What we're about
We get together to discuss readings, current events, and topics of interest. Many members attend without bothering with the reading, and still enjoy contributing to the conversation. That is just fine by us! The important part is that we can enjoy the company of like-minded people once in a while.
We usually meet once every other week, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at various locations, and once a month we have a barbecue, or movie night, or other less literary pursuit.
The Libertarian Book Club (http://www.libertarianbookclub.com/) blog is updated on an irregular basis. The blog will give you an idea of the stuff we talk about and it also has links to many of the books we have read.
Money, banking and Austrian economics
Freedom of speech
For a New Liberty by Murray Rothbard
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
Shakedown by Ezra Levant
The Ethics of Money Production by Jörg Guido Hülsmann
The Law by Frederic Bastiat
Defending the Undefendable by Walter Block
Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry
Against Intellectual Monopoly
The Ethics of Liberty
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
How We Choose Books
When we are close to finishing our current reading, we take time to discuss books that we might like to read, and there is usually one title that most of the members are interested in. That becomes the 'official' book, around which the meet ups are scheduled. However, there is no expectation that anyone will read anything they don't want to. As a result, meet ups are frequently enhanced by summations from participants who are reading different works. This has been working very well, so far.