Saturday, June 10, 2017

Libertarian calendar for June 2017

June 3

Washington, D.C.

LOLA conference on economics
10 am - 5 pm

Leadership Institute

1101 N Highland St, Arlington, VA 22201-2807, United States

The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) has put together a special course to teach all about economics in just one day! This one, organized by LOLA, is just for ladies of liberty. We'll discuss what works for us to share the ideas of economic liberty and learn from each other's stories. 

Course Description:

Economics in One Day

Economics is not just dry, statistical analysis or complex mathematical models. It’s fun and inspiring. And since human choice is the starting point for all of economics, learning it should be relatable and intuitive.

FEE's Economics in One Day is both an in-person workshop and an online course, providing an inspiring introduction to the principles of the market economy. You'll learn about scarcity, prosperity, values, cooperation, character, markets, spontaneous order, and entrepreneurship. You'll see the profound effect of free markets on our standards of living.

The workshop is a 3-5 hour, self-paced learning experience with a focus on the humane value of free markets, with hands-on activities and guided discussions centered on themes from Leonard E. Read’s classic essay ‘I, Pencil’. Best of all, it is designed to be delivered by non-economists using interactive, hands-on activities and guided discussions. The online course is a wonderful resource, both as a standalone course for those who want to learn on their own, and as a supplement for workshop participants.


June 11
Columbus, Indiana

Drinking for Liberty
3 - 5 pm

1711 East 25th
Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 46124
Phone: 8126577350

Come join us to talk about beer, freedoms and how we can change Indiana for the better, And don't forget to bring a friend because no one likes to drink alone and everyone needs a DD. Drink reponsibly!

Since 1979, Rickers has been offering Hoosiers quality products and friendly service. In an effort to better serve their customers, Rickers opened restaurants offering carryout cold beer in two of it's fifty locations. Unfortunately, Indiana'a powerful liquor lobby successfully convinced the Indiana General Assembly to alter the laws regarding carryout cold beer sales. Rickers will only be able to sell carryout cold beer until their license expires.

The Ricker's issue brings to light a pervasive and unacceptable set of infringements on the personal freedoms of adult Hoosiers that also stifle competition among legitimate businesses, thereby hurting consumers through limited choice and inflated prices. The state of Indiana is giving Ricker's competitors an unfair advantage over them by using the power of the state to shut down fair competition.

Additionally, by intervening and interfering with private business matters of Ricker's based on Indiana Title 7.1, the state government has also set the precedent that it is the entity that sets and enforces the standard of morality for law abiding, adult Hoosiers, rather than those law abiding, adult Hoosiers themselves who we believe are quite capable of making their own choices, and if they make the wrong ones to suffer their own consequences.

1. Did they actually break the law or did they transgress a precedent due to ambiguity in the law?

2. Did the state government change any laws based on Ricker's style of restaurant implementation?

- If so did they do this at the behest of the liquor store lobby that wants to keep Sunday sales closed and cold beer sales in their own pocket by force of law?
- Which state reps / senators voted in favor of using the power of government to stifle Ricker's legitimate business?
- Is there a law specifically prohibiting alcohol to be sold at the same place as gasoline?
- Is the license under which they are currently operating: IC 7.1-1-3-48 - Two-way permit Sec. 48. Two-Way Permit. The term "two-way permit" means the combination of a beer retailer's permit and a wine retailer's permit issued to a permittee.


June 15-17

Atlanta, GA

Omni Hotel
CNN Center

2017's premier gathering of freedom lovers from all walks of life, with professional networking opportunities, inspiring panel discussions, and educational fun for everyone – all sponsored by the Foundation for Economic Education and held in vibrant and beautiful Atlanta, Georgia.

With your Student/Young Professional ticket, you will choose from 70+ sessions and 10 distinct learning tracks, designed to provide real skills for professional success, combined with a solid grounding in economic, ethical, and legal principles that you won't get anywhere else. Learn how to live and think more creatively and effectively, with the goal of improving your life and the lives of those around you. FEEcon will offer vast networking opportunities and allow you to engage with other successful entrepreneurs and student leaders.

With your General Admission ticket, you will have the best of both worlds – FEE's Annual Retreat plus FEEcon. This will be the conference of the year for supporters of liberty. You will enjoy a VIP experience with philanthropists and partner organizations from across the freedom-loving community. You may also attend your pick of any FEEcon sessions, where you can expand your own education while witnessing first-hand the returns that FEE is generating on your investment in educational outreach.

FEEcon will run from Thursday evening, June 15th, through Saturday evening, June 17th, 2017. The VIP Annual Retreat events begin on Friday evening, June 16th. 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Libertarian calendar for May 2017

May 22
Nashville, TN

Bastiat Society meets
6:00 pm

Capitalism, and What to Do About It 

The evening will feature food, drinks, great networking with like-minded leaders, and a talk by Alan Kahan on defending capitalism to intellectuals. You don't want to miss it!

Alan S. Kahan received his Ph.D. in History from The University of Chicago in 1987, and currently is Professor of British Civilization at the Universit√© de Versailles/St. Quentin outside Paris. He will be a Senior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France 2016-2021. American by origin, he moved to France with his family in 2007 in search of the perfect croissant. His research focuses on the history of political thought, and especially of liberalism. 
Kahan’s most recent book is Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion: Checks and Balances for Democratic Souls (Oxford, 2015). His research has been centered on Tocqueville, on nineteenth-century European liberalism, and on the relationship between intellectuals and capitalism, about which he wrote Mind vs. Money: The War Between Intellectuals and Capitalism (Tansaction 2010). Other works include Aristocratic Liberalism: The Social and Political Thought of Jacob Burckhardt, John Stuart Mill and Alexis de TocquevilleLiberalism in Nineteenth-Century Europe: The Political culture if Limited SuffrageAlexis de Tocqueville; and translations of Tocqueville’s the Old Regime and the Revolution and Benjamin Constant’s Commentary on Filangieri’s Work. He is currently working on a book on The Three Pillars of Liberalism: Freedom, Markets and Morals from Montesquieu and Smith to the Present.
ADS Security Nashville
3001 Armory Dr #100
Nashville, TN 37204

Driving Directions 


Hannah Cox
The Bastiat Society

May 24
South Riding, VA

Loudon County LP
7:00 pm

May 25
Knoxville, TN

East Tennessee LP meeting
6:30 pm

Quaker Steak and Lube (Knoxville, TN)
8355 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919

May 28
Manchester, New Hampshire

Libertarian State Leadership Alliance
9 am - 9 pm

Executive Court Banquet Facility
1199 S Mammoth Rd, Manchester, New Hampshire 03109


May 30
Washington, D.C.

Screen on the Green
8 pm
2700 Adams Mill Road NW

Falling asleep in front of the TV