Past Junto Events
|C. Bradley Thompson
Video of his talk “Separation of School and State:
The Case for Abolishing America’s Government Schools”
from the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights:
May 2, 2013 - “American Education: Reform or Revolution?”
editor in chief Reason, the libertarian magazine of
“Free Minds and Free Markets,”
Read more about him at: tiny.cc/WelchReason
April 4, 2013:
“The Declaration of Independents:
How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong with America.”
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 Brink: tiny.cc/LindseyCato
March 7, 2013 – “The Folly of Nostalgianomics”
Brink’s term for the celebration of the post-World War II quarter century that has been popular among commentators like Paul Krugman.
sr. fellow, dir, Center on Peace and Liberty, Independent Inst.,
author “The Empire has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign PolicyExposed” and
“No War for Oil: U.S. Dependency and the
Visit his page: tiny.cc/Eland
February 7, 2013:
“Putting ‘Defense’ Back Into U.S. Defense Policy:
Rethinking U.S. Security in the 21st Century”
Dangerous Consequences of Clinton’s war in the Balkans.
|Donald J. Boudreaux
George Mason U. econ. prof.,
author “Hypocrites & Half-Wits:
A Daily Dose of Sanity from Cafe Hayek.”Read his essay at:
January 3, 2013:
Half-Wits & Hypocrites: Dealing with Economic Nonsense
July 2, 2009
How Capitalism Leads to a Cleaner Environment & Better Health
prof. econ., Universidad Francisco
Marroquín (UFM) Guatemala,
exec. dir. The Antigua Forum,
co-author book“Madmen, Intellectuals, and
Academic Scribblers: The Economic Engine of Political Change.”
Visit his page at: PoliticalEntrepreneurs.com
December 6, 2012
program director Economic Thinking,
programs for high school, homeschool and college.
Visit his site: tiny.cc/gRehmke
November 1, 2012: The Entrepreneur Army
September 4, 2008: Price Shocks, Technology, and the Journey to the Center of the Earth
read his bio:
October 4, 2012: Think Like an Entrepreneur
April 2005: Creating & Building Lasting Enterprises
Libertarian Party Pres.
September 6, 2012 - update on his campaign, Q&A.
writer and artist. He often attends Junto.
He’s been a contributing/advisory editor of many arts journals,
the author of many books, among them
“Political Essays” and “More On Innovative Music(ian)s”
Visit his site: RichardKostelanetz.com
September 6, 2012
Liberty magazine, businessman, philosophy teacher & writer.
Senior editor of online magazine Liberty, formerly
the paper magazine Liberty: LibertyUnbound.com
He’s author of the forthcoming book “Dangerous Thoughts.”
Read more by and about him at: ProfGaryJason.com
August 2, 2012 – Classical Liberal Ethics and Immigration
Prof. economics George Mason U.
& Center for the Study of Public Choice.
Visit his very active blog: MarginalRevolution.com
Many articles about & by him: tiny.cc/TylerC
July 5, 2012 – The Path Out of the Great Stagnation?
June 4, 2009 – Is the Web Dumbing Down Our Culture?
Economics editor Barrons.
Cover & feature stories on economic & social trends, book reviews.
Read his articles: tiny.cc/GeneEpstein
June 7, 2012
“Econospinning: How to Read Between the Lines When the Media Manipulate the Numbers” is his 2006 book. It cuts through the economic misinformation commonly reported in today’s media.
author Classical liberal column
May 3, 2012: Into the Cannibal’s Pot:
Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa.
sr. fellow political economy,
Editor Independent Institute’s quarterly magazine
Independent Review: tiny.cc/Higgs
April 5, 2012: “Likely Politico-economic Legacies of the Current Crisis”
April 2, 2009: “Replaying the New Deal: A Very Bad Idea“
Coauthor I am John Galt: Today’s heroic innovators building the world & the villainous parasites destroying it.
It shows parallels: Steve Jobs & Roark, Paul Krugman & Toohey, etc.
Feb. 2, 2012: What would Howard Roark do about Paul Krugman?
| Tibor Machan
libertarian, teaches business ethics & philosophy at Chapman U.
