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January 1, 2015 - Andrew Bernstein
"Introduction to Objectivism" based on his book
"Objectivism in One Lesson: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Ayn Rand"
Philosopher, novelist and radical for laissez-faire capitalism.
www.andrewbernstein.net
Stephen Harne, previously scheduled, has been postponed.
NYC Junto Newsletter
written by Iris Bell on November 27, 2014
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Contents
* Junto meeting Thursday, December 4, 2014
* NEW  Junto speakers through November 2015
* NEW  NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sun., Nov. 30, 3:00pm
* NEW  Celebrate your favorite hero, Sat., Dec. 6, 4:00pm
* NEW  Napolitano on Q&A online, Mon., Dec. 8, 1:00pm 
* NEW  "Religion vs. Freedom," Wed., Dec. 10, 7:00pm
* NEW  Cato conference NYC: War on Poverty, Thur., Jan. 29 
* NEW  "Why government fails & why ideas matter" Boudreaux
* NEW  Libertarian law firm's ideas, front page Sun. NY Times
* NEW  Civil asset forfeiture in the media -- including humor
* NEW  "Illumination in the Flatwoods" Niederhoffer recommend
* NEW  "The Tyranny of Silence -- one cartoon ignited a debate 
* NEW  "The Leadership Crisis and the Free Market Cure" 
* NEW  "How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life"
* NEW  "The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels" book Alex Epstein
* NEW  Bosch Fawstin speaks about Islam
* NEW  Objectivist travels the world, explaining free markets
* NEW  Atlas Network connects 400+ free market organizations 
* NEW  The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, Germany still divided
* NEW  "Airbnb: The real story"
* NEW  Chinese companies hire people to fake sales figures 
* NEW  A tribute page for Barbara Branden
* NEW  Atlas Society asks for proposals Atlas Summit 2015
* NEW  Ed Snider, philanthropist and Ayn Rand's ideas 
* NEW  Items of interest -- related to Ayn Rand
* NEW  Mark Cuban net neutrality, Ayn Rand-featured Twitter
* NEW  Free market & Objectivist local meetings, sites, podcasts
* Fred Cookinham's five Ayn Rand walking tours
* Read and post to Junto sites
* About Junto and this Junto newsletter

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Junto focuses on free markets, Objectivism and investing.
It's a group that shares information, discusses current issues
and presents speakers.

Thursday, December 4
Donald J. Boudreaux 
"Half-Wits and Hypocrites: 2013-2014" 

Admission free -- no reservation necessary
* We'll socialize from 7:00pm to 7:30pm
* 7:30pm moderator, Gene Epstein calls first for announcements
    of things happening before the next Junto. Then he asks for
    other announcements and for people to introduce themselves.
* The speaker begins promptly at 8:00pm.
* Most speakers will present their thoughts in several sections.
    Each section will have audience questions, discussions and
    rebuttal of the speaker's points.
* Discussions are intense but polite.
* The meeting will continue to 10:00pm or later.

General Society Library
20 West 44 Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, NYC
near the Grand Central Terminal

* Junto meets on the first Thursday of every month
* Participation by all attendees is highly encouraged.
* 70 to 150 people attend most Juntos.

Donald J. Boudreaux "Half-Wits and Hypocrites: 2013-2014" 
    He's senior fellow Mercatus Center, and professor 
economics George Mason University chair, study of 
free market capitalism, Mercatus Center.
    His most recent book is "Hypocrites & Half-Wits: A Daily 
Dose of Sanity from Cafe Hayek" www.tiny.cc/Sanity
    Excerpt from Gene Epstein's Barron's review: "Is it possible 
to write an insightful book on economics and be funny in the 
process? ...[this book] proves it's quite possible....this delightful 
collection of letters to editors that take aim at the hypocrisy and 
half-wittedness rife in media pronouncements on the dismal 
science, Boudreaux follows in the footsteps of Frederic Bastiat, 
the great 19th-century French economist who also used humor 
and satire to puncture commonly held myths.
    [He] writes to economist Peter Morici about his view that 
Hurricane Irene would lead to positive outcomes. As Morici 
explained, due to the rebuilding, "the capital stock that emerges 
will prove more economically useful and productive." This 
inspires Boudreaux to offer to come over and destroy Morici's 
house and car, since newer versions will surely be "more 
economically useful and productive."
     Boudreaux blogs daily at: www.CafeHayek.com. 
Watch him on Stossel talking to students about economics: 
www.tiny.cc/econStossel

