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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
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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 or 2nd Thursday of each month at Colorado Technical University (4435 N. Chestnut St., Colorado Springs, CO 80907). We will meet in Room 256 for the first quarter of 2014: Jan. 9/Feb. 6/Mar. 6. The 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.
6:30-7:00pm Meet & Greet
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.)
- Why Are So Many Economists Confused About Obamacare’s Effects on Jobs? — by John C. Goodman: Research Fellow at The Independent Institute — last modified Mar 02, 2014 10:05 AM
- What’s wrong with the business economists? Have they forgotten everything they learned in Econ 101?
- PPEC Monthly Meeting: Changed to Thursday, March 13 Mar 06, 2014 12:00 AM — by Dr. Paul Prentice, Ph.D.
- Due to a scheduling conflict, the regular monthly meeting for March has been pushed back one week, to Thursday March 13.
- PPEC Monthly Meeting: Featuring Paul Prentice Mar 13, 2014 from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM — Colorado Technical University, Rm. 256, Chestnut St., Colorado Springs, CO 80907 , — by Dr. Paul Prentice, Ph.D.
- This is a dry-run for my upcoming lecture to the "2014 Interdisciplinary Conference on Teaching Capitalism: Classroom Instruction and Research", at the Ely Broad Graduate School of Management (Troy, MI)
- Richard Ebeling on Austrian Economics, Economic Freedom and the Trends of the Future — by Richard Ebeling: Senior fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington, Massachusetts and professor of economics at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. He has been a visiting professor at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut (2008-2009), served as the president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) from 2003 to 2008 and was the Ludwig von Mises Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College, in Michigan (1988-2003). — last modified Feb 17, 2014 12:30 PM
- Interview with the Daily Bell
- Concept of Government Control of Marketplace is Basically Flawed — by Paul Prentice: Associate Scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and Professor of Economics and Business at Colorado Technical University. — last modified Feb 17, 2014 12:21 PM
- EJ Dionne's recent Op-Ed piece, "Austrian economic school has led to gridlock in Washington" deserves a response.
- Austrian Economic School Has Led to Gridlock in Washington — by EJ Dionne: Opinion writer, Washington Post. — last modified Feb 14, 2014 09:30 AM
- One of my favorite moments during the 2012 Republican presidential contest came when Ron Paul, fresh from his strong showing in Iowa, triumphantly told his supporters: “We’re all Austrians now!”
- J.M. Keynes: The Damage Still Done By a Defunct Economist — by Richard Ebeling: Professor of Economics at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan and an Adjunct Scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. — last modified Feb 14, 2014 09:22 AM
- Seventy-eight years ago, on February 4, 1936, the British economist John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946) published what soon became his most famous work, The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money. Few books have, in so short a time, gained such wide influence and generated so destructive an impact on public policy. What Keynes succeeded in doing was to provide a rationale for what governments always like to do: spend other people's money and pander to special interests.
- Obama is wrong that raising minimum wage will fix income inequality — by Dr. Ben S. Carson: Professor emeritus of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University. — last modified Jan 31, 2014 12:16 PM
- Opportunity, not entitlements, is the path forward.
- Minimum Wage Laws Kill Jobs — by Steve H. Hanke: Cato Institute — last modified Jan 31, 2014 12:11 PM
- President Obama set the chattering classes abuzz after his unilateral announcement to raise the minimum wage for newly hired Federal contract workers.
- PPEC Monthly Meeting: Featuring David Oxenhandler Feb 06, 2014 from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM — Colorado Technical University, Rm. 256, Chestnut St., Colorado Springs, CO 80907 , — by Dr. Paul Prentice, Ph.D.
- David will be speaking on the state of the gold market, from the perspective of both the mining business and of an investor, "Are you worth your weight in Gold?".