NYC Junto Newsletter – December 2014

December 25, 2014

NYC Junto Newsletter
written by Iris Bell on December 25, 2014
* Junto meeting Thursday, January 1, 2015
* NEW  Junto speakers through November 2015
* NEW  NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sun., Dec. 28, 3:00pm
* NEW  "How Goes the Battle," Wednesday, Jan. 14, 7:00pm
* NEW  Institute for Justice wins against eminent domain abuse
* NEW  Ayn Rand on Christmas good will
* NEW  Others on Christmas beauty
* NEW  A gift to you: "Stubby Pringle's Christmas" by Schaefer
* NEW  Growing a Second Green Revolution
* NEW  "Who Says That's Art?: Commonsense view of arts"
* NEW  Branden's "Moral Revolution in 'Atlas Shrugged' "
* NEW  Cold, hard fact: Our world is becoming a better place
* NEW  Atlas Shrugged Part III, coming on Blu-ray
* NEW  "Emotion in Life and Music" -- new book and course
* NEW  High cost of handling cash for business 
* NEW  Objectivist speaker travels Europe, explains free markets
* NEW  Alex Epstein's "Moral Case for Fossil Fuels" 
* NEW  Tyson and the Metaphysical Dilemma of the Left 
* NEW  "The Vision of Ayn Rand Study Guide" new book
* NEW  Recent deaths: Nathanial Branden and Fred Feingersh
* NEW  Jay Taylor's "Turning Hard Times into Good Times"
* NEW  "Ideal," novel version of Ayn Rand's play, coming July 
* NEW  Flipside interviews Bosch on his superhero Pigman 
* NEW  Students For Liberty, largest libertarian student group 
* 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

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

Thursday, January 1, 2015
Andrew Bernstein    
"Introduction to Objectivism"

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.

Andrew Bernstein's talk: "Introduction to Objectivism" is 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. He's taught philosophy at SUNY Purchase, Marist 
College, Hunter College, SUNY New Paltz and other NY-area 
universities. He was selected "Teacher of the Year" at both
SUNY Purchase and Marymount College.
    He lectures regularly at colleges, including Harvard, 
Stanford, University of Chicago, Yale, U.S. Military Academy 
West Point, Columbia and others. 
    He also speaks at Tea Parties, Objectivist conferences, events 
sponsored by the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), 
the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS), the Clemson Institute 
for the Study of Capitalism and the Bastiat Society. 
    He's lectured in Israel, England, Belgium, Norway, 
Guatemala and other countries. 
    His expertise include Objectivism, Ayn Rand's novels, 
nature of heroism, history of capitalism -- its moral superiority 
and application of the principle of individual rights to health
care, abortion, gun ownership, immigration, war on drugs, etc. 
    He lectures at high schools, U.S area  and nationally, about
Ayn Rand's novels and philosophy.
    He's author of "The Capitalist Manifesto: The historic, 
economic, and philosophic case for laissez-faire," "Capitalism 
Unbound: The incontestable moral case for individual rights" 
and "Capitalist Solutions: A philosophy of American moral 
    His has articles in The Objective Standard where he's 
contributing editor,, Chicago Tribune, Washington 
Times and Detroit Free Press. 
    He was 2013-14 Hayek Research Fellow, Clemson Institute 
for Study of Capitalism, Clemson University, where he taught 
and wrote the first draft of his book, "Heroes and Hero Worship: 
An examination of the nature and importance of heroism."
    Listen to his talks * With Robert Begley, Junto speaker, 
founder NY Heroes Society, * With Jason Hill and others -- 
How do Ayn Rand's ideas impact one's life, 
read articles including an excerpt of "Aristotle Versus Religion," 
all at:

* Junto's audio podcasts since May 2014 at:
    Listen to the December 2014 Junto talk by Donald J. 
    Boudreaux "Half-Wits and Hypocrites: 2013-2014"
* The Junto Forum, read and post:
* Visit Junto's site for information on current and past speakers,
    to listen to podcasts of previous Juntos, to read previous 
    newsletters and to sign up for the Junto e-newsletter:
* Visit Junto on Facebook:
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Junto's founder and host is Victor Niederhoffer.
    Visit his site:
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free marketers, Objectivists and investors.