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Junto's founder and host is Victor Niederhoffer.
    Visit his site: www.DailySpeculations.com
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Feel free to use the above text to promote Junto among
free marketers, Objectivists and investors.

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Come to Junto, meet these upcoming speakers:

January 1, 2015    Andrew Bernstein    "Introduction to 
Objectivism" based on his book "Objectivism in One Lesson: 
An introduction to the philosophy of Ayn Rand" He's a 
philosopher, novelist and radical for laissez-faire capitalism. 
www.andrewbernstein.net

February 5    Benjamin W. Powell, on his book "Out of Poverty: 
Sweatshops in the global economy" Free Market Institute 
director at the Texas Tech University, senior fellow Independent 
Institute, a libertarian think tank. www.tiny.cc/BPowell
AND
the celebration of Ayn Rand's 110th birthday.

March 5    Nina Teicholz and John Mackey will DEBATE:
"An animal foods/low-carb centered diet is unhealthy 
compared with a 90+% plant-based diet that 
excludes sugar and refined grain products."
    Teicholz takes the negative & Mackey takes the affirmative.
Teicholz is the author of "The Big Fat Surprise: Why butter, 
meat & cheese belong in a healthy diet." Investigative journalist 
who's reported for National Public Radio. www.tiny.cc/BFs
    Mackey's working on a book about healthy diet. He spoke 
at Junto in June 2013. He's co-CEO of Whole Foods Market. 
His stores often have Dr. Fuhrman's Nutrient Density numbers 
on items on the salad bar. Fuhrman says 90% of the daily diet 
should be nutrient rich plant foods: www.tiny.cc/DrF  
Whole Food Market's healthy eating: www.tiny.cc/WholeFoodM

April 2    Jason Riley, Wall Street Journal editorial board 
member, on his book "Please Stop Helping Us: How liberals 
make it harder for blacks to succeed" Gene Epstein's review 
in Barron's: www.tiny.cc/Jriley 

May 7    Casey Mulligan on his book "Side Effects: The 
economic consequences of Obamacare" University of Chicago 
economist, his blog is "Supply and Demand (in that order)"
www.tiny.cc/caseyM

June 4    Janine Wedel on her book "Unaccountable: How elite 
power brokers corrupt our finances, freedom, and security"
professor in the School of Policy, Government and International 
Affairs at George Mason University  www.tiny.cc/jWedel

July 2, Christopher Preble, "Wars of Choice vs. Wars of 
Necessity" Cato VP defense and foreign policy studies
Bio: www.tiny.cc/preble   His blog www.tiny.cc/Pre

August 6, Tyler Cowen, economics professor George Mason 
University, director Mercatus Center. He's spoken at Junto more
than any other speaker. He blogs daily www.tiny.cc/MarRev

September and October 2015 speakers will be announced

November 5    Richard A. Epstein spoke at Junto Sept. 2011 
and April 1997. Law professor NY University, adjunct scholar 
Cato, senior fellow Hoover Institution, senior lecturer University 
Chicago Law School. Legal Affairs poll: one of the 20 most 
influential legal thinkers. His tweets www.tiny.cc/eTweets

