Contents * NEW Junto meeting Oct. 4 MORE CHANGES THIS MONTH * NEW Upcoming Junto speakers through April 2013 * NEW Galt Niederhoffer co-producer, film "Robot & Frank" * NEW Man with a Load of Mischief, musical revival * NEW Recommended at Junto, the TV series, 2 Broke Girls * NEW Junto speaker, Richard Kostelanetz, has a question * NEW ''Free Market Revolution'' book events in NY and U.S. * NEW ''Atlas Shrugged'' Reading Group, Sun., Sep. 23 * NEW New York City Ayn Rand Meetup, Sun., Sep. 30 * NEW Constitutional lawyer worth reading about * NEW Liberty Against Anarchy by Barry Loberfeld, * NEW Junto report on Ayn Rand and Paul Ryan in the news * NEW Ayn Rand Institute on Paul Ryan and Ayn Rand * NEW The Gold Standard Goes Mainstream * NEW ''Atlas Shrugged'' Part 2 film, talk show cameos, Oct. 12 * NEW Most popular subjects Laissez-Faire blog Ayn Rand Inst., * Students for Liberty FREE NY Conference, Sat., Oct. 27 * NEW Institute for Justice brings cases defending freedom * NEW ''The DIM Hypothesis'' by Leonard Peikoff * NEW Atlas Society on Islam and Modernity * NEW Scale model Manhattan buildings in a home * NEW ''What Can I Do?'' from the Ayn Rand Institute * NEW 70th anniversary ''We the Living'' film, Rand's novel * NEW Aristos, Online Review of the Arts, new issue online * NEW Objectivist and Libertarian groups and sites. * Ayn Rand walking tours, 2012 * NYCjunto-discuss list * About this newsletter ************************************************** Junto is a group that shares information, discusses current issues and presents speakers Gary Hoover Think Like an Entrepreneur Thursday, October 4 Admission Free -- No reservation necessary * We'll socialize from 7:00pm to 7:30pm. This would be a good time to talk to others, even people you don't know, to find out who's there and share information. CHANGES THIS MONTH: * Junto is in the midst of changes. At this Oct. Junto the ONLY announcements will begin at 7:30pm and will be made by Victor, the moderator Gene Epstein and a few people Gene calls to the podium. Information on future Junto announcement opportunities will be coming soon. * The speaker will begin promptly at 8:00pm and talk about 45 minutes, uninterrupted. * People in the audience should take notes for questions and discussion afterward. * When the questions and discussions begin anyone in the audience can have 4 minutes for a discussion or 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 St., between 5th and 6th Aves., NYC near the Grand Central Terminal Subway: 4, 5, 6, S to Grand Central -- 42nd St. or B, D, F, 7 to 42nd Street -- Sixth Ave. at Bryant Park or A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3 to Times Square -- 42nd St. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M42, M98, M101, M102, M104, Q32 Train: MTA Metro-North Railroad to Grand Central Car: Some private parking facilities in the area. Parking on side streets is metered, limited to specific days and times. Please note: * Discussions are intense, but polite. Participation by all attendees is highly encouraged. * Junto meets on the first Thursday of every month. Gary Hoover Think Like an Entrepreneur: In today's world, we often think of an entrepreneur as the computer scientist who goes to Stanford or MIT, has a brilliant idea, raises venture capital, makes billions and lives happily ever after. But real entrepreneurs are a much broader species and can be found everywhere, in businesses small and large, at food carts and occasionally at corporate desks, in every corner of the world. Even in the world of non-profits. Entrepreneurial thinking is key to our future. In his talk veteran entrepreneur Gary will draw from his years of starting companies, observing and teaching entrepreneurs, and studying big business to give us insights about what makes entrepreneurs think differently. Bio: Gary grew up in an Indiana General Motors factory town, and began asking questions about business at an early age. Convinced that the best way to change the world (for the better) was to lead or create enterprises. He started subscribing to Fortune Magazine when he was 12. He visited hundreds of corp. HQ and offices before he was 18 and studied the stock market in depth. He questioned, ''What separates the losers from the winners?'' He studied economics U. Chicago under Milton Friedman & others. He was a securities analyst for CitiBank, a buyer for Federated Department Stores and headed acquisitions and strategic planning May Department Stores. At 30 he created the book superstore BOOKSTOP. It was sold to Barnes & Noble for $41.5 million. In 1990 he began a small business information publisher Reference Press. It became