Mises Club Carolinas: Replicating Efficacious Leadership and Entrepreneurship Through Philosophy

by: Joshua D. Glawson, LPNC Strategic Communications Adviser

“He who only wishes and hopes does not interfere actively with the course of events and with the shaping of his own destiny.” -Ludwig von Mises

On Saturday, January 25, 2024, The Mises Club Carolinas, consisting of a group of like-minded entrepreneurs, efficacious leaders, writers, philosophers, economists, and lovers of liberty mingled together in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

The Mises Club Carolinas event was led by Kent Misegades and had around 40 people in attendance that rainy evening. The Meetup club met inside the warm and spacious Beow’s Books & Brews, a locally owned and operated coffee and beer shop. 

The coffee and the beer were both fantastic! The fact that the owners are proponents of liberty is certainly a major plus. 

Many efficacious leaders and pragmatic entrepreneurs of North Carolina showed up, including Bob Luddy, George Leef, Paul Cwik, Lindsay Mumma, Robert Napolitano, and Winston Brady.

Included in this mix were the Libertarian Party of North Carolina’s Chair Ryan Brown, Secretary Dee Watson, and yours truly - Strategic Communications Adviser Joshua D. Glawson. 

The Mises Club Carolinas is primarily based in North Carolina and meets at various locations throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. Various city specific chapters within the main club host monthly meetings and help contribute to the growth of this movement. For example, the Charlotte, NC, meetings are normally directed by Pierre Lawson

The club made a point of clarification that they are not directly affiliated with the Mises Institute, but are instead more like a Mises fan club that promotes ideas, encourages entrepreneurship, and invigorates people to take positive action. 

The Mises Club Carolinas is also not a part of the Libertarian Party Mises Caucus, and they tend to consist of less direct political discussions although most attendees and presenters are at least liberty-leaning, and there have been meetings consisting of such discussions. Overall, the Mises Clubs tend to be less political and more personal developent action oriented.  

Meetings tend to have a theme and presenters to keep everyone focused on a specific topic. This most recent meeting centered around free speech and getting books published. They noted this event was fundamentally involving the First Amendment, while the next meeting will revolve around topics included in the Second Amendment. 

In this particular themed series meeting, some invaluable advice was given from professionals in the publishing business as well as those who have either self-published or published by a major publisher. This is where the organizations Classical Conversations and Thales Academy really shined in their presentations. 

The most helpful advice for beginners was to familiarize oneself with Adobe products, start taking small necessary steps of writing with a purpose, and self-publish through Amazon. 

The entrepreneurial leadership movement being generated by the Mises Club Carolinas as led by Kent Misgades is heartening and emboldening. This group of true go-getters is utilizing the powerful philosophy of Ludwig von Mises and turning it into positive action. 

This growing team is assuredly improving the lives of everyone involved along with those externally throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and beyond.  

Get involved and attend a Mises Club Carolinas event or find a local chapter. If you feel so inclined, you may even be able to start your own city chapter. 

It’s certainly a great way to network and meet like-minded individuals while inspiring others. You will meet efficacious leaders, entrepreneurs, and fellow libertarians. 

Take Action

For more information or to register for Mises Club Carolinas events, please contact Kent Misegades, [email protected]. Tell him Joshua D. Glawson and the Libertarian Party of North Carolina sent you. 

Joshua D. Glawson is Content Manager for MoneyMetals.com and a writer and speaker in the Liberty Movement. He has been active with the Libertarian Party of California since 2015. He now resides in his home state of North Carolina. Check him out at Home - Joshua D. Glawson (joshuadglawson.com)

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  • Rob Yates
    published this page in County Corner 2024-02-29 12:35:11 -0500
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