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NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sunday, November 30, 3:00pm
    As always, we'll talk about Ayn Rand, her works, challenges,
Objectivist life, options, associations and knowledge.
    Give and take, open to all, no charge, no reservations.
It's on the last Sunday of each month.
    It's at The Midtown Restaurant, 155 East 55 Street, between
3rd and Lexington Avenues, mid-block on the north side
of 55th Street, in Manhattan, free.
    There are usually about two dozen people at each Meetup.
Benny Pollack, Ayn Rand Meetup organizer, says: "Join our
group of regular Objectivists for a lively discussion on topics
related to Ayn Rand and Objectivist philosophy in general.
    "Please join us. If you are already versed in the topic, want
to learn or just want to spend an intellectually stimulating
afternoon, please come. I hope to see you all there."
    Get up-to-date info  www.AynRand.meetup.com/8

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Celebrate your favorite hero, Saturday, December 6, 4:00pm
    In this the second Objectivist Meetup where members are
invited to give a sharing story about a hero they admire, related 
to Objectivist principles. 
    Each person will have five minutes to speak. Then the group 
have five minutes for comments. Participation is not required 
but encouraged.   
    We'll meet inside the public space at 120 Park Avenue, main
entrance on 42nd Street at the SW corner, across the street from 
Grand Central Terminal. Alternate entrance on Park Avenue.  
    More information, to sign up  www.meetup.com/nyheroes
Hosted by Robert Begley, Junto speaker
    (The Terminal has two glorious outdoor statues of heroes: 
Cornelius Vanderbilt: www.tiny.cc/van 
and The Glory of Commerce: www.tiny.cc/commerce)

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Andrew Napolitano on Galt's Gulch Online, Mon., Dec. 8, 1:00pm 
    For one hour he'll do an AMA (Ask Me Anything). He'll
 answer your questions and talk about his new book "Suicide 
Pact: The radical expansion of presidential powers and the 
lethal threat to American liberty" www.tiny.cc/sui
    If you buy his book that day you'll get this other book of his
free "Freedom Answer Book." 
    Post your question, all will vote on questions, the most popular 
questions rise to the top. The Judge will answer the top questions. 
Sign in free: www.tiny.cc/gulchAccount

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"Religion vs. Freedom," Wednesday, December 10, 7:00pm
...learn to look at both faith and freedom in a new light 
by Onkar Ghate, senior fellow, Ayn Rand Institute
7:00pm reception, 7:30pm lecture and Q&A
CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, off 34th Street
    This provocative talk examines the link in American culture 
between capitalism and religion. Ghate's bio www.tiny.cc/Gbio  
    Students free, general audience $10, light refreshment served
Pay online or at the door, cash or credit card. By phone: 
949-222-6550 extension 204  Sign up at www.tiny.cc/RandTalks
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This is the fourth of 10 months of NYC lectures. Each is 
on the second Wednesday of the month, at the same location. 
    These "Road to a Free Society: Ayn Rand Institute on Tour" 
speakers also give their talks in Chicago, Irvine, CA and 
Palo Alto/San Francisco.
    The interactive forum will give you the opportunity to ask 
questions about today's cultural and political issues and gain 
an understanding of how Ayn Rand's views on individualism 
and capitalism apply to the challenges of our time.  
    If you're new to Rand's ideas or familiar with them, this is 
your chance to ask questions and engage the speakers.

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Cato conference in NYC: War on Poverty, Thur., Jan. 29, 2015 
    In 1964 President Lyndon Johnson declared an "unconditional 
war on poverty in America." His goal was not only to "relieve 
the symptom of poverty, but to cure it." Since then, federal and 
state governments have spent over $19 trillion fighting poverty. 
What has been accomplished?
    This half-day conference brings together experts across the 
political spectrum to discuss whether the War on Poverty has 
reduced poverty, what remain to be done and whether private
charitable efforts be better.
    * Welcome address John Allison, president, Cato Institute
    * Keynote address, John McWhorter, Center for American 
Studies, Columbia University
    * Panels: "50 Years of the War on Poverty: Success, failure, 
incomplete?" and "Private Alternatives to Government Welfare"
    Learn more and sign up www.tiny.cc/catoP

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"Why government fails and why ideas matter"
    Article by December Junto speaker Donald J. Boudreaux:
In a...cartoon, a senior professor reviews a long and complicated 
mathematical proof that a younger colleague has written on a 
chalkboard....the elder scholar tells the younger "I think you 
should be more explicit here in step two" -- a step that appears 
on the chalkboard as "Then a miracle occurs." www.tiny.cc/DB
    
