Archive | March, 2012

Molinari/C4SS/ALL Wild West Tour Dates

Seattle and Las Vegas

Next week I’m off to Las Vegas for the APEE (Harrah’s, 1-3 April), and then to Seattle for the Pacific APA (Westin, 4-7 April). Our sessions are as follows:

APEE, Monday, 2 April:

FMAC Session 1: 1:35-2:50 p.m. [M3.9, Parlor F]:
Topics in Free-Market Anti-Capitalism

chair: Sheldon Richman (The Freeman)

presenters:
Gary Chartier (La Sierra U.), “Fairness and Possession”
Darian Worden (Center for a Stateless Society), “State-Capitalist Plutocracy or Free-Market Progress: Which Way Will We Go?”
Roderick T. Long (Auburn U.), “Enforceability of Interest Under a Title-Transfer Theory of Contract”

commentator: Keith Taylor (U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
 
 
FMAC session 2: 4:15-5:30 p.m. [M5.11, Laughlin room]:
Explorations in Libertarian Class Theory

chair: Roderick T. Long (Auburn U.)

presenters:
Sheldon Richman (The Freeman), “Seeing Like a Ruling Class”
Steven Horwitz (St. Lawrence U.), “Punishing the Poor: The Redistributive Effects of Inflation”
Gary Chartier (La Sierra U.), “Jasay and Libertarian Class Theory”

commentator: David Friedman (Santa Clara U.)

Pacific APA, Saturday, 7 April:

Molinari Society, 7:00-10:00 p.m. (or so) [G9G, location TBA]:
Explorations in Philosophical Anarchy

presenters:
David M. Hart (Liberty Fund), “Bastiat’s Distinction Between Legal and Illegal Plunder”
Kurt Gerry (Independent Scholar), “On Political Obligation and the Nature of Law”

commentators:
Daniel Silvermint (U. Arizona)
Charles Johnson (Molinari Institute)
Roderick T. Long (Auburn U.)

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Hemlochaccino?

Socrates about to drink what he shouldn't

This Wednesday, March 28th, from 5:00 to 7:00, in the Gnu’s Room (the bookshop/coffeeshop at the corner of Gay & Samford, next to Amsterdam Café), the Philosophy Club will be staging a reenactment of Socrates’ last days and death, followed by philosophical discussion. (I’m one of the discussion leaders.) If you’re in the Auburn area, drop by. (Or jet in from Dubai if you prefer.)

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The Doctor’s List

Here’s the first trailer for series 7 (or 33, or arguably 34) of Doctor Who. As filming for the series is still in the early stages, most of the scenes come from just one episode, the Old West one recently filmed in Spain, though the dark indoor scenes with the Egyptian princess and the robot-looking things are presumably from a different episode, and I would guess that the scenes in the snow with the familiar face (well, part of a face; well, I say face …) are from yet a third episode:

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