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Monday Night Freethought

Let's meet again to think and speak about topics that you might not have the opportunity to discuss anywhere else.  As usual, we will talk about whatever we want.  Eat if you want, think, and be merry.

May 5th Update: I want to experiment with an altered format for this meetup.  To ensure that everyone has an opportunity to talk and to be heard on topics that are meaningful to them, I would like to give each attendee the option of talking about anything the person desires to the group for up to 5 minutes without interruption or commentary from other group members.  After everyone has been given the option to speak, we can resume our usual freewheeling discussion format.


Topics from our previous meetup on April 14th:

the origin of corporations
Jim Jones - "Drinking the Kool-Aid"
taking advantage of someone - fair (mutually beneficial) vs. unfair (beneficial only for one side)
"too big to fail" corporations shielded from market forces
being economical (future-minded) vs. being political (expediency-minded)
Henry Hazlitt - Economics in One Lesson
random guessing vs. educated guessing and economics
instant runoff voting
blowing up the system in a nonviolent way
Michael Milken, Enron, and greed
the difference between greed and ambition; greed - wanting something more than what someone else wants you to have
paying for time vs. paying for output

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