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Libertarian law firm's ideas on front page Sunday NY Times
    Featured were two Institute for Justice cases in their campaign 
to end civil forfeiture. They represent small business owners in 
Iowa and in Long Island. IRS didn't like the way they deposited 
money in the bank, it seized the contents of their bank accounts 
and placed the burden on them to get their money back. Read
this positive article: www.tiny.cc/ijNYT
    This national law firm for liberty does cutting-edge litigation 
and advocacy both in court and in public opinion on behalf of 
individuals whose most basic rights are denied by government. 
They never charge their clients.
     They litigate in these areas: private property, economic 
liberty, free speech and school choice. They've had five cases 
in the U.S Supreme Court, winning four of them. They seek 
rule of law so individuals can control their destinies. www.ij.org

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Civil asset forfeiture in the media -- including humor
    This Future of Capitalism's item links to the NY Times 
article mentioned above. It also tells of and links to the 4 part 
series on civil asset forfeiture in the Washington Post.
    Best of all it has a link to a comedy piece that makes it's points 
so well could have been written by Institute for Justice itself. But 
it's done with with humor and drama. This 16 minute segment 
by HBO comedian John Oliver has over 4 million YouTube 
views  www.tiny.cc/civil
    Future of Capitalism is edited by Ira Stoll, Junto speaker.

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"Illumination in the Flatwoods" Victor Niederhoffer recommends
    Victor says he loved this book "Illumination in the Flatwoods: 
A season living among the wild turkey." The journal Hutto kept 
of his year ultimately became the book: www.tiny.cc/bookTurkey
    This film "My Life as a Turkey" is based on the true story, 
it's beautiful, charming, funny, sad and thought-provoking. It 
explores rare moments when man and birds become more 
closely linked than nature normally allows. 
    I saw it on TV, wonderful experience: www.tiny.cc/turkeyVideo    

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"The Tyranny of Silence: How one cartoon ignited a global 
debate on the future of free speech," book by Flemming Rose
    Journalists face constant intimidation, whether it takes the 
extreme form of beheadings, death threats and government 
censorship, or simply political correctness -- it casts a shadow 
over their ability to tell a story. No one knows this better than 
Rose, the editor at the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, who, 
by publishing cartoons of the prophet Muhammad in 2006, 
incited a worldwide firestorm. 
    His book recounts that story, looking at attempts to limit 
free speech. Published by Cato  www.tiny.cc/tyranny

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"The Leadership Crisis and the Free Market Cure: 
Why the future of business depends on the return to life, liberty 
and the pursuit of happiness," Cato CEO John Allison's new book.
    "This book is an invaluable guide for all those who believe 
that the surest path to happiness is following your own vision."
John Mackey, Co-CEO Whole Foods Market, Junto speaker.
     Allison presents a reason-based, integrated philosophy which 
includes pro-life code of ethics & principles of effective thinking.
     Allison reveals the principles he sees as critical to the success 
of any leader, to all organizations and to the U.S. How they lead 
to individual happiness are the foundation for organizational and 
societal well-being. www.tiny.cc/cure

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"How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life:
An unexpected guide to human nature and happiness"
    Russ Roberts' book shows that Smith may have become the 
patron saint of capitalism after writing "Wealth of Nations" but 
few know that he had just as much to say when it comes to the 
way we perceive ourselves, the way we treat others and the 
decisions we make in pursuit of happiness. 
    Roberts examines Smith's forgotten masterpiece "Theory of 
Moral Sentiments" finding practical wisdom. What does it take 
to be truly happy? Should we pursue fame, fortune or respect of 
our friends and family? Smith's unexpected answers, framed 
within the context of current events, literature, history and pop 
culture, are profound, counterintuitive and entertaining.
    Look at human behavior through the lens of one of history's 
greatest minds: www.tiny.cc/Life