Come to Junto, meet these upcoming speakers:

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.
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 and 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:
    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:  
Whole Food Market's healthy eating:

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: 

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):"

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:

July 2, Christopher Preble, "Wars of Choice vs. Wars of 
Necessity" Cato VP defense and foreign policy studies
Biography:   His blog:

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:

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:

NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sunday, December 28, 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:

"How Goes the Battle" Wednesday, January 14, 7:00pm
by Yaron Brook, president of the Ayn Rand Institute
    He'll present his views on the current state of politics,
economics and the culture. 
    He coauthored, with Don Watkins, the best-seller 
"Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's ideas can end 
big government." 
    His articles have been in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, 
Investor's Business Daily and other papers. Contributing author 
to the upcoming "Big Tent: The story of the conservative 
revolution -- as told by the thinkers and doers who made 
it happen." Yaron's biography:
    7:00pm reception, 7:30pm lecture and Q&A
    CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, off 34th Street
    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:
This is the fifth 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.

Institute for Justice wins against eminent domain abuse
    This libertarian, non-profit law firm is on a roll, saving 
hundreds of homes and an art studio from eminent domain 
abuse, just in time for the holidays.
    For 7 months, residents of a neighborhood in Charlestown, 
Indiana, lived in fear that their homes would be seized and 
demolished through eminent domain.  The mayor wanted to 
bulldoze 354 homes and turn the land over to private developers, 
forcing hundreds of veterans, seniors, and long-term residents 
out of the homes they'd lived in for decades.  
    This week the city council unanimously voted to reject the
plan to raze the neighborhood:
    Another hard-won victory, the Philadelphia Redevelopment
Authority announced it's drop condemnation proceedings to 
turn an artist's beautiful art studio with over 40 years of work 
into a grocery and parking lot using eminent domain. 
    Institute for Justice's activism team worked for more than 
a year, getting coverage in national and local media.  
    Institute for Justice is involved in a Savannah federal lawsuit 
as well as the cases in Louisiana and D.C., contending that 
license requirements for tour guides breach the First 
Amendment's free-speech protections:

Ayn Rand on Christmas good will
    "The charming aspect of Christmas is the fact that it expresses 
good will in a cheerful, happy, benevolent, non-sacrificial way. 
One says: 'Merry Christmas' -- not 'Weep and Repent.' " Ayn Rand
    Rand said: "The best aspect of Christmas, is that Christmas 
has been commercialized." The gift buying "stimulates an 
enormous outpouring of ingenuity in the creation of products 
devoted to a single purpose: to give men pleasure. And the street 
decorations put up by departments stores and other institutions --
the Christmas trees, the winking lights, the glittering colors -- 
provide the city with a spectacular display, which only 
'commercial greed' could afford to give us."
    Read more at:

Others on Christmas beauty
    From the Objective Standard by Joseph Kellard:
"...artful Bergdorf Goodman windows celebrate commerce, 
wealth, and high-end goods. They also illustrate the 
benevolence of capitalism, as Iris Bell (formerly a graphic 
designer for Ayn Rand) who gives annual tours of decorative 
Manhattan department stores on Exuberant Friday, said of 
Bergdorf Goodman's windows:
    " 'I love these windows as a symbol of the wealthy country 
we live in. They are always lovely. I love the fact that people 
are treated to this beauty by just walking down the street. People 
don't have to ever go into this store or spend a penny there, yet 
can enjoy all this luxury.' " More:

A gift to you: "Stubby Pringle's Christmas" by Jack Schaefer
    On for Dec. 25, Victor has this: 
"This is one of my favorite stories. I hope you enjoy it, and
I wish you a Merry Christmas. -- Victor Niederhoffer
    I just read this short story for the first time, it was a moving 
experience, spectacular style, thank you Victor. 
    Read it here:

Growing a Second Green Revolution
    Robert Zeigler  is the "golden rice" champion against the 
bewildering campaign to stop a miracle food that could save 
millions of children from blindness and death.
    He's an environmentalist, plant scientist, director general of 
International Rice Research Institute. He's pushing development 
of a genetically modified variety with a gene inserted into the 
plant that allows it to produce beta carotene, which makes its
grains yellow:

"Who Says That's Art?: A commonsense view of the visual arts"
    by Michelle Marder Kamhi, who told us about her book at
Junto a few months ago. (I designed the cover.)
    Artworld experts accept virtually anything as "art" from 
all-black paintings to dead animals in formaldehyde. Many art 
lovers reject them, arguing that they're not art. This book explains
why these ordinary people are right and the experts are wrong. 
   Museums and galleries around the world are filled with 
"cutting-edge" pieces of "contemporary art" that art lovers 
largely detest, while painting and sculpture the public would 
appreciate are ignored by the cultural establishment. 
    How did this happen? What mistaken ideas have led to it? 
Who's responsible? What can be done to reverse the situation? 
This book answers such questions in commonsense terms that 
non-specialists can understand. 
    This book debunks theories about "art," revealing forces that 
collude to promote pseudo art in the contemporary artworld. 
    Drawing on evidence, from cognitive science to cross-cultural 
studies, this book explains how and why traditional fine arts of 
painting and sculpture profoundly move us by embodying 
important human values. In contrast, it demonstrates the 
emptiness of the "art" that dominates the postmodernist artworld. 
    Michelle argues the breakdown arts began with the invention 
of "abstract art" in early 20th century, rendering art unintelligible. 
    This book highlights the pleasures and rewards of genuine 
art, both old and new, and suggests how to restore sanity to the 
contemporary artworld:

Nathaniel Branden's "The Moral Revolution in 'Atlas Shrugged' "
    Now in Kindle. Branden, years' later, stated in his 
introductory comment on this essay, "I have allowed this 
essay to be republished as originally written because Ayn 
Rand thought so highly of it as an introduction to her moral 
philosophy..." and "a commentary on the historical and cultural 
significance of her ethics and the view of man which her ethics 
holds as a moral ideal" (from the preface) 
    Download free:

It's a cold, hard fact: Our world is becoming a better place
    ...evidence shows that we are becoming less violent and 
increasingly more tolerant, that we are leading healthier lives, 
are better fed, and that poverty around the world is declining 
rapidly. Taking these facts into account paints a very positive
picture of how the world is changing:

Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who is John Galt? coming on Blu-ray
    $19.99 pre-order price guarantee, release January 6, 2015:

"Emotion in Life and Music" -- new book and course
    What does it mean for music to be emotional? 
By Matthew Johnson, American patriot, composer of Boston 
Tea Party Opera, music teacher and author of "Dancing with 
the Muses: A historical approach to basic concepts of music,"
who often attends Junto.
    There's the mystery of music. How does it affect us? We 
speak of music being joyful or sad. But what does it even 
mean? What does it mean for music to be emotional?
    Most of the mystery comes from the fact musical emotions 
don't fit the pattern we know from our normal emotions.
    Hear the Overture to the Marriage of Figaro. Feel its joy, 
ask yourself: "Why do I feel joyful?" The only answer is: 
"The music made me feel it." 
    Matthew has a new answer to this problem, in this new book 
and new course. He's founder of MusicAtOurHouse, an online 
program in music history and appreciation for homeschool and 
afterschool students. For years he's taught Preparatory Division, 
Mannes College of Music, New School:
High cost of handling cash for business 
    A Wall Street Journal article says cash will be around for a 
while. But in it we learn "...handling hard currency presents...
costly challenges, from transportation & storage to theft & loss....
    To cope with the hassle and expense, more firms outsource 
cash storage and use technology to count cash and credit their 
accounts.... "We love it, but we hate it," said an operator of 
over 500 truck stops. They sell $2.5 billion of coffee, tacos 
and such annually, over half in cash.
    Managing money costs the company about $20 million a 
year, including the time employees spend reconciling accounts, 
depositing the money and doing things such as getting change 
from the in-store safe. The company also pays fees to banks 
and armored-car companies.
    The average 2% fee on each credit-card transaction, costs 
about $100 million a year. Companies try to minimize costs 
of handling cash, but it's still cheaper than credit-card fees.
    Read the article:

Objectivist speaker travels Europe, explaining free markets
* Ayn Rand Institute president Yaron Brook toured Europe
giving 19 talks in 12 cities in19 days, on a wide variety of topics. 
    He spoke in the U.K., Norway, Germany, Poland, Serbia and 
in the Netherlands on topics such as the morality of capitalism, 
the immorality of the welfare state, the virtue of selfishness 
and economic inequality.
    Here are some highlights: 
* Over 200 students heard Brook's talk "Capitalism Without 
Guilt" at Exeter University U.K. Video:
* 25th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall, on the relevance
of Ayn Rand's "We the Living." Talk in Berlin, was part of the 
"The Triumph of Individual Liberty" of the Liberal Institute 
and European Students for Liberty. The audience got copies 
of "We the Living." Video:
* Brook spoke on morality of capitalism to 65 people. European 
Students for Liberty's 2014 Bergen Conference, Norway. 
Hosted NHHS Laissez-Faire. Video:
* Maastricht U. School of Business and Economics Netherlands, 
Brook on the virtue of selfishness about 240 students. Organized 
by Maastricht Students For Liberty:
* At Bergen Student Society's Focus Week in Bergen, Norway, 
160 people at Brook's talk on the immorality of Scandinavian 
welfare states. Video of talk and Q&A:

Speech & review: Alex Epstein's "Moral Case for Fossil Fuels" 
    At a Cato Capitol Hill Briefing the author and Junto speaker 
argues we're only hearing one side of a critical story. We're 
taught to think only of the negatives of fossil fuels, not their 
positives -- their ability to provide cheap, reliable energy for
a world of seven billion people. 
    Will "The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels" become the "Silent 
Spring" of its time? Decide for yourself after hearing Alex:
    Here's its Wall Street Journal review:

Neil deGrasse Tyson and the Metaphysical Dilemma of the Left 
    The left needs science to serve as a metaphysical validation 
for their worldview -- even if they have to kill it to capture it.
    by Robert Tracinski         The recent Neil deGrasse Tyson 
kerfuffle and the dogmatic defense of the global warming 
consensus raises the question: what's the impetus? Why do
people feel the need to proclaim themselves so loudly as the 
pro-science side of the debate and to write off all opponents as 
anti-science? What makes scientists so susceptible to a cultural 
vogue like global warming and so willing to be dismissive of 
evidence that contradicts their theory?
    ...The modern left formed as a reaction against capitalism and 
the Industrial Revolution....Practically every moral philosophy 
has warned against the evils of greed and self-interest -- and here 
was an economic system that encourages and rewards those 
motives. You could look at this and decide that it's necessary to 
re-evaluate the moral issues and come to terms with self-interest 
in some way. Most factions of the modern right have done so, 
whether they accept self-interest as a necessary evil or to make 
a virtue of selfishness."

"The Vision of Ayn Rand Study Guide" new book
    For over 50 years the ideas of philosopher/novelist Ayn Rand 
have been challenging 2,000 years of Western thinking. Rand 
didn't systematized her own philosophy, that job was first done 
by her protégé Nathaniel Branden. In 1958 Branden began a 
series of 20 lectures on The Basic Principles of Objectivism. 
Rand herself acknowledged that her novels created readers, 
but these lectures "created the movement." 
    Rand OKed every word of these lectures. On one occasion
she read the first lecture to an overflow in a separate room.
    In 2009 those lectures were published in book form as "The 
Vision of Ayn Rand." This companion study guide can be used 
to help readers on their intellectual journey. It can also be used 
to guide discussions for reading groups. 
    "Study Guide" includes the corrected index to "The Vision 
of Ayn Rand." $10.95:

Recent deaths
   * Nathaniel Branden died December 3rd. In 1958 he started the 
Nathaniel Branden Institute, presenting Objectivism, Ayn Rand's 
philosophy, in lectures, recordings, articles and books. Taped 
versions of the lectures were offered across the world. Ayn 
Rand OKed each thing produced by the Institute. She partnered 
with Branden in writing and editing Objectivist newsletters.  
I designed ads for the lecture series used all over the U.S. and 
the cover of The Objectivist. Obituary:
   * Fred Feingersh died November 1st. He'd attended Junto and
the Ayn Rand Meetups. He was friends with Ayn Rand and 
her husband Frank O'Connor. He and Frank shared models 
for drawing and painting. Fred was a witness at my marriage 
to Paul 45 years ago. No memorial has been planned yet.