Hoover's, Inc., the world's largest Internet-based provider of information about enterprises: hoovers.com. It covers thousands of companies around the world, including private, public and non-profits. It's changed the way we do things and today employs over 600 people. He speaks around the world to Fortune 500 execs, trade associations, entrepreneurs and college & high school students about how enterprises are built and how they stand the test of time. He talks about history, geography, demography, curiosity and other key things. He also maintains a list of new business ideas, containing over 100 concepts. Watch Gary's business history talks at: tiny.cc/HooverTalks Visit his Youtube site at: tiny.cc/HoovYoutube Visit his site at: hooversWorld.com Read his bio at: tiny.cc/HooverBio ————————————————————————— Visit Junto's site for information on current and past speakers, read previous newsletters, to sign up for the Junto enewsletter: NYCjunto.com Visit Junto on Facebook: on.fb.me/JuntoNYC Follow Junto on Twitter (we thank Kevin Levine): twitter.com/NYCJunto ————————————————————————— Junto focuses on libertarianism, Objectivism and investing. Our founder and host is Victor Niederhoffer. Visit his site at: DailySpeculations.com ************************************************** Please email the above text to your freedom loving friends who might be interested in Junto. Feel free to use the above text to promote Junto among libertarians, Objectivists and investors. NEW______________________________________________ Come to Junto, meet these upcoming speakers: * Nov. 1, Greg Rehmke is program director at Economic Thinking, a program of E Pluribus Unum Films. Co-author ''The Complete Idiot's Guide to Global Economics'' A regular contributor to DailySpeculations.com. He manages EconomicThinking.org Visit his site: tiny.cc/gRehmke * Dec. 6, Wayne Leighton, prof. econ., Universidad Francisco Marroquín (UFM) Guatemala, exec. dir. The Antigua Forum, co-author "Madmen, Intellectuals, and Academic Scribblers: The Economic Engine of Political Change." Visit his page at: tiny.cc/LeightonUFM * Jan. 3, Donald J. Boudreaux, George Mason U. econ. prof., author "Hypocrites & Half-Wits: A Daily Dose of Sanity from Cafe Hayek." Read his essays and letters to editors here: CafeHayek.com * Feb. 7, Ivan Eland, sr. fellow, dir, Center on Peace and Liberty, Independent Institute, author "The Empire has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed" and "No War for Oil: U.S. Dependency and the Middle East." Visit his page: tiny.cc/Eland plus we'll celebrate Ayn Rand's 108th birthday. * Mar. 7, Brink Lindsey, senior fellow, Cato Institute: trade policy, globalization, U.S. social & cultural history, nature of human capital. Currently researching economic growth and policy barriers that impede it. Read more about him: tiny.cc/LindseyCato *April 4, Matt Welch, editor in chief Reason, the libertarian magazine of ''Free Minds and Free Markets,'' co-author ''The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America.'' Read more about him at: tiny.cc/WelchReason NEW——————————————————————— Galt Niederhoffer is co-producer of the film ''Robot & Frank'' Galt is Victor's daughter. This family comedy stars Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Jeremy Strong and Liev Schreiber as the voice of the Robot. Gene Epstein told us this at Junto last month. It's playing around town. See trailers at: tiny.cc/GaltRobot NEW——————————————————————— Man with a Load of Mischief, musical revival, 3 performances At Junto, over past many months, John Clifton has been performing parts of his charming 1966 musical. His is a staged concert performance to attract producers who might want to finance an open-ended full production later on. Learn more about it and listen to highlights: tiny.cc/MischiefRevival Donate $100 or above, get 2 complimentary tickets and an invitation to the Pink Champagne VIP Reception after Mon. evening show. I'll be there. Learn about it here: tiny.cc/MischiefRevival Buy tickets for $35 each. Shows: Mon., Oct. 1, 3:00pm & 7:30pm, Tue., Oct. 2, 3:00pm Box office: Mon. to Fri., noon to 6:00pm, 212-935-5820, 619 Lexington, enter on 54 St., bet. Lexington and 3rd Ave. Or order online: tiny.cc/YorkBoxOffice NEW______________________________________________ Recommended at the last Junto, TV series, 2 Broke Girls This is a comedy but it deals with starting a business, being rich or poor. Each show ends showing how much money they've saved to open a cupcake shop. I found it fun to read the descriptions of each show in the first season. Mon. on CBS. Learn about it here: tiny.cc/BrokeGirls NEW——————————————————————— Junto