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TUE Sept 3 - TVOAR Chapter 1 The Role of Philosophy

WHEN:

TUESDAY, September 3, 2013 6:30 PM Arrival Time

TOPIC:

The Vision of Ayn Rand

The Basic Principles of Objectivism NBI Lecture Series

by Nathaniel Branden

DISCUSSION LEADER:

Jackie Hazelton

READINGS:

Chapter 1, The Role of Philosophy

Pages 1-35

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: by Jackie Hazelton

1. Did the chapter contain anything surprising or that you didn’t know?

2. Was there anything you didn’t understand or had a question about?

3. Was there anything you thought was incorrect?

4. What did you think of Branden’s summary of the essentials of the Objectivist philosophy in (a) through (g).  Is there anything you would add?  Leave out?  Say differently? (pages 1-2)

5. Do you agree that reason/rationality is the key element of Objectivism?  Is it the key element for you?  If not, what is? (page 2)

6. Does it seem odd that Esthetics is included as one of the 5 basic branches of philosophy and Science is not?  Do we reason about Esthetics? (pages 3-4)

7. About those 5 basic branches of philosophy handed down from the Greeks, do you think we should continue to organize philosophy this way? Does the knowledge gained in the last 2,000 years all fit into this framework? (pages 3-5)

8. What is your impression of the story of the couple who broke up after an argument?  Is it realistic?  (pages 7-9)

9. Why was so much historical background included? Was it useful? (pages 10-25)

10. Branden says that the slogan of the Renaissance was “The right to see.”  If Objectivism had a slogan, what would it be? (page 18)

11. If reason and freedom is so obviously better, as Objectivism says, why does, “The Platonist and irrationalist trend always keep growing…”  Is there something that Objectivism is not accounting for? (page 20)

12. Branden states, “This culture is bankrupt.”  That was 55 years ago.  What is the state today?  Better or worse? (page 25)

13. Rand often defines words differently from the norm.  Is there anything unusual about Rand’s use of “objective” and “subjective”.  (page 31)

14. Do you agree that people hold a subjectivist view subconsciously, “by implication, be default, by lack of knowledge and, quite frequently, by evading the issue”? Can you think of other reasons?  (page 32)

15. What are your thoughts on the subjectivist quotations.  Do you agree that they all mean and imply that there is no firm, absolute reality?  (page 32)

“This may be true for you, but it is not true for me.”

“Everything is a matter of opinion, and one man’s opinion is as good as another.”

“You may be right, but I don’t feel it.”

“Wishing will make it so.”

“All our differences are a matter of semantics.”

“It will work, if people only want it to work.”

16. Are we to understand that Rand thinks everything can be objective and nothing is, or should be, subjective or that the subjective is not important or valid?

17. How does truth interact with consciousness and with time?  (page 33)

18. Do you agree with Branden’s statement that, “It is logical that subjectivism does and has to lead, on a social level, to dictatorship”? Is it un-objective to want and exert power over other men?  (page 34)

19. On page 3, Branden states that the purpose of this course is to “…organize our knowledge of the subject into an integrated structure, so that we can see how the various concepts interrelate, what conclusions proceed from what premises, and what constitutes the proof of our various principles.”  How was this accomplished in this chapter?

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SAT Mar 16 - Flex Your Rights

WHEN:
SATURDAY, March 16, 2013 7:00 PM Arrival Time

TOPIC:
Flex Your Rights
Talk by Michael Kielsky, Counselor & Attorney at Law at Kielsky Rike PLLC

DESCRIPTION:

Kielsky will give a brief overview of the right to remain silent when questioned by police (video and presentation), with a focus on explaining why the exercise of that right is critical and the failure to do so may do irrevocable harm with no corresponding benefit, followed by brief discussion of Objectivist principles that may apply and a contrast to contrary examples from Ayn Rand’s literature.

Some quotes from the Ayn Rand Lexicon for the discussion.

Today, when a concerted effort is made to obliterate this point, it cannot be repeated too often that the Constitution is a limitation on the government, not on private individuals—that it does not prescribe the conduct of private individuals, only the conduct of the government—that it is not a charter for government power, but a charter of the citizens’ protection against the government. “The Nature of Government,” The Virtue of Selfishness, 114, quoted in the Ayn Rand Lexicon (The Ayn Rand Library Vol. IV), p.101.

