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Past Junto Meetings

April 1991 through July 2005

April 1991

Mitchell Jones

Chlorinating: The Greatest Scandal In History

May 1991

Jim Powell

Capitalism & Civilization: How Peaceful Commerce Promotes Social Justice

Discussion: Altruism versus selfishness

June 1991

Dan Grossman

Luck and Careers.

Discussion: The Future Of New York

July 1991

Victor Niederhoffer

Economic Ecology: The Home Life, Distribution, and Abundance of Commodity Players

August 1991

David Boaz

400 Years Of Failure: The Lesson Of Drug Prohibition

Discussion: Methods of Improving Longevity

September 1991

Mitchell Jones &

Susan Slyman

What Makes A Good Painting 

October 1991

Jules Leopold

What Is Predictable?

Discussion: How To Think About Good

November 1991

Michael Rothschild

Bionomics

December 1991

Kenneth Rendell

The Criteria That Establishes Values In Different Collecting Areas: Some Thoughts On Their Validity And On Investing In Collectibles

January 1992

William Tucker

Running Schools As A Business

February 1992

Bill McCarthy

"Vice Cop," a book about his years as head of NYPD's Morals Division

March 1992

Stephen Kagann

The Corporate Headquarters Complex - And The Future Of New York City

Stephanie Winston

Personal and office organization.

April 1992

Marisa Manley

Why Laws Backfire

May 1992

Jim Powell

Why the Morals of the Marketplace are Better than the Morals of Government

Discussion: Qualities that make for success

June 1992

Judge Marvin Frankel

Adversary Justice

Discussion: Practical Ideas That Make Life Better

July 1992

Marty Edelston

Battle plan for American Business

August 1992

First Anniversary Party at the Niederhoffer's

September 1992

"Benjamin Franklin"

A visitor from the 18th century.

Victor Niederhoffer

The Ecology of Public Government and the Market

October 1992

Richard Ebeling &

Jacob "Bumper" Hornberger

How the Principles of the Declaration of Independence have been Subverted 

Steve Keeley

About his world travels

November 1992

Tibor Machan

Economic versus Ethical Individualism

Stephen Stigler

How Statistics Can Lead to a Wrong Decision

December 1992

Murray Franck

Individual Rights

Robert Schrade

Life with Music

January 1993

Will Lewis

Music of Management

Victor Niederhoffer

Education of a Speculator

February 1993

Murray Franck &

Tibor Machan

Who Has Which Rights? 

March 1993

John Taylor Gatto

Confederacy of Dunces: The Tyranny of Compulsory Schooling

April 1993

Joan Kennedy Taylor

Reclaiming the Mainstream

May 1993

David Kelley

Consequences of the Pursuit of Happiness Vs. Sacrifice During the 1980's

June 1993

George Walsh

Rousseau, Egalitarism and Collectivism

Jim Wynne

Why Science Matters

July 1993

Jim Powell

How Markets Generate Vital Knowledge for Human Progress

August 1993

Bill Bradford

Economics and Ecology, Sophisticated and Vulgar (CT)

Bill Bradford

Rand, Paterson, Lane & the Origins of the Modern Libertarian Movement.

September 1993

John McCormack

How Property Rights Can Be Used to Protect Wildlife and Wilderness

October 1993

Adam Robinson

What Smart Students Know

November 1993

Edward Hudgins

The Role of Devotees of Freedom in Politics

December 1993

Herbert London

Current Problems in the US

January 1994

Victor Niederhoffer

What Can You Learn from Games and Hobbies

February 1994

Bill McCarthy

Current Issues of Gun Control

March 1994

Kenneth Rendell

How Human Nature Propels Bad Forgeries Into Major Literary Hoaxes

April 1994

Jacob "Bumper" Hornberger

The Dangers of Socialized Medicine

May 1994

Caroline Baum

Analysis of Financial Markets

June 1994

Gary Greenberg

Ancient Israel and Modern America: The Dangerous Parallels

July 1994

Michael Balboa

Economic and Political Trends in Certain Less-developed Countries

August 1994

Arthur E. Gandolfi

Sex, Economics and the Meaning of Life.