speaker, Richard Kostelanetz, has a question At Junto last month he spoke about the Rockaways. He writes us: ''My thesis about the NYC Rockaways is that the Oceanfront towns fell mostly because of moves initiated by the central city's government. Profit-making entities, the usual villains, scarcely figured. One theme of my history is documenting how this decline happened. Are any of you aware of any worse examples? If so, please let me know. I can't think of any, at least in the USA.'' You'll find his email address here: tiny.cc/rKosti NEW______________________________________________ ''Free Market Revolution'' book events in NY and U.S. Yaron Brook, Ayn Rand Institute exec. dir. & Don Watkins ARI fellow, are co-authors of ''Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government'' * Mon., Sep. 17, virtual Q&A with Yaron & Don, live from 8:30pm to 9:30pm, eastern. No registration is required, go to virtual video feed to participate: tiny.cc/QAwithBrookWatkins * Tue., Sep. 18, join Yaron & Don for a reception. They'll discuss their new book, followed by drinks & dessert bar. You can buy the book there and they'll personalize them. The sweetest liberty-minded book launch of the year. I'll be there. It's free and open to everyone. 7:00pm to 8:30pm, St. Regis Hotel, 2 E. 55 St. at 5th Ave. Please RSVP: tiny.cc/YaronDonBook *Thu., Sep. 20, Yaron & Don -- Atlas Revolution With John A. Allison, Carl B. Barney and Stephen Moore Fundraising reception, program and dinner, 7:00pm to 9:30pm at the St. Regis Hotel. Learn more and register: tiny.cc/eventARI * Mon., Sep. 24, Yaron & Don talk at Cato Book Forum, DC. Attend free, watch live online, follow on Twitter: tiny.cc/SepBook. * Thu., Sep. 27, Yaron & Don private Congressional Briefing, DC * Thu., Sep. 27, Yaron & Don, Competitive Enterprise Inst., reception & book signing, DC * Oct. 1, talk by Yaron to Illinois Policy Inst., Liberty Series Chicago: illinoisPolicy.org * Yaron talk to Economics Club, Chicago; the Michigan Tea Party, Canton, MI; and at the SR Businessmen's Luncheon, Farmington Hills, MI AND Yaron spoke about this book at FreedomFest. His talk was shown on C-Span 2, BookTV this past Sun. and Mon. It can be can be seen online at the far right of this page: tiny.cc/YaronBookTV NEW______________________________________________ ''Atlas Shrugged'' Reading Group, Sun., Sep. 23 Robert Begley is the new leader of the discussions. We'll be discussing part 2, chapter 8, The Moratorium on Brains. Please read the chapter in advance as preparation for the discussion. The $5 fee to attend will be sent to the Ayn Rand Inst. for their program to give novels by Rand to high schoolers and home schoolers. The Reading Group is sponsored by the New York Objectivist Society. Robert founded NY Heroes Society and wrote an essay on the rock band Rush: tiny.cc/RushReason He has two other articles on that site. Some years ago he had a cable TV program The Voice of Reason. Sun., Sep. 23, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, Bryant Park, behind the Library bet. 40th & 42nd Sts, bet. 5th & 6th Aves. We'll be at the statue of Bryant at the west wall of the Library. If it's rainy we'll be inside the SONY Plaza, Madison, bet. 55th & 56th Sts. This Reading Group has only one rule, you can't integrate or refer to material in the text that's after this chapter. Visit the site: tiny.cc/AtlasRead NEW______________________________________________ New York City Ayn Rand Meetup, Sun., Sep. 30 Come join us on Sunday, 3:00pm. As always, we'll talk about Ayn Rand, her works, Objectivist life, challenges, options, associations and knowledge. Give and take, open to all, no charge, no reservations. It's at The Midtown Restaurant, 155 East 55 St., between 3rd and Lexington Avenues, in Manhattan, free. 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.'' The Ayn Rand Meetup is on the last Sunday of each month. Learn more about it at: AynRand.meetup.com/8 NEW______________________________________________ Constitutional lawyer worth reading about Lee Clifford, who often attends Junto, recommends the site of Jonathan Emord, Esq. His site says he ''has an abiding conviction to achieve full First Amendment protection for the freedoms of speech and press:'' tiny.cc/Emord NEW______________________________________________ Liberty Against Anarchy by Barry Loberfeld, At the last Junto Barry told me about his article in Liberty Unbound, Aug. 9. He wrote: ''Surveying the efforts of Free State Project immigrants to New Hampshire to 'turn the state into a real-life Libertopia,' Mother Jones (Sep./Oct. 2011) concluded that there was a 'problem with attempting to create a libertarian