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"The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels" book by Alex Epstein
    Alex, a Junto speaker, is interviewed by Dennis Prager. Alex 
explains his principles so clearly that you'll hear Prager use one 
immediately: www.tiny.cc/FossilP
    Alex has interviews with Dr. Drew and others. He'll speak 
at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Cato, Heritage Foundation, 
Houston Petroleum Club and more. He'll discuss his book with
tech investor Peter Thiel before a large audience in Silicon Valley.
    Alex has written 25 media pieces to promote it in the next
weeks. His book is number 3 on The Wall Street Journal 
business list. Free books are being given to students and teachers. 
    Learn about the book: www.tiny.cc/Fossel  Visit his blog 
at his Center for Industrial Progress: www.tiny.cc/AlexBlog
Read the first chapter free: www.tiny.cc/chapterFREE
Watch a 2 minute video on the book: www.tiny.cc/fossilV

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Bosch Fawstin speaks about Islam
    Video interview with this comic book illustrator who was 
born Muslim. He'd left the religion but after 9/11 he began a
serious study of it: www.tiny.cc/bosch 
    He created "The Infidel" comic book featuring his superhero
Pigman. His blog is a gallery of his art and his thoughts. It has 
a dramatic drawing of Ayn Rand, with prints of it for sale: 
www.tiny.cc/BoschF

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Objectivist speaker travels the world, explaining free markets
* China: Ayn Rand Institute president Yaron Brook promoted
  the Chinese translation of "Free Market Revolution: How Ayn
  Rand's ideas can end big government." 
      He wrote it with Don Watkins. It shows how Ayn Rand's 
  ideas are key to solving our economic and political ills.
      He gave seven talks to hundreds of free market thinkers, 
  intellectuals, academics and students: www.tiny.cc/YaronC
* England: Watch Yaron speak to over 200 students at Exeter
  University, on the morality of capitalism: www.tiny.cc/YaronE

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Atlas Network connects over 400 free market organizations 
    They have events in NYC. Their free Dec. 3 Holiday Party is 
sold out. At it Gabriel Calzada, president Universidad Francisco 
Marroquín (UFM), Guatemala, will tell of UFM's annual 
gathering of free market reformers from across the world 
and of being a libertarian university in Central America.
    Atlas Network was founded in 1981 by Sir Antony Fisher. It 
offers ideas and resources to advance liberty. It identifies, screens 
and offers initial financial support to individuals and groups who 
want to create local think tanks in various countries. They assist 
think tanks that support private property rights, limited 
government, the rule of law and market economics.  
    Among it member groups, from over 80 countries, are the 
Atlas Society, Ayn Rand Institute, Cato, Claremont Institute, 
Foundation for Economic Education, Independent Institute, 
Institute for Justice, Law & Economics Center at George Mason 
University, Manhattan Institute, Mont Pelerin Society, Moving 
Picture Institute, Seasteading Institute and Tax Foundation. 
    They give a $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award. Events 
have featured Milton Friedman, Hernando de Soto, Charles 
Murray (Junto speaker), Walter Williams, George Will and 
many others. www.AtlasNetwork.org

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The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, but Germany is still divided
    Recovery from decades of communism isn't complete since 
the reunited country is a mixed economy: www.tiny.cc/TheWall

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Airbnb: The real story, by David Hantman, Airbnb public policy
    (List and book accommodations online or on a cell phone. 
Apartment for a night, castle for a week, villa for a month, 
over 34,000 cities, over 190 countries.)
    ...Hosts have every incentive to choose guests who will behave 
responsibly, and our site helps them make good decisions.
    Our ratings system lets hosts view references from other 
Airbnb users and -- through our Verified ID feature -- many 
guests provide off-line identification and links to social networks 
prior to a reservation.
    These tools are effective: More than 700,000 people stayed in 
a New York Airbnb over the last year, and almost every visitor 
acted responsibly and enriched the city.
    Just in case, we have a dedicated Trust and Safety team 
on-call 24 hours a day and a neighborhood hotline where 
neighbors can report any questions or concerns.
    This safe community is bringing hundreds of millions of 
dollars in economic benefit to New York... www.tiny.cc/real

