Past Junto Events
American Enterprise Institute senior fellow.
Essays & videos: tiny.cc/CMurray
Research associate, Future of Humanity Institute Oxford, and associate professor economics George Mason University.
|December 3, 2015 – Oxford-style debate:
Michael Malice & Thomas Woods
“Alexander Hamilton was a hero for the cause of liberty.”
singer, songwriter from Japan: www.tiny.cc/singer
|October 1, 2015 – Oxford-style debate:
Richard A. Epstein & Michael Huemer
“A government that performs its fundamental functions is preferable to a system of anarcho-capitalism in which these functions are privatized.”
inventor of constructal law.
His background and awards: www.tiny.cc/aBejan.
He says this is the easiest explanation of constructal law: www.tiny.cc/Explain
Founder, The Atlas Society
Defense, security analyst AEI, www.tinyurl.com/oxtdmbb
VP for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute.
His blog post www.tiny.cc/Pre
|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.
University of Chicago economist,
his blog is “Supply and Demand (in that order)”:
Wall Street Journal editorial board member.
|March 5, 2015 – Debate: Nina Teicholz & John Mackey
“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.
|Benjamin W. Powell
Dir. Free Market Inst., Texas Tech U. & Sr. fellow Independent Inst.
Philosopher, novelist and radical for laissez-faire capitalism.
|Donald J. Boudreaux
Sr. fellow Mercatus Center & prof. econ, George Mason U. Chair. Globalization, trade, law, economics, antitrust.
George Mason U. prof. econ. He’s working on his next book The Case Against Education. He blogs at EconLog: www.tiny.cc/EconB
Yale Law prof. Info & Daily Show: www.bit.ly/Schuck
Adventurer, lecturer, school reformer & world traveller.
He went from Tierra del Fuego, So. America to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska,
19,019 miles, in 2,425 days…shot at, chased by a one-legged gaucho & traversed impassable Darien Gap.
www.bit.ly/GMeeganSeptember 4, 2014 – The Longest Walk: The record of our world’s first crossing of the entire Americas
The Junto moderator, the economics editor and books editor of the Barron’s weekly business magazine and author of Econospinning: How to read between the lines when the media manipulate the numbers: www.tiny.cc/EconoCover & feature stories on economic & social trends, book reviews.
Read his articles: tiny.cc/GeneEpstein
His most recent book is Average Is Over: Powering America beyond the age of the great stagnation.
Prof. econ. George Mason U. & Center for the Study of Public Choice, dir. Mercatus Center.
He’s spoken at Junto many times.
He writes daily for his blog Marginal Revolution: www.tiny.cc/MarRev.
His personal site has links to many articles about and by him:
Founder www.tiny.cc/NYheros, judges “Anthem” and “Fountainhead” essay contests for the Ayn Rand Institute, writes for The Objective Standard Blog: www.tiny.cc/Begley
NYU prof. econ. www.williameasterly.org
investment adviser Donald Smith & Co., Inc. is a deep-value manager
employing a strict bottom-up approach.
American Austrian School economist, U. prof., author of 20+ books.
Founder FreedomFest, largest free minds conf. freedomfest.com
|Dr. Keith Smith
Co-founder Surgery Center of OK, for-profit at fraction of traditional hospitals charge. SurgeryCenterOK.com
Pres. and CEO Game Show Network. Before that he was pres. Universal Television Group.
He created BOOKSTOP, sold to Barnes & Noble for $41.5 million.
He created Hoover’s, the world’s largest internet based enterprise info,
sold for $117 million. His bio: HooversWorld.com/gary-hoover
Columbia U. professor financial institutions. Task Force on Property Rights at Hoover Institute, co-directs Project on Financial Deregulation
at American Enterprise Institute.
His blog: tiny.cc/CCblog and his bio: tiny.cc/CCbio
Former businessman, U.S. congressman & budget director under Ronald Reagan.
|Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
Fox News senior judicial analyst. Lectures nationally on U.S. Constitution, rule of law, civil liberties in wartime & freedom. He had the Freedom Watch TV daily show on Fox News. His site: JudgeNap.com.
Founder NYC Junto. Two of his essays on deception at his site:
the first’s a theory of deception from biology & game theory: http://tiny.cc/VN & http://tiny.cc/VicN
Visit his site: DailySpeculations.com.
CEO Whole Foods Market.
He’s interviewed at: tiny.cc/interviewMackey.
|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: tiny.cc/ThompsonSchool
Editor in chief at Reason, the libertarian magazine of “Free Minds and Free Markets.” Read more about him at: tiny.cc/WelchReason
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
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 Middle East.”
Visit his page: tiny.cc/Eland
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
program director Economic Thinking, programs for high school, homeschool and college. Visit his site: tiny.cc/gRehmke
Libertarian Party Pres. GaryJohnson2012.com
writer and artist. He often attends Junto. He’s been a ontributing/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
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
author Classical liberal column
sr. fellow political economy, author Leviathan. Editor Independent Institute’s quarterly magazine Independent Review: tiny.cc/Higgs
Alex Epstein is an expert in energy and industrial policy. Read his essay “The Industrial Manifesto” at bit.ly/IndustrialM
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. iAmJohnGalt.com
| Tibor Machan
libertarian, teaches business ethics & philosophy at Chapman U.
Visit his site: tiny.cc/Tibor
|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.com
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
|Richard A. Epstein
A law professor New York University & U. Chicago.
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
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
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.