Libertarianism 101 Workshop

Why Libertarianism?

Do you dislike The blackmailer? or the smuggler? The speculator? The profiteer? The litterer? The smoker? The moneylender? The fat capitalist pig employer? The employer of child labor? etc., people.

Most probably yes.

But why? What have they done wrong?

The people discussed in this workshop are generally considered villainous and the functions they perform as harmful. However, the thrust of this workshop is to show you three things:

  • These people are guilty of no wrongdoing of a violent nature;
  • In virtually every case, they benefit society; and
  • If we prohibit their activities, we do so at our loss.

The impetus of this workshop is Libertarianism. The basic premise of this philosophy is that it is illegitimate to engage in aggression against non-aggressors. What is meant by aggression is not assertiveness, argumentativeness, competitiveness, adventurousness, quarrelsomeness, or antagonism. What is meant by aggression is the use of violence, such as that which takes place in murder, rape, robbery, mob lynching, or kidnapping.

Libertarianism does not imply pacifism; it does not forbid the use of violence in defense even in retaliation against violence. Libertarian philosophy condemns only the initiation of violence – the use of violence against a nonviolent person or his property.


Timings  (Indian Standard Time IST) Topic
08:00 AM to 09:00 AM · Introduction and The Libertarian lesson
09:00 AM to 10:00 AM ·The Moneylender
10:05 AM to 11:00 AM · The Speculator
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM · The Profiteer


The workshop will be held online on Sunday, 05 May, 2024.


This workshop is based on Prof. Walter Block’s famous book, Defending the Undefendable Vol. I & II. A PDF copy and an audio book version of the first volume of this book will be provided to the workshop participants free of charge.


This workshop will be taught by Dr. Madhusudan Raj, an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. He holds a doctorate in Economics as well as a graduate degree in Austrian Economics from the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Alabama, USA. He is an Anarcho-Capitalist Austro-Libertarian thinker and has taught economics and libertarianism for the last 15 years.


The last date of registration is 4th May 2024. To confirm your registration you need to pay the prescribed fees.


  • INR 2500/- (per registrant)
  • INR 1500/- (for students with valid ID)
  • International participants US$ 30.00

Online Payment:

For Indian Participants

UPI: madhusudanraj@icici

You can pay fees online (NEFT / RTGS / IMPS) to the account given below:

Account Name: Madhusudan Raj

Account Number: 443402010008632

Bank name: Union Bank of India

Branch: Vesu, Surat

IFSC Code: UBIN0544345 (used for RTGS, IMPS, and NEFT transactions)

For International Participants

International participants, please email us using the contact form about how to make the payment of registration fees.  


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