Ours was the first government based on and strictly limited by a written document—the Constitution—which specifically forbids it to violate individual rights or to act on whim. The history of the atrocities perpetrated by all the other kinds of governments—unrestricted governments acting on unprovable assumptions—demonstrates the value and validity of the original political theory on which this country was built. “Censorship: Local and Express,” Philosophy: Who Needs It, 181, quoted in the Ayn Rand Lexicon (The Ayn Rand Library Vol. IV), p.101.

Man holds these rights, not from the Collective nor for the Collective, but against the Collective—as a barrier which the Collective cannot cross; . . . these rights are man’s protection against all other men. “Textbook of Americanism,” The Ayn Rand Column, 83, quoted in the Ayn Rand Lexicon (The Ayn Rand Library Vol. IV), p. 213.

The end does not justify the means. No one’s rights can be secured by the violation of the rights of others. “The Cashing-In: The Student ‘Rebellion,’” Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, 256, quoted in the Ayn Rand Lexicon (The Ayn Rand Library Vol. IV), p. 216.

The rights of the accused are not a primary—they are a consequence derived from a man’s inalienable, individual rights. A consequence cannot survive the destruction of the cause. What good will it do you to be protected in the rare emergency of a false arrest, if you are treated as the rightless subject of an unlimited government in your daily life? “Moral Inflation,” ARI III, 13, 4, quoted in the Ayn Rand Lexicon (The Ayn Rand Library Vol. IV), p. 423.

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SUN Nov 4 - The Problem of Political Authority

WHEN:
SUNDAY, November 4, 2012 7:00 PM Arrival Time

TOPIC:
Profesor Michael Huemer, in person, speaks on his new book
The Problem of Political Authority

ABSTRACT:
Modern states commonly deploy coercion in a wide array of circumstances in which the resort to force would clearly be wrong for any private agent.  What entitles the state to behave in this manner?  And why should citizens obey its commands?  This book examines theories of political authority, from the social contract theory, to theories of democratic authorization, to fairness- and consequence-based theories.Ultimately, not theory of authority succeeds, and thus no government has the kind of authority often ascribed to governments.

The author goes on to discuss how voluntary and competitive institutions could provide the central goods for the sake of which the state is often deemed necessary, including law, protection from private criminals, and national security.  An orderly and livable society thus does not require acquiescence in the illusion of political authority.

BIO:
http://www.colorado.edu/philosophy/fac_huemer.shtml
Michael Huemer (PhD, Rutgers, 1998) is a professor at Colorado University-Boulder.  He came to CU-Boulder in 1998 and works mainly in epistemology, ethics, and metaethics.

Professor Huemer has written on such topics as philosophical skepticism, the problem of induction, ethical intuitionism (which he spoke about to AO), free will, and deontological ethic, among others.

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TUE Sept 6 - Explore Atlas Shrugged Session 19

WHEN:
TUESDAY, September 6, 2011 7:00 PM Arrival Time

TOPIC:
Explore Atlas Shrugged Session 19
Podcasts and  discussion questions on Ayn Rand’s epic novel Atlas Shrugged
We will discuss the questions.

READINGS:
Atlas Shrugged, Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8: The Egoist
Or:
Pages 1070-1125 in the larger Hardcover or Softcover
Pages 993-1035 in the smaller Mass Market Paperback

AUTHOR:
http://www.exploreaynrand.com/1957/
These discussion questions and podcast were prepared by Diana Hsieh for
ExploreAtlasShrugged.com for people interested in creating their own Atlas
Shrugged Reading Groups, as well as for anyone wishing to study the novel in
more depth. They may be freely used for the study and discussion of Atlas
Shrugged, provided that this paragraph remains intact in any reproduction.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
The listed page numbers are for the larger edition, softcover or hardback.