Jay Taylor's online show "Turning Hard Times into Good Times"
    Jay often attends Junto. Live Tuesday at 3:00pm eastern on 
VoiceAmerica Business Channel. Include causes of the decline 
of the monetary system, economy, housing markets, equity 
markets, commodities. Why gold and silver rise, how to profit 
from the direction of these markets through specific stocks, 
ETFs, precious metals. Listen any time:
    His J Taylor's Gold Energy & Tech Stocks Newsletter:

"Ideal," the novel version of Ayn Rand's play, coming July 7
    A screen actress accused of murder visits six of her most 
devoted fans asking for help. Rand wrote it as a novel in 1934. 
She was dissatisfied with it, later that year rewrote it as a play. 
The novel manuscript was found in 2012 while digitizing Rand's 
archives. The book has novel and play:

Flipside interviews Bosch Fawstin on his superhero Pigman 
    Bosch is co-host with Amy Peikoff of "Don't let it go unheard" 
podcast from viewpoint of Ayn Rand's philosophy Objectivism. 
    Michael Loftus interviews this ex-Muslim cartoonist about 
"The Infidel," "Pigman and his War on Islam," Islam and the 
comic book industry.

Students For Liberty, world's largest libertarian student organization 
    It includes over 800 leaders with over 1,350 student groups 
representing over 100,000 students on all inhabited continents.
    This fast growing network of pro-liberty students' has a 
mission to provide a unified, student-driven forum of support. 
    They identify top student leaders and train them to be agents 
of change in their communities. Their board of advisors 
include Junto speakers: George B.N. Ayittey, Tyler Cowen, 
Gary Johnson, Alan Kors, John Mackey, C. Bradley Thompson.
    They support liberty for all, embracing a diversity of 
justifications, encouraging debate and discourse on the differing 
philosophies underling liberty:

Free market and Objectivist local meetings, sites and podcasts

*** Groups which meet in Manhattan ***
Ayn Rand Institute on Tour --
Gotham Tea Party (occasionally)--
Junto --    
Manhattan Libertarian Party --
NYC Ayn Rand Meetup --
NY Objectivists/NY Heroes --

*** Sites to visit ***
Aristos: An Online Review of the Arts --
"Atlas" in your life --
Atlas Network --
Ayn Rand Institute --
Ayn Rand Lexicon --
Center for Industrial Progress --
Cato Institute --
education blog --
Forum for Ayn Rand fans --
Institute for Justice --
JayTaylor newsletter--
Liberty Magazine --
Ludwig Von Mises Institute --
News Sandwich from Amy Peikoff --
Objectivism Online --
Powell History --
Powell history courses --
Real Clear Politics --
Rebirth of Reason --
Sense of Life Objectivists --
The Atlasphere --
The Atlas Society --
The College of the United States --
The Objective Standard --
The Objective Standard's Blog --
The Tracinski Letter --
Tracinski at The Federalist  --

*** Internet podcasts, all free ***
These are mainly weekly "radio" shows you can hear online.
    Listen to shows live or at any time. Most 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&A, 11:00am eastern time
    Live Thur., Interview, 9:00pm eastern:

* "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:
    Live Fri., 11:00pm to 1:00am eastern:

* "The Peikoff podcasts"  Alternate weeks have 
Leonard Peikoff, philosopher, Ayn Rand's intellectual heir
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:

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''
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]
    Fred's tours get better because he never stops researching.
He gave ''Ayn Rand & Free Market Tour'' to Mont Pelerin Society.

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* 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''
* Iris Bell writes this e-newsletter, designs the Junto handouts
    and is a freelance graphic designer. She was Ayn Rand's
    and the Nathaniel Branden Institute's graphic designer.
* Oleg Atbashian created He also sends out
    this e-newsletter, cares for its email list and moderates His own famous site discusses
    important issues with humor:
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