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Welcome to the Pikes Peak Economics Club Web Site

by Dr. Paul Prentice, Ph.D. last modified Nov 03, 2014 10:06 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.


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.


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

6:30-7:00 pm; Meet & Greet

7:00-8:00 pm; Presentation

8:00-8:30 pm; Questions & Answers

8:30 pm; Adjourn

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.)

Principles of Liberty Dec 20, 2014 from 12:00 AM to 04:30 PM Pikes Peak Library District Library, Room 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920, by Dr. Paul Prentice, Ph.D.
Rich Bratten is bringing this class to Colorado Springs
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