The nature of money is the root of all that is wrong with economies; gold, silver, paper money and cryptocurrencies in 2020-2021.

Lecturers: Sandeep Jaitly; Darryl Schoon; Peter Van Coppenolle; Martin Hickling.

Post-Mises Austrian economics has ceased to be a fund of ideas to criticize and correct the mainstream, or to draw up the blueprint for the new economic order following the collapse of the present global experiment with fiat ‘currency.’ The reason is that it deviated from or abandoned the philosophy and methodology of its founder, Carl Menger (1840-1921).

This series consists of two days of four hourly lectures, separated by morning and afternoon refreshment and question periods.

Lecture titles include:
  1. Leverage and its unwinding
  2. Futures markets and bills of exchange
  3. Debunking volatility
  4. Capitalism ending
  5. The history and future of fiat paper money
  6. Buckminster Fuller: Fullerenes and the crisis without precedent

Authors will be available to autograph their books at the event.

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Sandeep Jaitly (UK)

Sandeep Jaitly graduated in 2003 from The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London with a Masters of Science degree in mathematics. After graduation, he worked at a several London investment firms where he specialized in precious metals, global equities and options writing.

He has also lectured worldwide on the historical role of gold and its future role. An adherent of the Austrian school of economics, he is a proponent of the views of Carl Menger.

Jaitly is also known for originating the concept of the "co-basis" in basis trading, an arbitrage trading strategy that seeks to profit from perceived mispricing of securities. He is currently a director of BullionPLay, Ltd. and editor of Purely Theoretical Research. He holds a PhD in Economics from New Austrian School of Economics.

In this interview Sandeep Jaitly is interviewed by Lars Schall.GOLD IS THE CONSTANT

Darryl Robert Schoon (USA)

Darryl Robert SchoonDarryl Robert Schoon writes and lectures on the causes and significance of the economic collapse. His book, Time of the Vulture: How to Survive the Crisis and Prosper in the Process predicted the collapse and the following severe downturn. He graduated from UC Davis (1966) in political science with a focus on East Asia.

In 1978, he was appointed to the San Francisco-China Committee by Mayor Dianne Feinstein and, in 1979, received White House invitations from President Jimmy Carter to attend the Washington DC reception for the Vice-Premier of the Peoples’ Republic of China, Deng Xiao-ping; and, in 1982, accompanied Mayor Feinstein to Shanghai as a member of the SF-China business subcommittee where he gave a talk on US-China trade.

Darryl Robert Schoon’s participation in the 1960s Haight-Ashbury subculture radically altered his outlook, contributing to the unique point-of-view through which he views the collapse of the present economic system and its positive resolution. He has lectured in Europe, Australia and the US as an expert on gold and money and has written five books. He also maintains a financial news website,, and his talks on money and metaphysics are available on his youtube channel, SchoonWorks.

Darryl was an original member of the Positive Deviant Network (PDN) and predicted the 2008 economic collapse in March 2007 in his presentation to the PDN. He is a vice-president of Mr. Happy’s Hat, a condom company, and he and his wife, Martha, are ordained ministers.

Peter Van Coppenolle (Belgium)

Peter_Van_CoppenollePeter Van Coppenolle graduated in law and economics from Johannesburg University in 1986 and from Brussels, Tilburg & Leuven Universities (LLM International Tax) in 2009 & 2010. After graduating, he worked as a researcher for the South African Foreign Trade Organisation and for Barlows in the finance department. In Brussels, Peter served for a number of Belgian public and private companies either as director or advisor. He is currently a partner of Pintax cvba, an independent tax and legal advisory service, specialising in succession planning for the disabled. Peter has been a student of Austrian Economics since 1990 and an assistant lecturer of Prof. Antal Fekete since 2001. His expertise is predominantly in the establishment of solid protection devices for succession planning, especially suited for needy or disabled loved ones.

Peter is a lecturer and researcher at the the New Austrian School of Economics (NASOE). He is also fellow and honorary board member of Purely Theoretical Research Ltd. in London. His predilection is for Greek philosophy and philosophy of mind.

Martin Hickling (Australia)

Martin HIcklingMartin has a background in the areas of investment management, asset allocation, financial modelling, performance measurement, risk analytics and equities research. He qualified as an actuary in 1990 and has worked in various investment and actuarial related roles for Colonial Group, Ord Minnett, and Credit Suisse. He was also a Portfolio Manager / Analyst in Australian equities at Concord Capital. He currently consults to a number of financial services companies on investment strategy and asset allocation. He has a keen interest in monetary economics, previously attending seminars of the New Austrian School of Economics in Madrid and London. >/p>

He has authored articles for actuarial conferences and publications on a wide range of subjects, including performance measurement, financial reporting, monetary economics and climate change.

Ralph Terry Foster (USA)

Ralph Terry FosterRalph Terry Foster is the author of: Fiat Paper Money: the History and Evolution of our Currency.

This classic work is the first and most complete authoritative book on the history and evolution of fiat currency notes throughout history. This book is based on ten years of research and over 800 volumes reviewed. Covers period from the invention of paper money and the first issues in China in 1024 AD to the present-day.