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Chinese companies hire people to fake sales figures 
    On November 19th, John Batchelor spoke with Anne 
Stevenson-Yang, author of "China Alone: The emergence from,
and potential return to, isolation." She showed government 
stats saying Chinese internal purchases have grown 400% -- 
while companies hire people to buy, then return, merchandise 
to augment sales figures. Listen: www.tiny.cc/fake

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A tribute page for Barbara Branden
    She was a friend of Ayn Rand's and wrote Rand's first 
biography, under Rand's supervision: www.tiny.cc/WhoAR
    The tribute page: www.tiny.cc/BBtribute

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The Atlas Society asks for proposals for Atlas Summit 2015
    The annual summer conference June 18-21 in Nashua, NH 
invites proposals for lectures, courses, workshops, artistic
performances, exhibits and other program elements.
    Proposals will be selected on intellectual merit, appeal to 
audience and fit with overall event. They're interested in speakers 
offering two or more talks or a mini-course covering two or more 
sessions. More information and a form: www.tiny.cc/AtlasCall

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Ed Snider, philanthropist and Ayn Rand's ideas 
    He recently teamed up with billionaire Charles Koch, giving 
$5 million to the University of Maryland's business school for 
the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets.
    In the 1980s he gave founding money to help establish the 
Ayn Rand Institute. He's also executive producer of the "Atlas 
Shrugged Part I" film version of Rand's novel. He's best known 
for owning the Philadelphia Flyers.
    He's had a "love affair" with "Atlas Shrugged" for fifty years 
because it is the "only book that provides a moral defense of 
capitalism."
    "I related to the Hank Reardon character [in Rand's book] 
because I was going through the same thing when it was 
published in 1957. My family and friends were also belittling 
me because I was working too hard."
    Snider says Rand wasn't against "helping poor people" but 
rather believed that help should come through private charities, 
not government programs.
    He gives money to the Federalist Society, FIRE (Foundation
for Individual Rights in Education) and David Horowitz 
Freedom Center which advocates for free societies. 

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Items of interest -- related to Ayn Rand
*  Ayn Rand's novel "Anthem" videos of discontinued film 
  project. Writer Greg Bowyer's and director Harry Newman.
  Rediscovering light: www.tiny.cc/Anthem
  Working in the field: www.tiny.cc/AnthemField
*  Biographic interview with Kerry O'Quinn, who knew 
  Ayn Rand and Frank O'Connor. His life is filled with many 
  accomplishments and he's still doing more. www.tiny.cc/Kerry
*  Ayn Rand's 1946 "Textbook of Americanism." Rand draws 
  stark lines between emerging postwar collectivism and the 
  individualism which built America: www.tiny.cc/AmericaR
*  From Ayn Rand 1974 essay: "Thanksgiving is a typically 
  American holiday...celebration of successful production....a 
  producers' holiday. The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that 
  abundant consumption is the result and reward of production."
*  From Ayn Rand's "Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal" 1967 
  "Deficit spending is a scheme to confiscate wealth. Gold 
  stands in the way of this insidious process" www.tiny.cc/goldG

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Mark Cuban net neutrality-bash, Ayn Rand-featured Twitter rant
    Cuban wants his 2.5 million Twitter followers know that 
Obama's proposed net neutrality regulations threaten them:
1. the speed/quality of our home/phone broadband has improved 
  dramatically. We have new tech/apps/clouds/IOT every day. 
  Its working.
2. In my adult life i have never seen a situation that paralleled 
  what I read in Ayn Rands books until now with Net Neutrality
3. The "People" want more gov to protect them so they cant be 
  stopped from getting movies/tv shows OTT. That is straight 
  out of Ayn Rand
4. If Ayn Rand were an up and coming author today, she 
  wouldnt write about steel or railroads, it would be net neutrality
www.twitter.com/mCuban    Interview: www.tiny.cc/CubanNet

