MONT PELERIN SOCIETY
An ingot (200g), presented "To Professor F.A.V. Hayek | To mark the 25th anniversary | of his founding of the | Mont Pelerin Society | Montreaux September 1972", stamped with number '"999", with accompanying certificate, housed in a blue velvet-lined box
The Mont Pelerin Society was founded by Professor Hayek following a conference in the Swiss village in April 1947. Hayek invited 39 scholars to “facilitate an exchange of ideas between like-minded scholars in the hope of strengthening the principles and practice of a free society and to study the workings, virtues, and defects of market-oriented economic systems.”
Past members of the Society have included Ludwig von Mises, Karl Popper, Milton Friedman, Maurice Allais, Ludwig Erhard, Frank Knight and William F. Buckley Jr; it can count nine Nobel laureates amongst its historic members. It was the first of the libertarian "think tanks" that proliferated around the western world from the mid-twentieth century.
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Minor scuff marks to the ingot with minimal chipping
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