This weekend, I am speaking on the financial system at a conference in Bulgaria organised by Istituto Bruno Leoni. The tenor of the conference may be indicated by this abstract of Bruno Leoni’s Freedom and the Law:
The greatest obstacle to rule of law in our time, contends the author of this thought-provoking work, is the problem of overlegislation. In modern democratic societies, legislative bodies are increasingly usurping functions that were and should be exercised by individuals or groups rather than government. The result is an unwieldy surfeit of laws and regulations that by their sheer volume stifle individual freedom.
Looking forward to it. I’m currently in Vienna airport, en route, and it’s good to be in the city which incubated the Austrian School of social and economic thought.