September 1994

Stephen Hicks

The Love of Money

October 1994

Jim Rogers

Economic, Political, Investment and Social Observations from an around-the-world motorcycle trip

November 1994

John Baden

Progressive Era Reforms: The American Counter-Revolution

December 1994

Harry Browne

Government doesn't work, and I want to get rid of as much of it as is practical

January 1995

Felix Livingston

Homo Oeconomicus: A Man for All Seasons

February 1995

Robert Bidinotto

The Criminal Justice: The Legal System versus the Individual

March 1995

Roger Pilon

On the Demise and Rebirth of Constitutional Government

April 1995

Douglas Rasmussen

The Communitarian Challenge to Liberty

May 1995

Bill Bradford

The future of liberty and the role libertarians will play in that future

June 1995

Victor Niederhoffer

Camouflage And Other Deceptions

July 1995

James Bovard

Government Waste and Abusive Taxation

August 1995

Jack Schwartzman

editor-in-chief of "Fragments," an international individualist magazine

September 1995

Jim Powell

Intriguing, instructive, sometimes heart-warming stories about great heroes of liberty

October 1995

Tibor Machan

Some autobiographical reflections

November 1995

Hans F. Sennholz

Pillars Of The Welfare State

December 1995

Randy E. Barnett

The Rights Retained by the People: The History and Meaning of the Ninth Amendment

January 1996

John L. McCormack

Conspiracy Theory

February 1996

Pierre Lemieux

The Individualist Sentiment

March 1996

Larry Sechrest

Hayek

April 1996

Eugene R. Dattel

Japan's Failed Attempt at Global Financial Dominance

May 1996

Carl Liedhom

Michigan State University

Microenterprises in Developing Countries

June 1996

?

July 1996

Dean Hazel

August 1996

Jim Powell

Heroes Who Defy Tyrants: Raul Wallenberg, Natan Sharansky, & Others

September 1996

Victor Niederhoffer

Music and Speculation (with pianist Robert Schrade)

October 1996

Saul Kent

The Prospect of Living in Good Health to the Age of 150 and beyond

November 1996

Fred Smith

Marketing the Virtues of Freedom in a World of Rational Ignorance

December 1996

Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

Foundations of American Statism: The Economic Impact of the Civil War

January 1997

Frank Tipler

The Physics of Immortality: There is No Limit to Progress

February 1997

Robert Bidinotto

How to Present the Ideas of Individualism to Ordinary People

March 1997

Charles Adams

Taxation. ?

Walter Olson

The Excuse Factory

April 1997

David Ramsay Steele

The Anti-Technology Movement as the Radical Alternative to Capitalism

Richard Epstein

Our Inalienable Right to Health Care

May 1997

(no May meeting ?)

June 1997

Sallie Baliunas

Global Warming: What the Facts Are

July 1997

George Reisman

Everyone's Stake in Capitalism

August 1997

Jane Orient

Healthy Skepticism About National Health Care

September 1997

Marshall Fritz

Separation of Schools and State

October 1997

Wendy McElroy

How Politically Correct Feminism is Hurting Women

November 1997

John McGinnis

Biology and Law

December 1997

John Baden

January 1998

David Friedman

(speaker unable to appear?)

February 1998

David Kelley

The Epic Clash of Cultures (?)

Tibor Machan (?)

The Epic Clash of Cultures

March 1998

Steve Mariotti

Teaching Inner-City Kids to Start and Run a Business

April 1998

Lawrence Kudlow

American Abundance: The New Economic & Moral Prosperity

May 1998

Peter Huber

Law & disorder in CyberSpace: Abolish the FCC & Let Common Law Rule

June 1998

Thomas Fleming

Liberty!

July 1998

Pierre Lemieux

Liberty & Sex

August 1998

Stanley Mason

Creative Spark of Invention

September 1998

Scott Douglas Gerber

The Declaration of Independence & Constitutional Interpretation

October 1998

November 1998

Randy E. Barnett

Liberty, Justice & The Rule Of Law

December 1998

James DeLong

Property Matters

January 1999

Tom DiLorenzo

The Food and Drink Police

February 1999

Virginia Postrel

The Future and Its Enemies

March 1999

Amity Shlaes

Taxation: The Greedy Hand

April 1999

James Bovard

The Rise of the State & the Demise of the Citizen

May 1999

Ivan Eland

Dangerous Consequences of Clinton's war in the Balkans.

June 1999

George B.N. Ayittey

author of "Africa Betrayed" and "Africa in Chaos"

July 1999

Mike Godwin

Center for Democracy & Technology

The American Revolution

August 1999

Gregory Rehmke

Free Market Incentives

September 1999

Bettina Bien Greaves

Human Action After 50 Years.

October 1999

Tom Bethell

The Noblest Triumph: Property & Prosperity Through The Ages

November 1999

John R. Lott Jr.

More Guns, Less Crime

December 1999

Tyler Cowen (?)