Visit his site: tiny.cc/Tibor
January 2012: Liberty vs. Stimulus
January 8, 2009: Enemies of Private Property Rights: A Survey of Old and New Attacks on the Right to Private Property
November 2004: Animal Rights: A New Threat to Liberty
July 2002: Is Free Will Mystical?
February 1998: The Epic Clash of Cultures (?)
October 1995: Some autobiographical reflections
February 1993: Who Has Which Rights? (with Murray Franck)
November 1992: Economic versus Ethical Individualism
|David D. Friedman
prof. law, anarcho-capitalist, author The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism.
His site: davidDFriedman.com
His blog: davidDFriedman.blogspot.comDec.1, 2011
David Friedman spoke on ”Legal Systems Very Different from Ours.” He’s studied the legal systems of modern gypsies, imperial China, Periclean Athens, the Cheyenne Indians, Saga period Iceland and more.
Tracy Quan labels herself on Twitter as: “Commonwealth babe. Novelist. Omnivore. Secular Catholic. Cafeteria atheist. Caffeine dependent. Unrepentant flânoozy. Love Guru.”
Visit her site: TracyQuan.net
Nov. 3, 2012
“Highways and byways of the sex worker industry”
|Janine R. Wedel
prof. public policy, George Mason U.
JanineWedel.info & janinewedel.info/books.html
“…sweeps from Poland & Russia to Cambridge & D.C. [she’s] reinvented the study of public administration for an era of blurred roles and secret etworks….a must-read for all who care about the future of government – even the possibility of decent government” says James K. Galbraith.Oct. 6, 2011
Shadow Elite: How the World’s New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government & the Free Market
|Richard A. Epstein
Sept. 1, 2011
Is the administrative state consistent with the rule of law?
based on his book: Design for Liberty: Private Property,
Public Administration & the Rule of Law
April 1997: Our Inalienable Right to Health Care
April 1991 through July 2005
Celebration of the 99th birthday of Ayn Rand
and the 93rd birthday of Ronald Reagan.
Memorial for John Perry,
a NYC police officer & Junto attendee, lost on 9/11
And conversations with featured speakers:
March 1997: Taxation.
April 2002: Capital Consumption 1965 to the present: its causes, consequences and cures
July 2004: Why Africans are Abandoning Africa
George B.N. Ayittey
author of “Africa Betrayed” and “Africa in Chaos”
November 1994: Progressive Era Reforms: The American Counter-Revolution
July 1994: Economic and Political Trends in Certain Less-developed Countries
June 1997: Global Warming: What the Facts Are
Randy E. Barnett
December 1995: The Rights Retained by the People: The History and Meaning of the Ninth Amendment
November 1998: Liberty, Justice & The Rule Of Law
May 1994: Analysis of Financial Markets
October 1999: The Noblest Triumph: Property & Prosperity Through The Ages
February 1995: The Criminal Justice: The Legal System versus the Individual
February 1997: How to Present the Ideas of Individualism to Ordinary People
August 2001: Tracing the lost tribes of the Israelites
August 1991: 400 Years Of Failure: The Lesson Of Drug Prohibition
July 1995: Government Waste and Abusive Taxation
April 1999: The Rise of the State & the Demise of the Citizen
February 2004: Terrorism & Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice and Peace to Rid the World of Evil
August 1993: Economics and Ecology, Sophisticated and Vulgar (CT)
August 1993: Rand, Paterson, Lane & the Origins of the Modern Libertarian Movement.
May 1995: The future of liberty and the role libertarians will play in that future
December 1994: Government doesn’t work, and I want to get rid of as much of it as is practical
August 2000: Investing in the Internet Era
George Mason University
December 1999: How Capitalism Liberates The Arts (?)
January 2004: Civilization: The Case for a Free Society
Eugene R. Dattel
April 1996: Japan’s Failed Attempt at Global Financial Dominance
December 1998: Property Matters
January 1999: The Food and Drink Police
October 1992: How the Principles of the Declaration of Independence have been Subverted (with Jacob G. Hornberger)
July 1992: Battle plan for American Business
May 1999: Dangerous Consequences of Clinton’s war in the Balkans.
May 2000: A battle plan for Social Security
June 1998: Liberty!
