Libertarianism 101 Workshop

Why Libertarianism?

Do you dislike The blackmailer? 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, 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 actually benefit society; and
  • If we prohibit their activities, we do so at our own 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 nonviolent person or his property.


Timings Topic
09:00 AM to 10:00 AM · Introduction and The Libertarian lesson
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM · The Prostitute
————————— Break —————————
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM · The Blackmailer
12:15 PM to 1:15 PM · The Profiteer
————————— Lunch Break —————————
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM · The Speculator
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM · The Smuggler
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM · The Litterer


The workshop will be held on Sunday, 05 June, 2022 in Surat, Gujarat (IN). The workshop will be online and it will be interactive.


Maximum 15 per workshop.


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 degree 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 teaches economics and libertarianism since last 15 years.


The last date of registration is 31st May, 2022. To confirm your registration you need to pay the prescribed fees.


  • INR 1,999/- (per registrant)
  • INR 799/-    (for students with valid ID)

Online Payment:

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)

Offline Payment:

You can pay Cash personally to Dr. Madhusudan Raj at the Department of Human Resources, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat – Gujarat, India.


    Note: Those who register as students need to upload their current student id to avail the student concession.

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