An Intro To Austrian Economics

On Thursday, February 28th, the Harrisonburg branch of the Shenandoah Valley Tea Party hosted Dr. Robert Subrick at their monthly meeting.  Dr. Subrick is a Professor of Economics at James Madison University whose work has been featured in numerous publications including the Review of Austrian Economics, the Indian Journal of Economics and Business, and the American Review of Political Economy.

In his lecture, Dr. Subrick offered a brief introduction to Austrian Economics as well as an overview of many of the thoughts of the Nobel Prize winning economist and philosopher Friedrich Hayek.  News of Dr. Subrick speech brought a number of new faces to Thursday’s tea party meeting.  It should also be noted that this information is particularly important for those individuals who are unfamiliar with this important topic.

Rather than present a summation of this talk, with Dr. Subrick’s permission, I’m pleased to present a video of his speech in its entirety.  I hope that you find it both interesting and informative.

Two Chances for Lt. Gov. Candidates

Pete Snyder, Scott Lingamfelter, Jeannemarie Davis
Pete Snyder, Scott Lingamfelter, & Jeannemarie Davis

Over the next two days, residents and visitors to the Harrisonburg area will have two opportunities to listen to and meet with three of the seven Republican candidates for lieutenant governor.

First, I have received word that Pete Snyder will be speaking at Thursday’s meeting of the Harrisonburg Tea Party (February 28th).  That gathering is taking place from 6:30 PM to 8:15 at the Freedom Baptist Church, located at 141 Pleasant Hill Road.  In addition, the main focal point of the evening will be Professor Robert Subrick of JMU.  He will be addressing the important and far too often overlooked topic of Austrian Economics.

Second, Delegate Scott Lingamfelter and Jeannemarie Davis are the two-featured guests at the monthly First Friday gathering of the Harrisonburg & Rockingham County Republican Parties (March 1st).  The event starts at noon and will be held at the Woodgrill Buffet on 1711 Reservoir Street.  If you would like to attend this event, please email Suzanne Obenshain at so that sufficient space is reserved.

Remember, if you are planning to sign up to be a delegate to the Virginia Republican convention in May, it is imperative that you learn about all of your choices.  Therefore, I highly recommend that you make both of these gatherings and keep an eye out for additional chances to meet with all candidates in your area, regardless of whether you live in the Shenandoah Valley or some other portion of the state.