utopia: No one -- least of all libertarians [themselves] -- can agree on what it looks like.' You see, some libertarians want even such basic government functions as the police 'converted into purely voluntary organizations,' while others simply 'believe the problem is too much government, not the existence of government itself'.'' You can read it all at: libertyUnbound.com/node/869 NEW______________________________________________ Junto report on Ayn Rand and Paul Ryan in the news At the last Junto I mentioned that Rand and Ryan had been the subject of hundreds of articles and, radio and TV items. Rand & Ryan were on the cover of The New Yorker, were mentioned one or more times almost daily in the NY Times, & the subject of a major front page article in The NY Observer. An op-ed in the Wall Street Journal showed Ryan burned at the stake, the stake being a copy of ''Atlas Shrugged:'' tiny.cc/RyanAtlas The illustration is about this: ''In another age, Catholic progressives would have laughed at the suggestion that people were corrupted by reading certain works; now they believe Paul Ryan's soul is in peril for his having read Ayn Rand.'' Also, because Ryan called Rand a philosopher journalists are suddenly accepting Rand as a philosopher. That hasn't happened before. In the past they'd write that she ''claimed'' to be a philosopher and follow it with a nasty crack. It's amazing to see her simply called a philosopher. Newsday newspaper reported Rand, Romney & Ryan are the buzz on Twitter. Across the nation, #RomneyRyan2012 was the top-trending nonsponsored topic on Twitter, with Paul Ryan second and in seventh place: Ayn Rand. Because of all this press ''Atlas'' moved up to number 88 on Amazon's Bestseller List. Many people will read her who might not have, just to find out what she's about, to find out why so much is being written about her ideas. NEW——————————————————————— Ayn Rand Institute on Paul Ryan and Ayn Rand In Yahoo! Finance, Aug, 29, Harry Binswanger contrasts Ryan's budget plan with what an ''Ayn Rand budget'' would look like. He writes: ''The buzz is huge. The web is 'aTwitter' and the streams of the mainstream media are churning: VP candidate Paul Ryan is an admirer Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged.' ''The left is particularly exercised. Just Google 'Ryan-Rand ticket' and you will find a slew of articles at Huffington Post, Daily Kos, etc., claiming that Rand's Objectivism has 'taken over the Republican Party'.'...If only!'' More here tiny.cc/ARbudgetNot In Foreign Policy magazine, Elan Journo contrasts Ryan's foreign policy proposals with Rand's conception of a proper foreign policy. He writes: ''...Ryan has credited philosopher Ayn Rand with inspiring him to enter politics -- and made her 1,000-plus-page opus, 'Atlas Shrugged', required reading for his staff. 'The reason I got involved in public service....would be Ayn Rand,' he said in 2005 at a gathering of Rand fans. 'The fight we are in here, make no mistake about it, is a fight of individualism versus collectivism.' It is a theme that pervades Rand's corpus....'' More here: tiny.cc/policyNotAR NEW______________________________________________ The Gold Standard Goes Mainstream Seth Lipsky, Junto speaker, co-founder of The NY Sun, had an op-ed in the The Wall Street Journal on Aug. 30. ''In the ferment within today's Republican Party, there’s a growing realization that America’s system of fiat money is part of the economic problem. ''An under-reported development of this campaign season is the Republican Party's decision this week to send Gov. Mitt Romney into the presidential race on a platform effectively calling for a new gold commission. The realization that America's system of fiat money is part of its economic problem is moving from the fringes of political discussion to the center....'' Read it all at: tiny.cc/goldSunWSJ NEW______________________________________________ ''Atlas Shrugged'' Part 2 film, TV talk show cameos, Oct. 12 Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity will make a cameo appearance with other Fox News commentators: Tamara Holder, Juan Williams and Bob Beckel. They're part of a scene with a cable news talk show anchor and his panelists. The film will open on Fri., Oct. 12. NEW______________________________________________ Most popular subjects, Laissez-Faire blog from Ayn Rand Inst., * Ayn Rand and the fight to limit government * Top 10 books on capitalism for beginners * Ten must-read books on economics * Capitalist secrets: Laissez-faire enriched workers * Capitalist secrets: Capitalism improves our environment * Capitalist secrets: Capitalism ended child labor * Did