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Free market and Objectivist local meetings, sites and podcasts

*** Groups which meet in Manhattan ***
Ayn Rand Institute on Tour -- www.tiny.cc/RandTalks
Gotham Tea Party (occasionally)-- www.tiny.cc/GothamTea
Manhattan Libertarian Party -- www.manhattanLP.org
NYC Ayn Rand Meetup -- www.meetup.com/AynRand-8
NYC Junto -- www.NYCjunto.org    
NY Objectivists/NY Heroes -- www.meetup.com/nyheroes

*** Sites to visit ***
Aristos: An Online Review of the Arts -- www.aristos.org
"Atlas" in your life -- www.Fountainheadinstitute.com
Atlas Network -- www.AtlasNetwork.org
Ayn Rand Institute -- www.AynRand.org
Ayn Rand Lexicon -- www.AynRandLexicon.com
Center for Industrial Progress -- www.tiny.cc/indProgress
Cato Institute -- www.cato.org
education blog -- www.LiberatingEducation.blogspot.com
Forum for Ayn Rand fans -- www.forums.4aynRandFans.com
Institute for Justice -- www.ij.org
Liberty Magazine -- www.tiny.cc/LibertyMag
Ludwig Von Mises Institute -- www.mises.org
News Sandwich from Amy Peikoff -- www.tiny.cc/NewsS
Objectivism Online -- www.objectivismOnline.com
Powell History -- www.tiny.cc/PowellHistory
Powell history courses -- www.HistoryAtOurHouse.com
Real Clear Politics -- www.RealClearPolitics.com
Rebirth of Reason -- www.RebirthOfReason.com
Sense of Life Objectivists -- www.soloPassion.com
The Atlasphere -- www.theAtlasphere.com
The Atlas Society -- www.AtlasSociety.org
The College of the United States -- www.rifinst.org
The Objective Standard -- www.theObjectiveStandard.com
The Objective Standard's Blog -- www.tiny.cc/blogTOS
The Tracinski Letter -- www.tracinskiLetter.com
Tracinski at The Federalist  -- www.tiny.cc/FedTra

*** Internet podcasts, all free ***
These are mainly weekly "radio" shows you can hear online.
    Listen to shows live or at any time. Some are on iTunes.
If you're listening live, join by commenting or asking questions
by phone, email, in a chat room, tweeting, etc. 

* "Philosophy in action" Diana Heish answer questions from
listeners, applying rational principles to challenges of real life.
    Live Sun. Q&As: 11:00am eastern time
    Live Thur. Interviews: 9:00pm eastern, www.tiny.cc/DianaH

* "Don't let it go unheard" Amy Peikoff on news and politics 
from the perspective of Ayn Rand's philosophy Objectivism.
    Bosch Fawstin, illusWriter also on the show. Visit his site to 
see his clever and dramatic work: www.tiny.cc/BoschF
    Live Fri. 11:00pm to 1:00am eastern, www.tiny.cc/AmyP

* "The Peikoff podcasts"  Alternate weeks have 
Leonard Peikoff, philosopher, Ayn Rand's intellectual heir
    or
Yaron Brook, president Ayn Rand Institute.
    Leonard answers questions on human relationships, career, 
moral issues -- not technical philosophy or practical politics.
    Yaron answers questions on politics, economics, foreign policy.
Podcasts available by topic, single questions or full episodes:
www.tiny.cc/PeikoffBrook

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Fred Cookinham's five Ayn Rand walking tours
* "Atlas Shrugged"    * Ayn Rand's Park Ave.
* Ayn Rand Fifth Ave.    * Ayn Rand on Broadway 
* Skyscrapers of ''The Fountainhead''    ww.tiny.cc/ToursRand
Scheduled tours $20, and over age 65 $15.    Private tours $30.
    Arrange private tour, get information, home 718-397-9019 
or cell 917-607-9019 l or email fcookinham [at] juno.com
    Fred's tours get better because he never stops researching.
''What I have learned from a lifetime of studying Ayn Rand."
    He gave his ''Ayn Rand and Free Market Tour'' for 
Mont Pelerin Society.