December 1992: Individual Rights
February 1993: Who Has Which Rights? (with Tibor Machan)
Judge Marvin Frankel
June 1992: Adversary Justice
A visitor from the 18th century.
June 2002: Public Ignorance as a Reason for Libertarianism
October 2004: The Politics of Ignorance
September 1997: Separation of Schools and State
May 2001: BioEvolution: How Biotechnology Is Changing Our World
April 2000: Why all the political Opinion Polls are wrong?
Arthur E. Gandolfi
August 1994: Sex, Economics and the Meaning of Life.
John Taylor Gatto
March 1993: Confederacy of Dunces: The Tyranny of Compulsory Schooling
Scott Douglas Gerber
September 1998: The Declaration of Independence & Constitutional Interpretation
March 2003: Fire Science & The World Trade Center’s vulnerable architecture
Center for Democracy & Technology
July 1999: The American Revolution
Bettina Bien Greaves
September 1999: Human Action After 50 Years.
June 1994: Ancient Israel and Modern America: The Dangerous Parallels
February 2000: The Conspiracy of Ignorance
June 1991: Luck and Careers
July 2001: The perfect deal
October 2000: Rice: The First Grain
George Mason University
September 1994: The Love of Money
June 2001: Cuba: A libertarian Perspective
Jacob G. Hornberger
October 1992: How the Principles of the Declaration of Independence have been Subverted (with Richard Ebeling)
April 1994: The Dangers of Socialized Medicine
March 2001: Libertarianism vs. The Moral Bankruptcy of the left and right
May 1998: Law & disorder in CyberSpace: Abolish the FCC & Let Common Law Rule
Edward L. Hudgins
November 1993: The Role of Devotees of Freedom in Politics
September 2002: Can Ayn Rand Conquer Washington?
Jeffrey Rogers Hummel
December 1996: Foundations of American Statism: The Economic Impact of the Civil War
author of “Locke in America: The Moral Philosophy of the Founding Era”
April 1991: Chlorinating: The Greatest Scandal In History
September 1991: What Makes A Good Painting (with Susan Slyman)
March 1992: The Corporate Headquarters Complex – And The Future Of New York City
October 1992: About his world travels
Founder, The Objectivist Center
May 1993: Consequences of the Pursuit of Happiness Vs. Sacrifice During the 1980′s
February 1998: The Epic Clash of Cultures (?)
June 2004: Can the Muslim World Modernize? The Case of Morocco
January 2003: Practical Speculation in an Uncertain World (with Victor Niederhoffer)
October 1996: The Prospect of Living in Good Health to the Age of 150 and beyond
Thomas L. Knapp
April 2003: Deadly Confusions: Libertarianism & War
Alan Charles Kors
July 2003: author, “Soho: The Rise and Fall of an Artists’ Colony”
Kudlow & Co., CNBC
April 1998: American Abundance: The New Economic & Moral Prosperity
December 2004: What?s Ahead for 2005? A post-election look at the economy and the stock market
March 2002: More Sex is Safer Sex, and Other Surprises About the Way Markets Work
August 2002: Parenting: The Philosophy and Practice of Taking Children Seriously
February 1996: The Individualist Sentiment
July 1998: Liberty & Sex
October 1991: What Is Predictable?
January 1993: Music of Management
Michigan State University
May 1996: Microenterprises in Developing Countries
January 1995: Homo Oeconomicus: A Man for All Seasons
December 1993: Current Problems in the US
John R. Lott Jr.