capitalism cause the great depression? * Yaron answers: Did capitalism cause the financial crisis? * Yaron answers: What is capitalism and why do you say it's moral? Go to any page on this blog and in the far right column, part way down, you'll find links to these subjects above: tiny.cc/ARpopular __________________________________________________ Students for Liberty FREE NY Conference, Sat., Oct. 27 At Junto Neil McGettigan, campus coordinator, told us a bit about this event. Hosted by Columbia U. Libertarians The largest annual regional conference, bringing together students from the NYC metro area and all over the NE You'll hear top speakers in the libertarian movement, network with other pro-liberty students, discover countless opportunities for jobs, internships, conferences and seminars and have a lot of fun with other students. Register and more info on 2012 NYC Regional Conference: StudentsForLiberty.org NEW______________________________________________ Institute for Justice brings cases defending freedom In their Campaign for Economic Liberty they appeared before the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on behalf of the monks of St. Joseph Abbey. They asked the court to confront head-on whether protecting cartels from competition at the expense of economic liberty is a constitutional use of government power. Here's more about it: tiny.cc/monksCase And they've filled a First Amendment case in North Carolina, where their client, Steve Cooksey, is being threatened with criminal charges for sharing through his website dietary tips and advice which saved his life. State officials demand Steve get a government-issued dietician's license to offer insights through a Dear Abby-style column. Here's info and a short video about the case: ij.org/PaleoSpeech NEW——————————————————————— ''The DIM Hypothesis: Why the Lights of the West Are Going Out'' by Leonard Peikoff Leonard was the founder of the Ayn Rand Institute. I've been told by a friend who's begun reading this book that it seem to fulfill the promise of its discription on Amazon: ''With his groundbreaking and controversial DIM hypothesis, Dr. Leonard Peikoff casts a penetrating new light on the process of human thought, and thereby on Western culture and history. ''In this far-reaching study, Peikoff identifies the three methods people use to integrate concrete data into a whole, as when connecting diverse experiments by a scientific theory, or separate laws into a Constitution, or single events into a story. ''The first method, in which data is integrated through rational means, he calls Integration. The second, which employs non-rational means, he calls Misintegration. The third is Disintegration -- which is nihilism, the desire to tear things apart. ''In 'The DIM Hypothesis' Peikoff demonstrates the power of these three methods in shaping the West, by using the categories to examine the culturally representative fields of literature, physics, education, and politics. His analysis illustrates how the historical trends in each field have been dominated by one of these three categories, not only today but during the whole progression of Western culture from its beginning in Ancient Greece.'' Here's an interview with the author about his book: tiny.cc/PeikoffTalk NEW______________________________________________ Atlas Society on Islam and Modernity This David Kelley founded group has an essay on the mid-east: Islam's Dreary Cultural Darkness, by Edward Hudgins, Sep. 14. It begin: ''Most leftists of the Obama ilk and some libertarians as well need to understand that the hatred and violence in the Islamic world against America is not simply 'blowback' because of America's influence in the region and support for corrupt dictators. The war in Iraq might well have been stupid policy that did not serve America's best interests. But it deposed a corrupt dictator and empowered oppressed groups. The truth is, anti-Americanism in the region is really part of a wider struggle against modernity....'' Read it, followed by comments by Walter Donway & others: tiny.cc/Hudgins NEW——————————————————————— Scale model Manhattan buildings in a home A few years ago Frank Heynick visited Junto to tell us of a course he was giving. He's a professor at NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies who taught ''The Fountainhead in NYC.'' Now he has a site which shows his Mini-Gotham which he's created in his home. It's 1:48 (1 inch = 48 inches), O scale. The the tallest building is over 6 feet. It's his homage to NYC. It's filled with buildings, street scenes, transportation, etc. He built almost all of it from scratch, using plexiglass, with plastic