Part 3, Chapter 8: The Egoist
Section 1 (1070-1076)
- What is the initial reaction of the looters to the broadcast before Dagny speaks?  (1070-2)  What does she say to them?  (1072-4)  How do they react?  What does she learn about them? (1073-6)

Section 2 (1076-1078)
- Why does Eddie say that he wouldn’t turn John Galt over to the looters to save the railroad?  What does that say about his loyalties?  (1078)
- Why doesn’t Dagny go on strike after hearing Galt’s speech?  What does she hope to gain by remaining in the world?  What does Eddie understand that she does not? (1078)

Section 3 (1078-1086)
- How does the government respond to Galt’s radio speech?  What do ordinary people think and do?  What does that show? (1078-84)
- What does Mr. Thompson say he wants in his meeting with Dagny?  What are his true motives?  How does he manipulate her?  (1084-6)

Section 4 (1086-1096)
- Why does Dagny decide to seek out John Galt?  What risk is she taking?  Why is she willing to take it?  (1086-9)
- Why must Dagny take the looters’ side when Galt is captured by them?  (1090-2)  Is such deception moral? Why would Galt kill himself if the looters tortured Dagny?  (1091)
- How does Galt’s apartment — the laboratory versus the garrett — represent the either-or choice confronting the world?  (1092-3) - What do the government representatives demand of John Galt? What is his response? (1095-6)

Section 5 (1097-1105)
- What does Mr. Thompson offer Galt?  Why does Galt reject all of these offers?  What kind of deal would Galt consider?  (1098-1104)
- Why doesn’t Galt take power and then attempt to outsmart the looters?  What would the results of that be?  (1104)

Section 6 (1105-1119)
- Why don’t any of the looters want to talk to John Galt?  How do their different reasons reveal their characters?  (1106-8) Why does Dagny refuse to speak to Galt?  (1108-9)
- What does Dagny think of the looters now?  What does she think about the world?  What does she think about her work?  Why doesn’t she go on strike yet?  (1108-11)
- What is Jim Taggart’s response to John Galt?  How is it distinctive?  (1111-3)
- What is Galt’s reaction to the Chick Morrison’s pleas for pity for the weak and to Floyd Ferris’ threats of mass murder?  Is he right to respond as he does?  (1113-4)
- Why does Eddie volunteer to go to San Francisco?  What does he think Dagny will do in the meantime?  What does Dagny offer him?  Why does he refuse?  Why can’t he start over?  (1116)
- What happens to Dr. Stadler as he prepares to meet and then speaks to Galt?  Why is the meeting so traumatic for him?  What is the significance of what he says, including the change as speaks?  (1116-9)

Section 7 (1119-1125)
- Why are the looters willing to risk a public appearance by John Galt?  (1119-25)
- What does Dagny experience at the banquet unveiling the John Galt Plan?  What does she come to understand about the looters — and why?  What has she decided?  (1121-1124)

Whole Chapter
- What is the significance of the title of this chapter?

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TUES Mar 1 - Explore Atlas Shrugged Session 14

WHEN:
TUESDAY, March 1, 2011 7:00 to 7:30 PM Arrival Time

TOPIC:
Explore Atlas Shrugged Session 14
Podcasts and  discussion questions on Ayn Rand’s epic novel Atlas Shrugged
We will discuss the questions.

READINGS:

Atlas Shrugged, Part 3, Chapter 3Part 3, Chapter 3: Anti-Greed
Or:

Pages 816-863 in the larger Hardcover or SoftcoverPages 758-802 in the smaller Mass Market Paperback


AUTHOR:
http://www.exploreaynrand.com/1957/
These discussion questions and podcast were prepared by Diana Hsieh for
ExploreAtlasShrugged.com for people interested in creating their own Atlas
Shrugged Reading Groups, as well as for anyone wishing to study the novel in
more depth. They may be freely used for the study and discussion of Atlas
Shrugged, provided that this paragraph remains intact in any reproduction.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
The listed page numbers are for the larger edition, softcover or hardback.
Part 3, Chapter 3: Anti-Greed
Section 1 (816-831)
- How does Dr. Ferris manage and manipulate Dr. Stadler at the unveiling of Project X?  How — and why — does Ferris treat Stadler as he does? (816-31)
- What choices does Dr. Stadler face during the unveiling of Project X? Why does he choose as he does? What is his final choice? (816-31)
- What is so evil about Dr. Stadler’s endorsement of Project X? How will his endorsement affect other people? How will it affect him? (816-31)