How Capitalism Liberates The Arts

January 2000

Joan Kennedy Taylor

Sex, men and women in the market place

February 2000

Martin Gross

The Conspiracy of Ignorance

March 2000

Fred Smith

Electrical power crisis in California

April 2000

John Fund

Why all the political Opinion Polls are wrong?

May 2000

Peter Ferrara

A battle plan for Social Security

June 2000

Victor Niederhoffer

Approaches to understanding the financial market

July 2000

Brett Steenbarger

Psychological biases and weakness can be overcome

August 2000

David Ciocca

Investing in the Internet Era

September 2000

Perry Metzger

The Future of Technology

October 2000

Milo Hamilton

Rice: The First Grain

November 2000

Arthur Robinson

Extending human lifespan

December 2000

Jim Powell

The Triumph of Liberty

January 2001

Gregory Rehmke

How markets can deal with world emergencies

February 2001

March 2001

Jacob Hornberger

Libertarianism vs. The Moral Bankruptcy of the left and right

April 2001

Tim Slagle

Libertarian humor

May 2001

Michael Fumento

BioEvolution: How Biotechnology Is Changing Our World

June 2001

Jeremy Hildreth

Cuba: A libertarian Perspective

July 2001

Dan Grossman

The perfect deal

August 2001

Terry Blodgett

Tracing the lost tribes of the Israelites

September 2001

Victor Niederhoffer

FDA delays: how to profit from them

October 2001

Memorial for John Perry, a NYC police officer & Junto attendee, lost on 9/11

November 2001

Robin Hanson

George Mason University

December 2001

Victor Niederhoffer

Culture, Capitalism, American Game; “Songs of Speculation”

January 2002

David Kelley

Founder, The Objectivist Center

February 2002

Deroy Murdock

We’re too nice: What libertarians are doing wrong, what we can do better

March 2002

Steven Landsburg

More Sex is Safer Sex, and Other Surprises About the Way Markets Work

April 2002

Dennis Ainsworth

Capital Consumption 1965 to the present: its causes, consequences and cures

May 2002

Stephen Moore

It's Getting Better All the Time: The Greatest Trends of the Past 100 Years

June 2002

Jeffrey Friedman

Public Ignorance as a Reason for Libertarianism

July 2002

Tibor Machan

Is Free Will Mystical?

August 2002

Sarah Lawrence

Parenting: The Philosophy and Practice of Taking Children Seriously

September 2002

Ed Hudgins

Can Ayn Rand Conquer Washington?

October 2002

Gregory Rehmke

Promoting Free-Market Ideas Around the World

November 2002

Todd Seavey

Libertarians, Smoking & Insanity: How ideology affects ideas about freedom & health

December 2002

Fred Smith

Heaven or Hell: The Hope and Threat of Globalization

January 2003

Victor Niederhoffer &

Laurel Kenner

Practical Speculation in an Uncertain World

February 2003

Donald J. Boudreaux

How Capitalism Leads to a Cleaner Environment & Better Health

March 2003

Henry Gifford

Fire Science & The World Trade Center's vulnerable architecture

April 2003

Thomas L. Knapp

Rational Review.com

Deadly Confusions: Libertarianism & War

May 2003

Jesse Walker

Reason magazine

Broadcasters and the State

June 2003

Jim Rogers

author, "Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Investor's Road Trip"

July 2003

Richard Kostelanetz

author, "Soho: The Rise and Fall of an Artists' Colony"

August 2003

Fred Smith

Corporate Aftershock: Economic Liberty Before and After Enron

September 2003

Gregory Rehmke

Socialism in US Electric Utilities & Its Role in the Recent Blackout

October 2003

Alex Tabarrok

Terrorism Futures, Information Markets & a New Form of Democracy

November 2003

Jim Powell

How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression

December 2003

Charles Murray

American Enterprise Institute, author of "Human Accomplishment"

January 2004

Tyler Cowen

George Mason University

Civilization: The Case for a Free Society

February 2004

Celebration of the 99th birthday of Ayn Rand and the 93rd birthday of Ronald Reagan.

