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Welcome to the Pikes Peak Economics Club Web Site

by Dr. Paul Prentice, Ph.D. last modified Jun 06, 2014 12:27 PM
The Pikes Peak Economics Club (PPEC) was formed in 2004. Our mission is educational: to promote economic and civic literacy regarding free markets, private property rights, and limited government. It is our contention that you cannot have a controlled economy and maintain a free society.

PPEC Mission Quotes

"To educate a man is to unfit him to be a slave." - Frederick Douglass

"To be controlled in our economic pursuits means to be controlled in everything." – F.A. Hayek.

"[T]he burden of government is not measured by how much it taxes, but by how much it spends." -- Milton Friedman

PPEC email subscription

There are no formal PPEC members. Meetings and emails are open to the general public. Click here to request to be added to the PPEC email list, which will keep you informed of activities, articles of interest, and related events.

Donations

Please bring $3-5 to each meeting as a club contribution to cover expenses. Or, bring a check in an amount you think is fair. Or, mail your contribution to PPEC, P.O. Box 10017, Colorado Springs, CO 80932. Contributions cover all events, website maintenance, library rental, handouts and sundries.

Meetings

For 2014, we will usually hold our meetings on the 1st Thursday of each month at Colorado Technical University (4435 N. Chestnut St., Colorado Springs, CO 80907). The day and room number may vary so check the monthly calendar for details of a particular meeting. Special meetings are occasionally held on other days and at other venues to accommodate special guest speakers.

Meeting Itinerary

6:30-7:00pm Meet & Greet

7:00-8:00pm Presentation

8:00-8:30pm Questions & Answers

8:30 pm Adjourn

Streaming and archived video of events (under construction)

Free People Free Markets

A three-part seminar presented at the PPEC meetings on an occasional basis by Dr. Paul Prentice:

Part I: The Moral Foundations of Capitalism powerpoint

Part II: The Progressivism Threat to Free Markets powerpoint

Part III: How the Federal Reserve Monetary System Destroys Liberty powerpoint

(Site admin, RiverRat:  This is a great lecture series explaining how people's economic and personal freedoms are intertwined and inseparable.)

Monthly Meeting of the Pikes Peak Economics Club: "Debased Currency, Debased Culture: How the Federal Reserve Destroys Liberty" Jul 03, 2014 from 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM Colorado Technical University, Rm. 113, 4435 N. Chestnut St., Colorado Springs, CO 80907, by Dr. Paul Prentice, Ph.D.
Featuring PPEC President Paul Prentice. Based on an original lecture to the Ludwig von Mises Institute.
Why the Cost of Government Is Higher Than You Think by Gary M. Galles: Professor of economics at Pepperdine University. He is the author of "The Apostle of Peace: The Radical Mind of Leonard Read", and of "Faulty Premises, Faulty Policies". — last modified May 29, 2014 08:20 PM
“Look what I did for you!” When our children were small, my wife and I got many gifts from them accompanied with those words (including most of our refrigerator art and many things that still adorn our Christmas trees), in search of approval and encouragement.
Monthly Meeting of the Pikes Peak Economics Club: "Money for Nothing: Behind the Federal Reserve" Jun 05, 2014 from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM Colorado Technical University, Rm. 264, 4435 N. Chestnut St., Colorado Springs, CO 80907, by Dr. Paul Prentice, Ph.D.
We will show, and discuss, the new movie "Money for Nothing: Behind the Federal Reserve"
How Consumers Rule In a Free Economy by Christopher Westley: Associated scholar at the Mises Institute. He teaches in the College of Commerce and Business Administration at Jacksonville State University. — last modified May 12, 2014 09:31 PM
One of my favorite economists in the history of economic thought is the great Austrian, Carl Menger (1840-1921). While the mainstream of the economics profession acknowledges Menger’s place due to his contribution to the Marginalist Revolution in the 1870s, it otherwise ignores him because his theoretical framework does not lend itself to policy prescriptions.
Thomas Piketty’s Improbable Data by Hunter Lewis (writing for Mises.org): Author of nine books, including two new books, "Free Prices Now!" and "Crony Capitalism in America: 2008-2012". Lewis is cofounder of Against Crony Capitalism.org as well as co-founder and former CEO of Cambridge Associates, a global investment firm. — last modified May 02, 2014 09:04 AM
Keynes’s keynote book, The General Theory, is loaded with economic theory. There are only two pages of data in that book, and Keynes dismisses the scant data he cites as “improbable.” By contrast, Piketty’s new book, Capital in the Twenty-first Century, is stuffed with data.
Monthly Meeting of the Pikes Peak Economics Club: Featuring Jim Berger May 01, 2014 from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM Colorado Technical University, Rm. 264, 4435 N. Chestnut St., Colorado Springs, CO 80907, by Dr. Paul Prentice, Ph.D.
"Mysteries of Money and Banking"
Monthly Meeting of the Pikes Peak Economics Club: Featuring Jim Berger May 01, 2014 from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM Colorado Technical University, Rm. 264, 4435 N. Chestnut St., Colorado Springs, CO 80907, by Dr. Paul Prentice, Ph.D.
"Mysteries of Money and Banking"
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture: An Economic Perspective", by Paul Prentice May 12, 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM Cheyenne Mountain Resort and Conference Center, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, by Dr. Paul Prentice, Ph.D.
Presented by the Bastiat Society of Colorado Springs. Hosted by the Woodford Foundation for Limited Government.
"The U.S. National Debt: Boon, Burden, or Banality?", by Richard Salisman May 03, 2014 from 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM 95a Bistro & Sushi, 1381 Forest Part Cir., Lafayette, CO 80026, by Dr. Paul Prentice, Ph.D.
Should you care about the US national debt? Does it or will it affect you or your loved ones?
The World's Resources Aren't Running Out by Matt Ridley: Author of "The Rational Optimist", and a member of the British House of Lords. — last modified Apr 27, 2014 12:32 PM
Ecologists worry that the world's resources come in fixed amounts that will run out, but we have broken through such limits again and again
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