Section 2 (831-850)
- What is so striking to Dagny about the world on her return to it?  How does the contrast with the valley make her see the world in a new light?  (831-3)
- What does Dagny tell Eddie about her absence? What is Eddie’s state of mind now? (836-8)
- What is the Railroad Unification Plan?  How does it function?  What are its effects?  What does it show Dagny about the looters?  (840-3)
- What is Jim Taggart’s response to Dagny’s return? What is his view of and approach to the problems of Taggart Transcontinental? (839-46)
- How does Lillian attempt to blackmail Dagny into appearing on Bertram Scudder’s radio program?  What does Lillian reveal about her views and motives in the process? (847-50)

Section 3 (850-863)
- What does Dagny say on Bertram Scudder’s radio program? How does it undermine the government and its supporters? (851-4)
- Why is Dagny conflicted about what she says on the radio?  Why is she not concerned about her reputation as a woman?  What is her consolation? (851-4)
- What does Hank Rearden say to Dagny on her return to the apartment?  What is its meaning and importance?  What has Rearden learned since the night that their affair began?  (856-61)
- What is Hank Rearden’s attitude toward Dagny’s final choice of John Galt?  Is he right to be so calm and happy? (860-1)

Whole Chapter

- What is the significance of the title of this chapter?


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TUES May 4 - Explore Atlas Shrugged Session 5

WHEN:
TUESDAY, May 4, 2010 7:00 PM

TOPIC:
Explore Atlas Shrugged  Session 5
Podcasts and  discussion questions on Ayn Rand’s epic novel Atlas Shrugged
We will discuss the questions.

READINGS:
Atlas Shrugged, Part 1, Chapters 9 - 10 (Part A)
Part 1: Chapter 9: The Sacred and the Profane
Part 1: Chapter 10: Wyatt’s Torch (Sections 1-4)
Or:
Pages 253-309 in the larger Hardcover or Softcover
Pages 241-294 in the smaller Mass Market Paperback

AUTHOR:
http://www.exploreaynrand.com/1957/
These discussion questions and podcast were prepared by Diana Hsieh for
ExploreAtlasShrugged.com for people interested in creating their own Atlas
Shrugged Reading Groups, as well as for anyone wishing to study the novel in
more depth. They may be freely used for the study and discussion of Atlas
Shrugged, provided that this paragraph remains intact in any reproduction.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
The listed page numbers are for the larger edition, softcover or hardback.

Part 1: Chapter 9: The Sacred and the Profane
Section 1: 253-56
- Why does Hank say what he says to Dagny the morning after their first night
together? Why does Dagny’s reaction change as she listens to him? Why does
she says what she says in response? (254-6)

Section 2: 256-67
- What kind of person is Cherryl Brooks? How and why does Cherryl
misunderstand Jim Taggart’s character? What does she think of what he says?
Why doesn’t she see the truth about him? (257-67)

Section 3: 267-9
- Why is Hank Rearden so tortured by the fact of Dagny’s past lover? What does
that tell her (and us) about him? Why won’t she tell Rearden the identity of
her prior lover? (268-9)

Section 4: 269-73
- What does Mr. Mowen reveal about his character in conversation with the
worker (Owen Kellogg)? Are Mr. Mowen’s views coherent or contradictory? How
so? (270-3)

Section 5: 273-9
- Why does Hank presume that his invitation to speak at the National Council
of Metal Industries is a peace offering? (275) How is he wrong? Why does
Dagny think him (too) generous? (274-6)
- How and why is Hank optimistic about the future? Why does he think the
Equalization of Opportunity Bill will not exist in three years? Is he right
(at that time) to be so optimistic? (277)
- Why does Hank want Dagny to go on a vacation with him? Why does he want her
to wear the bracelet of Rearden Metal? How has his attitude changed since
their first night together? Why would anyone guessing their affair be worse
for him than for her? (278-9)

Section 6: 279-91
- How is Starnesville in worse shape than other towns Hank and Dagny have
seen? Why is it so alarming? (281, 283-6)
- Why is Dagny so excited to discover the motor? What disturbs Hank about the
discovery? What is the importance of the creation of the motor and the
significance of it being abandoned? (287-90)

Whole Chapter
- What is the significance of the title of this chapter?

