The Ayn Rand MeetUp meets on the third Sunday of the month at 3pm in the IBM garden lobby. That’s on the northwest corner of Madison Avenue and 56th Street. There’s no charge. Meet and talk with others who are interested in the ideas, non-fiction and fiction of Ayn Rand. The main part of the MeetUp is hearing about each attendee’s interest in Ayn Rand. That’s followed by hearing and talking with a speaker on a pre-announced topic. The MeetUp moderator is Jim Smith, who often attends Junto.

The Donald & Paula Smith Family Foundation sponsors a monthly debate on national or world affairs, most often on the second Tuesday of each month, and usually at CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue (between 34th & 35th streets).

The Manhattan Libertarian Party has a monthly meeting, usually on the second Wednesday.

The Columbia College Libertarians run an ambitious series of events, many in co-sponsorship with the Columbia Law School Chapter of the Federalist Society. All are free, and open to the public.

New York City is blessed with two organizations which call themselves “The New York Young Republican Club.”

The New York Young Republican Club has a meeting, usually the second Thursday each month, and usually at: Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’ and Airmen’s Club 283 Lexington Avenue, — 2nd Floor (between 36th & 37th streets).

The New York Young Republican Club has a meeting, usually the third Thursday each month, at The Union League Club, 38 East 37th St. at Park Avenue.

Other Sources:

Reason is the monthly print magazine of ?free minds and free markets.? It covers politics, culture, and ideas through a mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews. Reason‘s stated goal is to make a principled case for liberty and individual choice in all areas of human activity.

Reason Online is updated daily with articles and columns on current developments in politics and culture. It also contains the full text of past issues of the print edition of Reason.

Liberty magazine is a monthly libertarian review of thought, culture and politics.

Free-Market.Net, a libertarian portal on the internet, has merged with ISIL, the International Society for Individual Liberty. ISIL calls itself a network of individuals and associations in over 90 countries dedicated to building a free and peaceful world through the ideals of free markets, social tolerance and individual responsibility.

Atlas_SocietyThe Atlas Society promotes open Objectivism – the philosophy of reason, individualism, achievement and freedom originated by Ayn Rand – through educational and advocacy programs.

The Cato Institute seeks to broaden the parameters of pub
lic policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets and peace.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute is dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government. It is a leading voice on a broad range of regulatory issues, ranging from environmental laws to antitrust policy to regulatory risk.

The Foundation for Economic Education, founded in 1946, is the oldest research organization promoting individual freedom, private property, limited government and free trade. FEE’s says its mission is to study the moral and intellectual foundation of a free society and to share its knowledge with individuals everywhere.

The Institute for Humane Studies assists students and scholars committed to freedom with a variety of programs, including scholarships and summer seminars.

The Manhattan Institute is a think tank with a mission to develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility.

The Republican Liberty Caucus seeks to elect pro-liberty candidates.


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Daily Speculations, the web site of Victor Niederhoffer and Laurel Kenner, is “dedicated to the scientific method, free markets, deflating ballyhoo, creating value, and laughter; a forum for us to use our meager abilities to make the world of specinvestments a better place.”

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