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Reason Speakeasy: Jennifer Burns


Reason Speakeasy: Jennifer Burns

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December 12, 2023 @ 6:30 pm 9:00 pm

On Tuesday, December 12, the Reason Speakeasy will feature Stanford University historian Jennifer Burns about The Last Conservative, her definitive, highly praised biography of Milton Friedman, who was arguably not just the most influential free-market economist of the 20th century but the central figure in building the intellectual coalition that successfully challenged Keynesian economics and the top-down rule of experts in so many aspects of our lives.

Host Nick Gillespie and Burns will discuss Friedman’s conceptual breakthroughs in economics, his ahead-of-his-time collaboration with women, his role in popularizing free-market economics through his columns in Newsweek and the TV series Free To Choose, his controversial engagements with politicians such as Richard Nixon and Augusto Pinochet, and his role in ending the military draft and championing school choice.

The Reason Speakeasy is a monthly, unscripted conversation with outspoken defenders of free thinking and heterodoxy. It doubles as a live taping of The Reason Interview with Nick Gillespie podcast. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

When: Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Doors at 6:30 p.m., program at 7:00 p.m.

Where: The Blue Building, 222 E. 46th St.

Your ticket for the evening includes beer, wine, soft drinks, and a buffet of light bites.

The Blue Building

222 East 46th Street
new york, new york 10017
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