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Free Banking in Brazil
Posted By Steve Horwitz On February 4, 2012 @ 9:09 pm In Uncategorized | 6 Comments
I'm currently in Brazil at a summer seminar for young Brazilians interested in libertarian ideas sponsored by the Atlas Foundation and OrdemLivre.org  in the beautiful mountain town of Petropolis outside of Rio. On Thursday, I participated in a debate at the equivalent of the Chamber of Commerce in Sao Paulo celebrating the Mises-Brazil Portuguese translation of Ron Paul's End the Fed. Around 70 people stuck around for almost 3 hours to listen to me give a 45 minute talk on why we don't need a central bank, followed by commentary and discussion from other participants. The event was well-covered by the Brazilian press, including a nice story in the top economics paper  in the country that included a picture pairing that I just loved  (that's a Facebook link as I can't find it online).
There was also some TV coverage . My bit is, in fact, in English.
It's amazing to think that a debate like this could draw this much attention in a part of the world not known for skepticism about central banking. That, I think, is a good sign.
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URLs in this post:
 OrdemLivre.org: http://www.ordemlivre.org/
 story in the top economics paper: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fazenda.gov.br%2Fresenhaeletronica%2FMostraMateria.asp%3Fpage%3D%26cod%3D784722
 a picture pairing that I just loved: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150501569931829&set=a.10150237521306829.319960.589426828&type=1
 TV coverage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hHoj47FD8jU
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