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Jeffrey Zax – Living Wage (September 22, 2016 @ 12:30 pm.)

September 21, 2016 at 1:40 pm
This session will be video recorded
From http://www.denverpost.com/2014/06/13/economists-remain-divided-on-minimum-wage-hikes/
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… Jeffrey Zax, Bhagat’s colleague in the CU-Boulder economics department, agrees that raising the minimum wage is bad economics. “Raising the minimum wage is the kind of cosmetic improvement that satisfies many of us who aren’t prepared to think very deeply about what it is we’re doing,” he said.
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More about Professor Zax: http://www.colorado.edu/Economics/Zax/

Daniel Baker – Space Weather; preparing for CMEs (September 1, 2016 @ 12:30 p.m.)

August 29, 2016 at 2:10 pm
This session will be video recorded.
From https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/flare-impacts.html#.V8SDMbHr1hE 
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.. coronal mass ejection or CME … solar explosions propel bursts of particles and electromagnetic fluctuations into Earth’s atmosphere. Those fluctuations could induce electric fluctuations at ground level that could blow out transformers in power grids. A CME’s particles can also collide with crucial electronics onboard a satellite and disrupt its systems.In an increasingly technological world, where almost everyone relies on cellphones, and GPS controls not just your in-car map system, but also airplane navigation and the extremely accurate clocks that govern financial transactions, space weather is a serious matter.But it is a problem the same way hurricanes are a problem. One can protect oneself with advance information and proper precautions.
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Russell Roberts – When All Economics Is Political (August 25, 2016 @ 12:30 p.m.)

August 22, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Dr. Roberts will be joining us by Skype. Please be on time

Russell Roberts is the John and Jean De Nault Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

Roberts hosts the weekly podcast EconTalk–hour-long conversations with authors, economists, and business leaders. Past guests include Milton Friedman, Nassim Taleb, Christopher Hitchens, Marc Andreessen, Joseph Stiglitz, and John Bogle. EconTalk was named podcast of the year in the 2008 Weblog Awards. Over 425 episodes are available at EconTalk.org and on iTunes at no charge.

Libertarian Party of Boulder County Annual Meeting – At Jim Remmert’s House (July 28, 2016 @ 11:30 a.m.)

July 5, 2016 at 8:53 am

LPBC Annual Meeting –  At Jim Remmert’s House (July 28, 2016 @ 11:30 a.m.)

As required by our bylaws, I am giving notice that our annual meeting, where we elect officers, will be held at
Jim Remmert’s house
3815 Lakebriar Drive
Boulder, Colorado 80304

All are invited. If you are a member of the LPBC as defined in our bylaws, then you get to run for office and vote for officers.

If you wish to put something on our agenda, please contact me at ralphs@dos32.com

 

Joy North – LP State Chair –  At Jim Remmert’s House (July 28, 2016 @ 12:30 p.m.)

Jay North will be our guest speaker.

Jim and his wife, Donna, will be providing food and drink.  PLEASE RSVP! ralphs@dos32.com.

Jim Remmert’s house
3815 Lakebriar Drive
Boulder, Colorado 80304

Tim O’Shea – Rocky Mountain Bad Science: How Misinformation and Magical Thinking Is Hurting Colorado (June 16, 2016 @ 12:30 p.m.)

June 12, 2016 at 10:48 am

From an email Tim send me
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Colorado: we’re known for our sunny skies, beautiful mountains, and active lifestyles. Everyone here eats granola, wears a flannel shirt, has a mountain bike, loves nature and is super healthy.

So who needs science?

From fad food diets and wonder herbs to energy healing and nexus knowledge, these days it seems everyone has the latest cure or technological marvel. But how do we tell the genuine from the junk? (Hint: one of the 4 things listed just now is completely made up.)

If you think you can’t be fooled, think again. The purveyors of pseudoscience are very skilled at presenting themselves as legitimate enterprises. Using 21st-century-sounding phrases such as “intuitive technology,” “clinical herbalism” and “neurotransmitter balancing,” they cloak themselves as real science to peddle their bogus methodologies.

While these entities are nothing new in Colorado, they have become more powerful and more dangerous, and we are starting to see the consequences of their influence. People are using superstition and magic to treat medical conditions, holding beliefs about biotechnologies that aren’t true, and ignoring scientific consensuses in favor of personal biases.

With fun and good humor, Tim O’Shea will take you through a checklist to spot the key red flags that reveal certain products and services as nonscientific. We’ll also discuss the increasingly negative impact these entities are having on public health, as well as the social and political implications of their lobbying the state legislature to get their dangerous ideologies passed into law.

Tim O’Shea is the founder and director of the Colorado Alliance for the Understanding of Science (CAUSe), a 501(c)3 educational organization dedicated to expanding, promoting and improving the public understanding of science in Colorado.
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Julie Gunlock – Alarmism (May 26, 2016 @ 12:30 p.m.)

May 19, 2016 at 8:48 am

Julie Gunlock is the Director,and Senior Fellow of the Independent Women’s Forum
Libertarian Lunch
Carelli’s
645 30th Street
Boulder 80303
303-938-9300
Independent Women’s Forum’s mission is to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free markets and personal liberty. Sister organization of Independent Women’s Voice.
See more at:
http://www.iwf.org/#sthash.tKtobK7Q.dpuf

Ms. Gunlock wrote to me
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I’ll be speaking about the cycle of alarmism and how that leads to more and more onerous regulations on industry and individual choices.
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Charley Cropley – Naturopathic Medicine (February 18, 2016 @ 12:30 p.m.)

February 16, 2016 at 8:07 am

From an email Charley Cropley sent me
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I will explain briefly the philosophy and practices of Naturopathic Medicine and then describe our plans to open Boulder Center for Integral Naturopathic Medicine.  Including our plans for community funding and governance.
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Steve Kerbel – Libertarian Candidate for POTUS (February 11, 2016 @ 12:30 p.m.)

February 7, 2016 at 4:54 pm

Steve Kerbel is a Colorado Springs businessman who has worked in the insurance industry for decades. Mr. Kerbel is now seeking the Libertarian Nomination for President and is leading by double digits in every Straw Poll that has been widely distributed.

John Caldara: February 4, 2016 @ 12:30 p.m.

January 29, 2016 at 5:16 pm

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Jon on his TV show, Devil’s Advocate

If you don’t know Jon Caldera, you should.  He’s, perhaps, the most effective promoter of liberty in Colorado.

From http://www.i2i.org/joncaldara.php
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Jon Caldara hates bullies. He has dedicated his professional life to stop bullies who use the coercive power of government to take from others and force their values on those who don’t share them.
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and more from http://www.i2i.org/joncaldara.php
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Jon Caldara is the President of the Independence Institute, Colorado’s free-market think tank in Denver, Colorado. He also hosts radio talk programs on 630 KHOW and 850 KOA. His current affairs television program, Devil’s Advocate with Jon Caldara, airs on Colorado Public Television Channel 12, Friday nights at 8:30.
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He’s truly a wonderful speaker.

I expect a large turnout.  Come early.

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