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NYC Junto Newsletter – October, 2014

October 24, 2014

NYC Junto Newsletter written by Iris Bell on October 24, 2014 ___________________________________________________ Contents * Junto meeting Thursday, November 6, 2014 * NEW Junto speakers through November 2015 * NEW “The Can Opener” a brief musical play, Oct. 24-26 * NEW NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sun., Oct. 26, 3:00pm * NEW Gold Standard: Good & necessary, […]

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NYC Junto Newsletter – Sept. 25, 2014

September 25, 2014

NYC Junto Newsletter written by Iris Bell on September 25, 2014 ___________________________________________________ Contents * Junto meeting Thursday, October 2, 2014 * NEW Junto speakers through November 2015 * NEW NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sunday, Sept. 28, 3:00pm * NEW Manhattan Institute, Proxy Monitor, Thur., Oct. 2, 8am * NEW “Celebrate Self” Biannual Hike, Sunday, Oct. […]

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NYC Junto Newsletter – September 2, 2014

September 2, 2014

NYC Junto Newsletter written by Iris Bell on September 2, 2014 ___________________________________________________ Contents * Junto meeting Thursday, September 4 * Junto speakers through March 2015 * NEW “The Sacred Self: Ayn Rand” Wed., Sept. 10 * NEW “Atlas Shrugged Part Three” film opens Fri., Sept 12 * NEW Constitution Celebration NYC, Sat., Sept. 13 * […]

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NYC Junto Newsletter – July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014

NYC Junto Newsletter written by Iris Bell on June 29, 2014 ___________________________________________________ Contents * NEW Junto meeting Thursday, August 7 * NEW Junto speakers through March 2015 * NEW Lott: “Think Like a Freak,” Victor: “Investing Secrets” * NEW NOTICE: March Junto will DEBATE on healthy diet * NEW Boston Tea Party Opera, Fringe Festival, […]

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NYC Junto Newsletter – June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014

NYC Junto Newsletter written by Iris Bell on June 26, 2014 ———————————————- Contents * NEW Junto meeting Thursday, July 3 * NEW Junto speakers through March 2015 * NEW NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sunday, June 29, 3:00pm * NEW NY Heroes Meetup: Celebrate favorite heroes, July 20 * NEW Robert Begley’s June Junto available as […]

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Junto news, meeting Thurs. June 5

May 27, 2014

NYC Junto Newsletter written by Iris Bell on May 27, 2014 ————————- Contents * NEW Junto meeting June 5 * NEW Junto speakers through Feb. 2015 * NEW NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sun., May 25, 3:00pm * NEW Junto podcast available, free * NEW Gene Epstein spoke in Bucharest, watch his podcasts * NEW Things […]

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NYC Junto Newsletter – April, 2014

April 27, 2014

Contents * NEW Junto meeting May 1 * NEW The Future of the Tea Party: How liberals can be saved * NEW NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sun., April 27 , 3:00pm * NEW Ayn Rand’s final message to businessmen * NEW Aristotle Versus Religion, by Andrew Bernstein * NEW On Rush, Ayn Rand and not […]

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NYC Junto Newsletter – March 2014: Ideas in opera, movie, books, podcasts

March 22, 2014

Contents * NEW Junto meeting April 3 * NEW Alexander Hamilton, founding father, his banking ideas * NEW NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sun., March 30, 3:00pm * NEW New site on The Politics of Taxes by a Junto regular * NEW Objectivist Summer Conference, June 27 — July 4 * NEW The Boston Tea Party […]

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NYC Junto Newsletter – February 2014

February 22, 2014

Contents * NEW Junto meeting Mar. 6 * NEW Upcoming Junto speakers through June 2014 * NEW NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sun., Feb. 23, 3:00pm * NEW Dr. Keith Smith on free market medicine — Feb. Junto * NEW The FCC wades into the newsroom * NEW Obamacare is suffocating already sick health ins. * […]

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