Tomorrow, on Tuesday 6th of October, Demelza and I will have the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Rahim Taghizadegan on our weekly show.

Dr. Taghizadegan is an Austrian-Iranian philosopher, he founded the “Institut für Wertewirtschaft” or “Institute for Economic Values”, now renamed “Scholarium” in Vienna. He’s a prolific author (mostly in his native German tongue) and he has held teaching positions at the University of Liechtenstein, the Vienna University of Economics and the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg.

He is currently an Assistant Professor at Liechtenstein’s “International Academy of Philosophy” or “IAP”, an amazing institution that hosts a PhD program in Philosophy in which one of the proposed research topics is focused on Austrian Economics. Professor Jörg Guido Hülsmann also teaches at the IAP. This is just one of the ways in which Liechtenstein is probably the world’s most libertarian or “Austrian” country.

If you’ve ever talked to a layman about your passion in “Austrian Economics”, they probably looked at you like you had gone mad and decided to dedicate yourself to the study of Austria’s economy. You’ve probably had to laboriously explain to several of your friends and family members that actually, the economy of Austria is far from “Austrian”, and that the Austrian government’s economic policies are anything but “Austrian Economics”.

But did you know that there is a group of people fighting tooth and nail to bring back Austrian Economics to its birthplace? The Scholarium is an independent research and educational institution which aims to provide an alternative to traditional universities, media and initiatives. It regularly hosts seminars in Vienna and has a magnificent library accessible to guests who pay a monthly fee. It also offers its members and scholars a wide variety of distance learning material, and has recently started an entrepreneurial gap year program in Vienna called “Craftprobe”, offering students between 18 and 28 years old a unique educational and market-based work experience during 2 to 12 months.

To learn more about the IAP, the Scholarium, Craftprobe, and much much more, be sure to tune in tomorrow at 8pm CET (2pm EDT). We will also, as usual, have a 15 minute Q&A session at the end of our show where you will be able to ask Dr. Taghizadegan anything you like!