
Tel. +423 235 2344 (karin.brigl at lgt.com)

Conference Program:
Please note: some changes may be necessary due to the pandemic.
09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-09:45 Welcome and a Comment on the Present State of Geopolitical Affairs by H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein


Session I:
Behind a Democratic Veil: A new Centralism and a Downfall of Standards

9:45-10:00 Chair: Karl-Peter Schwarz (AT)
10:00-10:30 “Democratic Dreams: How Impossible Policies Endanger Liberal Democracies” – Pedro Schwartz (ES)
10:30-10:45 Discussion
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-11:45 “Über Bürokratiewachstum, Zentralismus und die zunehmende Staatsmacht” – Christoph A. Schaltegger (CH)
11:45-12:00 Discussion
12:00-13:30 Buffet Luncheon for all participants at conference site


Session II:
On Autocratic Tendencies and the Erosion of Individual Freedom

13:30-13:45 Chair: Peter A. Fischer (CH)
13:45-14:15 “Restoring Liberty for American Indians”
– Terry L. Anderson (US)
14:15-14:30 Discussion
14:30-15:00 “Bemerkungen zum drohenden Bargeldverbot und eine Kritik des digitalen Zentralbankgeldes” – Thorsten Polleit (DE)
15:00-15:15 Discussion
15:15-15:45 Coffee break


Session III:
On Power, Corruption and the End of the Rule of Law

15:45-16:00 Chair: Hardy Bouillon (DE)
16:00-16:30 “A Freeway to Serfdom: On Social Media, Polarization and the Contempt of Civic Institutions” – Michael Leube (ES/US)
16:30-16:45 Discussion
16:45-17:15 “Über den Rechtspositivismus, den Mangel an
politischer Verantwortung und das Ende des Rechtsstaats”
– Henrique Schneider (CH)
17:15-17:45 Discussion (general)
17:45-18:00 Closing Remarks by H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein

The conference will be video recorded. The videos will be published in due course (YouTube).

Relevant literature is offered for sale online by buchausgabe.de.

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