Part 1: Chapter 10: Wyatt’s Torch
Section 1: 292-4
- How and why did the 20th Century Motors die such an ignoble death? (292-3)

Section 2: 294-8
- How and why does Dagny respond as she does to the claim by Mayor Bascom that
she is not Hank’s wife? How and why does Hank respond as he does? What is it
about Mayor Bascom’s explanation that resembles Hank’s own views? (296-7)

Section 3: 298-301
- How has Dagny protected Jim from the consequences of his Anti-Dog-Eat-Dog
Rule? Did she see that so clearly at the time? Why does she feel a chill on
thinking that self-interest is not Jim’s motive? What is the alternative?
(300)

Section 4: 301-9
- What kinds of shady actions must Rearden take to save his mills? Are those
actions moral, even though illegal? How and why do government controls make
criminals of honest men? (302)
- What does Lillian reveal about herself and her values in her conversation
with Rearden? How does Rearden give Lillian more credit than she deserves?
What does she deserve? What are her motives? (304-9)
- Why does Lillian think that Rearden has an obligation to make her happy? Is
that a reasonable expectation? Is it a common expectation? Should Hank oblige
her? (307)

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TUES Jan 5 - Explore Atlas Shrugged Session 1

WHEN:
TUESDAY, January 5, 2010 7:00 PM

TOPIC:
Explore Atlas Shrugged  Session 1
Podcasts and  discussion questions on Ayn Rand’s epic novel Atlas Shrugged
We will discuss the questions and listen to the podcast.

READINGS:
Atlas Shrugged, Part 1, Chapters 1-3
Part 1: Chapter 1: The Theme
Part 1: Chapter 2: The Chain
Part 1: Chapter 3: The Top and the Bottom
Or:
Pages 1-63 in the larger Hardcover or Softcover
Pages 9-67 in the smaller Mass Market Paperback

AUTHOR:
http://www.exploreaynrand.com/1957/
These discussion questions and podcast were prepared by Diana Hsieh for
ExploreAtlasShrugged.com for people interested in creating their own Atlas
Shrugged Reading Groups, as well as for anyone wishing to study the novel in
more depth. They may be freely used for the study and discussion of Atlas
Shrugged, provided that this paragraph remains intact in any reproduction.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
(Extra questions are marked with a dash.) The listed page numbers are for the
larger edition, softcover or hardback.

Section 1 (3-12)

What is the state of the world? What is Eddie Willers’ response to it? How is
that world similar to and different from the world of today? (3-6, 11-12)

- What is the meaning of the oak tree? Why does Eddie remember it as he walks
through the city? (5)

As children, how do Eddie and Dagny differ in their understanding of “the best
within us”? What is Eddie’s view of morality? (6)

- What is Eddie’s view of Ellis Wyatt? Why doesn’t Jim share that view? Who is
right? (9-10)

What are Jim’s methods of dealing with problems on the railroad? How is
Eddie’s approach different? How do those differences reflect each person’s
moral character? (7-11)

Section 2 (12-17)

How does Dagny’s response to the stalled train differ from that of the crew?
What qualities of character does she reveal? What does that suggest about the
state of Taggart Transcontinental — and the wider culture? (15-7)
- What is Dagny’s attitude toward her emotions? Is that right or wrong? (13,
17)

Section 3 (17-18)

What is Dagny’s emotional response on entering the Taggart terminal? What does
she feel about her work? Is that unusual? Is that good? Why or why not?
Section 4 (18-26)

Why doesn’t Jim want to buy rail from Hank Rearden, particularly not rail made
of Rearden Metal? How does he attempt to prevent Dagny from doing so? Why –
and how — does Dagny insist on doing so? Who is right — and why? (18-24)
Whole Chapter

What is the significance of the title of this chapter?

Part 1, Chapter 2: The Chain

Section 1 (27-43)

Is the pouring of the first heat of Rearden Metal an accomplishment worthy of
notice and esteem? Why don’t most people notice and esteem it? How does
Rearden respond to the worker who does? How is that response unusual for
Rearden? (27-32)

When Rearden returns home after pouring his first heat of Rearden Metal, what
does he want from his family? How do they treat him? Why? How does he respond
to them? Why? (29-43)

Why does Hank Rearden offer his brother Philip the donation for Friends of
Global Progress? How does Philip respond — and why? Was offering the
donation a mistake on Hank’s part? Why? (41-3)

Does Hank have an obligation to support his family? Should he share his wealth
with them? Does he owe them affection or attention? Why or why not? (29-43)

Whole Chapter

What is the significance of the title of this chapter?

