Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2018

Karl Marx:
Born 1818 and Still Going Strong?

(Karl Marx: Mythos und Realität)

The 14th International Gottfried von Haberler Conference took place on May 25, 2018 in Vaduz, at University of Liechtenstein.

Topic: “Karl Marx: Born 1818 and Still Going Strong?” – German: “Karl Marx: Mythos und Realität”.

The event was organized and hosted by ECAEF – European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation. Support of the University of Liechtenstein and multiple local and international sponsors was gratefully acknowledged.

Academic Director: Kurt R. Leube
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Media Matters: Karin Brigl
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Conference Schedule on May 25, 2018

Welcome and Opening by H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein

Session I: 
On the Origin and the Development of Karl Marx’ Ideas.

Chair: Karl-Peter Schwarz (A)
Hardy Bouillon (D): Freiheit durch Sozialismus? Der Mythos Karl Marx
Pedro Schwartz (ES): A Spectre haunts Europe: The ‘Communist Manifesto’ after 170 Years

Session II:
On Marx’ Economics: “… a most ingeniously conceived structure, … but – a House of Cards.”

Chair: Henrique Schneider (CH)
Michael Wohlgemuth (D): Der moderne Sozialismus und die Kritik der österr. Schule
Philipp Batthyany (CH): Liberalismus oder Sozialismus als Zukunftsfrage

Session III: 
Marxism as a Dogma: Complete with Prophet, Sacred Texts and Promises shrouded in Mystery.

Chair: Peter Fischer (CH)
Enrique Ghersi (Peru): “A not-so ‘Shining Path’: Just one Case in Point of a Failed Idea ending in Terror”
Timothy Garton Ash (UK): Is a Spectre Still Haunting Central Europe? Reflections of an Eyewitness

Farewell address: H.S.H Prince Michael of Liechtenstein.



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