and wood trim and sprayed acrylic surfaces. It's buildings are mostly in the styles of mid-1920s through 1950s. Much of it's art-deco, with streamlined and geometric forms. Architects include Frank Lloyd Wright, Raymond Hood, Ely Jacques Kahn, Walter Gropius and John Mead Howells. For an extraordinary experience visit his site: mini-gotham.com NEW——————————————————————— ''What Can I Do?'' from the Ayn Rand Institute The Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights has a page covering these items: Activism, What Is Activism?, Whom Should I Try to Influence?, How Should I Address Them?, Ayn Rand as Intellectual Activist, Speak up, Write letters, Blog, Join a community group, Time commitment, Cultural Activism in Action: Health Care, Can We Change the Culture? and Events. The page is at: tiny.cc/ObjActivism Paul Daniel, who often attends Junto, told us about this site of encouragement and suggestions. NEW——————————————————————— 70th anniversary of ''We the Living'' film of Ayn Rand's novel This film was made in Italy of Rand's first partially autobiographical, novel. The principal actors included Rossano Brazzi and Alida Valli, then unknowns who later had enormous international fame. It's U.S. theatrical restoration and re-release was in 1988. The circumstances behind the making of it were like fiction. The Italian Fascists were fighting against Soviet Russia and thought an anti-Soviet film would be good propaganda for their citizens. What they didn't understand was that Rand's message was more universal, that the film's ideas threatened their own totalitarian regime. The producers hid controversial scenes from government officials. When it opened in Rome in 1942 the film's story of three young people courageously defying the state galvanized audiences. The portrayed an intelligent, sexually independent heroine was ground breaking for its time. A huge box-office success, the movie soon came to be viewed as a sly indictment of the Mussolini regime. The film was banned by the Italian government and ordered to be destroyed. Fortunately, the original negatives were hidden away. Almost 30 years later they were rediscovered by Rand's lawyers Henry Mark Holzer and Erika Holzer, and brought to America. Rand personally supervised its restoration and re-editing, working Duncan Scott, longtime Hollywood writer & director. Duncan has spoken at Junto several times. It premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Sep. 14, 1942, winning a major award. To order a DVD, stream it, learn more background, see scenes, stills and more, go to: WeTheLivingMovie.com NEW——————————————————————— Aristos, An Online Review of the Arts, new issue online August issue Michelle Marder Kamhi's article begins: ''Why is so much 'contemporary art' difficult to understand? As I'll argue here, both art history and cognitive science shed light on that knotty question...'' Michelle and Louis Torres, husband and wife, co-wrote ''What Art Is: The Esthetic, Theory of Ayn Rand.'' They've produced Aristos since 1982. For a time were Junto regulars. An article in this issue responds to a critical article in the official magazine Art Education: ''So-called art in prehistoric caves. No, not the real art -- those magnificent paintings of animals! -- but abstract markings.'' There's also an article on the ongoing controversy over the ''ill-conceived design for a memorial honoring World War II hero and former president Dwight Eisenhower.'' Read these and other articles in this issue at: aristos.org Aristos also has ''Worth Reading'' and ''Worth Listening To'' links to articles and music in other sites which you may enjoy. They're at: facebook.com/AristosOnlineReview NEW______________________________________________ Objectivist and Libertarian groups and sites. Andy George has created a folder he gives out at Junto and Ayn Rand Meetups. Following his inspiration I've used his list and added a few sites to it. Thank you Andy. * Groups which meet in Manhattan: NYC Junto -- nycJunto.org NYC Ayn Rand Meetup -- meetup.com/AynRand-8 NY Objectivist Society -- tiny.cc/AtlasRead Ayn Rand NY Tours -- tiny.cc/TourRand Manhattan Libertarian Party -- manhattanLP.org * Sites to visit: Ayn Rand Institute -- AynRand.org The Atlas Society -- AtlasSociety.org The Atlasphere -- theAtlasphere.com The Objective Standard -- theObjectiveStandard.com Forum for Ayn Rand Fans -- forums.4aynRandFans.com Philosophy in Action -- philosophyinAction.com Sense of Life Objectivists -- soloPassion.com Objectivism Online -- objectivismOnline.com Rebirth of Reason -- rebirthOfReason.com Ludwig Von Mises Institute -- mises.org Institute for Justice -- ij.org Cato Institute -- cato.org O List -- oList.com __________________________________________________ Ayn Rand walking tours, 2012 Fred Cookinham offers 5 different Ayn Rand walking tours: tiny.cc/TourRand Some dates are scheduled in advance but all are available as private tours. Ayn Rand's Park Avenue, EVERY Wed., plus Nov. & private tours Where Rand lived and held her salons. Scenes from ''Atlas Shrugged.'' Where Rand learned about architecture from Ely Jacques Kahn, in his own masterpiece Art Deco building. Meet on NE corner on east 42nd St. at Vanderbilt Ave. Grand Central Terminal’s SW entrance. EVERY Wednesday through September 26 at 6:15pm November 4, Sunday at 11:00am November 24, Saturday at 11:00am Tour also available on request. Skyscrapers of ''The Fountainhead'' private tours only The changing styles in architecture -- from Beaux Arts to Art Deco to International Style -- that form the background to the story of Roark's struggle. Was Roark Wright? -- the real-life models for Rand's characters. Meet at Number 1 Broadway, at Battery Place. 2-1/2 hour tour, starts at 11:00am Tour also available on request. ''Atlas Shrugged'' starting in Nov. & private tours See places Rand researched and fictionalized in her novel, around and in Grand Central Terminal. Meet on the SE corner of Park Ave. at E. 50th St. Outside the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel. 1-1/2 hour tour, starts at 11:00am November 17, Saturday November 18, Sunday Tour also available on request. Ayn Rand Fifth Avenue, private tours only Art and architecture in the glamour shopping district of the Twentieth Century world. Central Park South, Rockefeller Center, the Stork Club, and where Random House published ''Atlas Shrugged.'' Where Rand bought her paintings, clothes & fancy dinners. Meet at the Columbus statue in Columbus Circle. 2-1/2 hour tour, starts at 11:00am Tour available on request only. Ayn Rand on Broadway, private tours only Skyscrapers, newspapers, Broadway and books. DeMille, Hellman, and where Alan Greenspan played sax. Where ''The Night of January 16th,'' ''The Unconquered,'' and ''Think Twice'' were produced. Isabel Paterson at the Herald Tribune. Patricia Neal, the Shuberts, the Gershwins, and of course more Art Deco. Meet on the NE corner of Broadway and W. 49th St. 2-1/2 hour tour, starts at 11:00am Tour available on request only. All scheduled tours are $20, $15 for those over 65, except where noted. Private tours $30 a person. To arrange for your private tour or for more information, call Fred at home: 718-397-9019 or on his cell: 917-607-9019 or email him: fcookinham [at] juno.com ''Fred is a kind of poet and street professor....'' Anne Heller, NY Observer, author of ''Ayn Rand and the World She Made.'' ''I encourage those who live here or who visit, to take advantage of his research, knowledge and ability to communicate. His perspectives on American history, libertarianism and Objectivism as well as his appreciation of the arts integrate many interesting facts and influences on our culture.'' Lee Clifford, Junto attendee Fred Cookinham's walking tours keep getting better, because he never stops researching. He's often at Junto and Ayn Rand Meetups. Highlights of previous years Fred gave a special ''Ayn Rand and Free Market Tour'' for Mont Pelerin Society and ''Ayn Rand's Park Ave.'' on BBC's Radio 4 ''The Right Stuff.'' ————————————————————————— NYCjunto-discuss list Junto members can discuss Junto speakers and other topics. You can read these posts at: yhoo.it/JuntoP To post to this list you need to be a member of it. Become a member at: yhoo.it/JuntoD or send an email to: NYCjuntofirstname.lastname@example.org ————————————————————————— About Junto * Gene Epstein moderates Junto. He’s the economics editor and books editor of Barron’s, the weekly business magazine, author of ''Econospinning: How to Read Between the Lines When the Media Manipulate the Numbers:'' tiny.cc/Econo * Iris Bell writes this e-newsletter. * Oleg Atbashian created NYCjunto.com. He also sends out this e-newsletter and cares for its email list. * Andy George helps with the sound system and supplies music. * Our founder and host is Victor Niederhoffer. Visit his site at: DailySpeculations.com * This e-newsletter comes out twice a month. You might get an occasional extra email about a timely event. * To subscribe to this newsletter put “Junto list” in the subject line, email your name & preferred email address to: email@example.com ————————————————————————— END
NYC Junto Newsletter, September 2012 – Lots to go to in NYC, sites to visit, things to read
by Iris Bell on September 17, 2012
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