Part 1, Chapter 3: The Top and the Bottom

Section 1 (44-50)

What is the deal that James Taggart and Orren Boyle make? Why don’t they they
speak of it openly — and what moral claims do they use to conceal it?
(44-50)

Are the four men at the meeting — James Taggart, Orren Boyle, Wesley Mouch,
and Paul Larkin — defenders of capitalism? Why or why not? (44-50)
Section 2 (50-62)

What is the basic history of the San Sebastian Line? Why was Dagny opposed to
it? How did Jim convince the Board of Directors to approve it? Why did Dagny
build it?

How is Dagny now protecting Taggart Transcontinental from the San Sebastian
Line? Why does she fear its nationalization? (54-8)

What is the basic story of Nat Taggart? Why does Dagny feel reverence for him?
Why does she regret that he is an ancestor? (59-60)
Section 3 (62-63)

What information about himself, Dagny, and the railroad does Eddie reveal to
the railroad worker? (62-3)

Whole Chapter

What is the significance of the title of this chapter?

WHERE:
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TUES Dec 1 - Ten Philosophical Mistakes: Modern Science and Ancient Wisdom

NOTE: Meeting times for both Tuesday and Saturday will now be 7 PM.

WHEN:
TUESDAY, December 1, 2009 7:00 PM

TOPIC:
Ten Philosophical Mistakes
by Mortimer J. Adler
Epilogue Modern Science and Ancient Wisdom

LEADER:
Jackie Hazelton

DESCRIPTION:
Ten Philosophical Mistakes is about basic errors in modern thought-how they
came about, their consequences, and how to avoid them.  We will review the
mistakes and wrap up the book.

We will also discuss what work to use for our Tuesday discussions next year.

WHERE:
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QUESTIONS:
Jackie Hazelton
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TUES Nov 3 - Ten Philosophical Mistakes: Human Existence

WHEN:
TUESDAY, November 3, 2009 6:30 PM

TOPIC:
Ten Philosophical Mistakes
by Mortimer J. Adler
Chapter 10 Human Existence

LEADER:
Jackie Hazelton

DESCRIPTION:
Ten Philosophical Mistakes is about basic errors in modern thought-how they
came about, their consequences, and how to avoid them.  Each month, we will
discuss one of the ten mistakes, what it is and how it relates to
Objectivism.  Does Objectivism make the mistake or solve the mistake?
The leader summarizes the chapter and leads the discussion.

WHERE:
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QUESTIONS:
Jackie Hazelton
(w) 480-693-8707 (h) 480-921-1156
(e) AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net
Jim Kirk
(e) JAMTKIRK_at_aol_dot_com

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SAT Oct 17 - Future Markets: The Shape of Things to Come

WHEN:
SATURDAY, October 17, 2009 7:00 PM

TOPIC:
Future Markets:  The Shape of Things to Come
Talk by Joan Foltz

DESCRIPTION:
Joan will give a presentation that she presented at the World Future
Society Conference in Chicago, July 2009.

This session will take a systematic look at what happened in the market
over the past year (what wasn’t reported), where we are at now, and what
forces are driving the future trajectory.  Brief scenarios will explore
trends, cycles, disruptions, and regulations that we can anticipate to
create shifts in the global market trajectory and what factors can
counterbalance those trends.  An updated assessment of the emerging
regions of the world will highlight potential risks, opportunities and
the strength of their long-term development.

The presentation will provide material on social and geopolitical forces
lurking on the horizon that will shape the future of the global economic
markets.  A discussion will follow for objectivists to express their
views on how the globalization and interconnectivity of the financial
system impacts the governance and political powers of domestic economic
policies.

BIO:
Joan Foltz, economic futurist and principal of Alsek Research,
specializes in mapping the globalization of the market system as a
driver in the development of the World System. Also, publisher of Edgy
Economics, a newsletter that identifies the leading forces that
influence current market behavior and weigh on future structure.

WHERE:
Jackie & Lyman Hazelton’s Home
2153 E. Alameda Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282
480-921-1156
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QUESTIONS:
Jackie Hazelton
(w) 480-693-8707 (h) 480-921-1156
(e) AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net
Jim Kirk
(e) JAMTKIRK_at_aol_dot_com

RSVP:
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Call Jackie Hazelton at 480-921-1156

BRING:
Snacks or beverage to share or a monetary donation.

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