James Bovard

Terrorism & Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice and Peace to Rid the World of Evil

March 2004

Robert Bidinotto

April 2004

John Stossel

May 2004

Alan Charles Kors

June 2004

David Kelley

The Objectivist Center

Can the Muslim World Modernize? The Case of Morocco

July 2004

June Arunga

Why Africans are Abandoning Africa

August 2004

Gabriella Megyesi

Lessons from Lands without Liberty

Gregory Rehmke

Program director of EconomicThinking.org

September 2004

Victor Niederhoffer

Deception in the Stock Market

October 2004

Jeffrey Friedman

The Politics of Ignorance

November 2004

Tibor Machan

Hoover Institution

Animal Rights: A New Threat to Liberty

December 2004

Lawrence Kudlow

CNBC

What’s Ahead for 2005? A post-election look at the economy and the stock market

January 2005

Celebration of Ayn Rand's 100th birthday

February 2005

Richard W. Stevens

Civilian Disarmament and Genocide

March 2005

Michael Strong

Entrepreneurs: Engineers of World Prosperity

April 2005

Gary Hoover

Creating & Building Lasting Enterprises

May 2005

Jerome Huyler

author of "Locke in America: The Moral Philosophy of the Founding Era"

June 2005

Jacob Sullum

senior editor of "Reason" magazine

July 2005

Wendy McElroy

author of "Individualist Feminism of the Nineteenth Century"

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.

   

Celebrations of Ayn Rand's 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th and 105th birthdays

Memorial for John Perry, a NYC police officer & Junto attendee, lost on 9/11

Charles Adams

Dennis Ainsworth

Bruce Ames

June Arunga

George B.N. Ayittey

John Baden

Michael Balboa

Sallie Baliunas

Randy E. Barnett

Caroline Baum

Tom Bethell

Robert Bidinotto

Terry Blodgett

David Boaz

Donald J. Boudreaux

James Bovard

Bill Bradford

Barbara Branden

Harry Browne

David Ciocca

Tyler Cowen

Eugene R. Dattel

James DeLong

Francis X. Diebold

Tom DiLorenzo

Richard Ebeling

Marty Edelston

Ivan Eland

Marsha Familaro Enright

Richard Epstein

Harold Evans

Peter Ferrara

Thomas Fleming

Murray Franck

Judge Marvin Frankel

"Benjamin Franklin"

David Friedman

Jeffrey Friedman

Patri Friedman

Marshall Fritz

Michael Fumento

John Fund

Arthur E. Gandolfi

John Taylor Gatto

Scott Douglas Gerber

Henry Gifford

George Gilder

Mike Godwin

Bettina Bien Greaves

Gary Greenberg

Aubrey de Grey

Martin Gross

Dan Grossman

Thor Halvorssen

Milo Hamilton

Robin Hanson

Dean Hazel

Stephen Hicks

Robert Higgs

Jeremy Hildreth

Erica Holzer

Gary Hoover

Jacob G. Hornberger

Peter Huber

Edward L. Hudgins

Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

Jerome Huyler

Mitchell Jones

Stephen Kagann

Steve Keeley

David Kelley

Laurel Kenner

Saul Kent

Yasuhiko Genku Kimura

Thomas L. Knapp

Alan Charles Kors

Richard Kostelanetz

Lawrence Kudlow

Steven Landsburg

Sarah Lawrence

Pierre Lemieux

Jules Leopold

Peter Lewin

Marty Lewinter

Will Lewis

Carl Liedhom

Seth Lipsky

Felix Livingston

Herbert London

John R. Lott Jr.

Cathy Luchetti

Tibor Machan

Marisa Manley

Steve Mariotti

Stanley Mason

Megan McArdle

Bill McCarthy

John McCormack

John L. McCormack

Wendy McElroy

John McGinnis

Lawrence McQuillan

Gabriella Megyesi

Perry Metzger

Jeffrey Miron

Stephen Moore

Deroy Murdock

Robert Murphy

Charles Murray

Victor Niederhoffer

Walter Olson

Jane Orient

Roger Pilon

Virginia Postrel

Benjamin Powell

Jim Powell

Ronald Radosh

Douglas Rasmussen

Greg Rehmke

George Reisman

Kenneth Rendell

Adam Robinson

Arthur Robinson

Jim Rogers

Michael Rothschild

Candida Royalle

Linda Russell

Robert Schrade

Jack Schwartzman

Todd Seavey

Larry Sechrest

Hans F. Sennholz

Amity Shlaes

Tim Slagle

Susan Slyman

Fred L. Smith Jr.

David Ramsay Steele

Brett Steenbarger

Richard W. Stevens

Stephen Stigler

John Stossel

Michael Strong

Jacob Sullum

Alexander Tabarrok

Joan Kennedy Taylor

Peter Thiel

Frank Tipler

William Tucker

Jesse Walker

George Walsh

Peter Lamborn Wilson

Stephanie Winston

Jim Wynne