I am going to Geneva, Switzerland for the weekend. There, I will meet some friends, visit the city with fellow liberty-lovers on Saturday, and relax in the city on Sunday while they go to Mont Pélerin. I will be back in Brussels on Monday early morning.
Geneva is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. A global city and a worldwide centre for diplomacy, it is also the most important international co-operation centre with New-York because of the presence of numerous international organizations, including the headquarters of many of the agencies of the United Nations and the Red Cross. Geneva has been described as the third European financial centre after London and Zurich. A 2009 survey found Geneva to have the third-highest quality of life in the world.
The Mont Pelerin Society – nammed after this area of Switzerland – is an international organization composed of economists (including 8 nobel winners), philosophers, historicians, intellectuals, business leaders, and others who favour classical liberalism, its founders including Friedrich Hayek, Karl Popper, Ludwig von Mises and Milton Friedman. The society advocates freedom of expression, free market economic policies and the political values of an open society.