November 1999: More Guns, Less Crime
April 1992: Why Laws Backfire
March 1998: Teaching Inner-City Kids to Start and Run a Business
August 1998: Creative Spark of Invention
February 1992: ‘?Vice Cop,” a book about his years as head of NYPD’s Morals Division
February 1994: Current Issues of Gun Control
September 1993: How Property Rights Can Be Used to Protect Wildlife and Wilderness
John L. McCormack
January 1996: Conspiracy Theory
author of “Individualist Feminism of the Nineteenth Century”
October 1997: How Politically Correct Feminism is Hurting Women
November 1997: Biology and Law
August 2004: Lessons from Lands without Liberty
September 2000: The Future of Technology
May 2002: It’s Getting Better All the Time: The Greatest Trends of the Past 100 Years
February 2002: We?re too nice: What libertarians are doing wrong, what we can do better
American Enterprise Institute, author of “Human Accomplishment”
July 1991: Economic Ecology: The Home Life, Distribution, and Abundance of Commodity Players
August 1992: First Anniversary Party at the Niederhoffer’s
September 1992: The Ecology of Public Government and the Market
January 1993: Education of a Speculator
January 1994: What Can You Learn from Games and Hobbies
June 1995: Camouflage And Other Deceptions
September 1996: Music and Speculation (with pianist Robert Schrade)
June 2000: Approaches to understanding the financial market
September 2001: FDA delays: how to profit from them
December 2001: Culture, Capitalism, American Game; ?Songs of Speculation?
January 2003: Practical Speculation in an Uncertain World (with Laurel Kenner)
September 2004: Deception in the Stock Market
March 1997: The Excuse Factory
August 1997: Healthy Skepticism About National Health Care
March 1995: On the Demise and Rebirth of Constitutional Government
February 1999: The Future and Its Enemies
May 1991: Capitalism & Civilization: How Peaceful Commerce Promotes Social Justice.
May 1992: Why the Morals of the Marketplace are Better than the Morals of Government
July 1993: How Markets Generate Vital Knowledge for Human Progress
September 1995: Intriguing, instructive, sometimes heart-warming stories about great heroes of liberty
August 1996: Heroes Who Defy Tyrants: Raul Wallenberg, Natan Sharansky, & Others
December 2000: The Triumph of Liberty
November 2003: How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression
April 1995: The Communitarian Challenge to Liberty
Program director of EconomicThinking.org
August 1999: Free Market Incentives
January 2001: How markets can deal with world emergencies
October 2002: Promoting Free-Market Ideas Around the World
September 2003: Socialism in US Electric Utilities & Its Role in the Recent Blackout
July 1997: Everyone’s Stake in Capitalism
December 1991: The Criteria That Establishes Values In Different Collecting Areas: Some Thoughts On Their Validity And On Investing In Collectibles
March 1994: How Human Nature Propels Bad Forgeries Into Major Literary Hoaxes.
October 1993: What Smart Students Know
November 2000: Extending human lifespan
October 1994: Economic, Political, Investment and Social Observations from an around-the-world motorcycle trip
June 2003: author, “Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Investor’s Road Trip”
November 1991: Bionomics
December 1992: Life with Music
editor-in-chief of “Fragments,” an international individualist magazine
November 2002: Libertarians, Smoking & Insanity: How ideology affects ideas about freedom & health
March 1996: Hayek
Hans F. Sennholz
November 1995: Pillars Of The Welfare State
March 1999: Taxation: The Greedy Hand
April 2001: Libertarian humor
September 1991: What Makes A Good Painting (with Mitchell Jones)
November 1996: Marketing the Virtues of Freedom in a World of Rational Ignorance
March 2000: Electrical power crisis in California
December 2002: Heaven or Hell: The Hope and Threat of Globalization
August 2003: Corporate Aftershock: Economic Liberty Before and After Enron
David Ramsay Steele
April 1997: The Anti-Technology Movement as the Radical Alternative to Capitalism
July 2000: Psychological biases and weakness can be overcome
Richard W. Stevens
February 2005: Civilian Disarmament and Genocide
November 1992: How Statistics Can Lead to a Wrong Decision
March 2005: Entrepreneurs: Engineers of World Prosperity
senior editor of “Reason” magazine
October 2003: Terrorism Futures, Information Markets & a New Form of Democracy
Joan Kennedy Taylor
April 1993: Reclaiming the Mainstream
January 2000: Sex, men and women in the market place
January 1997: The Physics of Immortality: There is No Limit to Progress
January 1992: Running Schools As A Business
May 2003: Broadcasters and the State
June 1993: Rousseau, Egalitarism and Collectivism
March 1992: Personal and office organization
June 1993: Why Science Matters
The above list of Junto speakers from April 1991 through July 2005 is incomplete. Please contact us if you have more, or more accurate, information.
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