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What is Freedom Fest?

FreedomFest is an annual festival where “free minds meet” to celebrate “great books, great ideas, and great thinkers” in an open-minded society. It is independent, non-partisan, and not affiliated with any organization or think tank.

Founded and produced by Mark Skousen since 2002, FreedomFest invites the “best and the brightest” from around the world to talk, strategize, socialize, and celebrate liberty. FreedomFest is open to all and is purely egalitarian, where speakers, attendees, and exhibitors are treated as equals.

“The Best & the Brightest” Meet Annually in the World’s Most Libertarian City – Las Vegas.

Who should attend FreedomFest? It’s open to anyone who enjoys a wide interest in books, art, music, film, and drama in all topics, including science, philosophy, economics, health, sports, technology, business, religion, law, and politics. FreedomFest attracts people of all walks of life and across the political spectrum to learn, debate and honor great books, great ideas, and great thinkers.

What does A.E.I.O.U stand for?

A.E.I.O.U. comes from the tombstone of Frederick III, the first Hapsburg emperor. Many believe it is Latin or German for “Austria will rule the world.” For me, it means, “Austrian Economics Is Overall Universal.” I write about this in my book, “Austrian Economics for Investors” (Laissez Faire Books, 800-326-0996, $12) and mention it in my newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, on occasion.

How is Mark Skousen associated with Doug Fabian, Nicholas Vardy and Chris Versace?

Mark Skousen, Doug Fabian, Nicholas Vardy and Chris Versace are part of the Eagle Financial Publications group of financial investment advisors. Learn more about Doug,  Nicholas and Chris.

Who is Mark Skousen?

Dr. Mark Skousen is the editor of Forecasts & Strategies, High Income Alert, Private Equity Trader, and Fast Money Alert.

Dr. Mark Skousen is a nationally-known investment expert, professional economist, university professor, and author of more than 25 books. Since 1980, he has been the editor in chief of the award-winning Forecasts & Strategies. He is also the editor of three weekly trading advisory services: Private Equity Trader, High-Income Alert, and Fast Money Alert. He is the producer of FreedomFest, an annual gathering of individualists. Dr. Skousen was a former economic analyst to the CIA.

Learn more about Mark here.

Who are your recommended coin dealers?

 My favorite coin dealers are:
1. For bullion coins (American eagles, etc.), and common-dated U.S. collectible coins (Morgan silver dollars, St. Gaudens Double Eagle gold coins, etc.): Camino Coins, 1301 Broadway Ave., Burlingame, CA 94010, 1-800/348-8001 www.caminocompany.com.
2. For bullion coins, bullion bars, and Perth Mint Certificate Program: Michael or Richard Checkan, Asset Strategies International, Inc. (ASI), 1700 Rockville Pike, Suite 400, Rockville, MD 20852, 1-800/831-0007 www.assetstrategies.com.
3. For rare coins (PCGS graded coins) and bullion coins: Van Simmons, President, David Hall Rare Coins, P.O. Box 6220, Newport Beach, CA 92658, 1-800/759-7575 www.davidhall.com.
4. For rare and bullion coins: Pat Heller, Director, Liberty Coin Service, 300 Frandor Ave., Lansing, MI 48912, 1-800/933-4720 www.libertycoinservice.com and EverBank, Metals Select Accounts ($5,000 minimum), 1-800/926-4922 www.everbank.com/metalsselect.

5. Asset Strategies International, Inc.: 1700 Rockville Pike #400, Rockville, MD 20852, T: 800/831.0007 or 301/881.8600, F: 301/881.1936, email: rcheckan@assetstrategies.com, Contact: Rich Checkan — Handles Perth Mint Certificate Programs