- Social interaction
- Discussion of current issues and events
- And a lively conversation with our featured speaker
Edward L. Hudgins
Executive Director, The Atlas Society
Measuring Economic Freedom
How to Do It and What It Tells Us
One of the great economic innovations in recent years has been the development of two indices to measure economic freedom around the world one by Heritage Foundation and the other, in the United States, by the Cato Institute.
The systematic approach of these indices allows us to rigorously advocate capitalism. These indices point to measures of the ethical infrastructure of free markets, including the Objectivist morality, on which is should be based.
To mark Tax Day 2008, Hudgins spoke on the civil war created by our moral monstrosity of a tax system at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform.
Learn more about Objectivism and The Atlas Society on the TAS website.
- We gather at 7pm on the first Thursday of each month and begin our organized meeting around 7:30.
- The featured speaker is normally introduced at about 8. The meeting continues until about 10.
- Please note: Junto is not the usual sort of meeting with a long speech followed by Q & A. Invited speakers give a short presentation, and then are challenged to defend their assertions. Discussions are intense, but polite.
General Society Library
20 West 44th St.
Between 5th & 6th avenues, near Grand Central Terminal
Subway: 4, 5, 6, 7 to Grand Central – 42nd St.,
B, D, F, V to 42nd St. – Sixth Ave., or
1, 2, 3, 9, N, Q, R, S, or W to Times Square – 42nd St.
Admission is free, and no reservation is necessary.
Junto focuses on libertarianism, Objectivism — the philosophy of Ayn Rand — and investing.
Our founder and host is Victor Niederhoffer, publisher (with Laurel Kenner) of Daily Speculations.