Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Upcoming events

Three upcoming events for classical-liberal Arizonans:
  • Tomorrow, Thursday 8 July at 11 AM, the Goldwater Institute (no affiliation with this 'blog) is hosting an Internet chat in which the implications of McDonald v. Chicago will be discussed. For details, see the event website.
  • On Thursday, 15 July the Goldwater Institute is hosting a luncheon speaker event with Frank Luntz, one of the behind-the-scenes architects of the Contract with America, in which the nature of the American electorate in 2010 will be discussed. Non-member tickets start at $50; see the event website to register.
  • On Friday 30 July, the Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity will celebrate the anniversary of Milton Friedman's birth. Details are as follows:
    Dear Arizona Taxpayer,

    This year, the late economist and freedom fighter Dr. Milton Friedman would have celebrated his 98th birthday. He won’t be here for that event, but we’re going to celebrate it for him!

    In coordination with the Foundation for Education Choice ( and its 2010 Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day, the Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity Foundation is throwing a birthday party for Milton.

    On Friday, July 30, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, we will meet at the Mama Java Coffee Shop, on the southeast corner of 36th Street & Indian School in Phoenix.

    Here is the schedule for the event:

    6:00 to 6:30 pm – Guests arrive. The first 25 persons to respond will get a free ( Milton would say “unpriced”) drink. RSVP to Tom Jenney, at

    6:30 to 7:30 pm – Viewing of Phil Donahue’s 1976 interview with Friedman.

    7:30 to 7:45 pm – Exclusive (and very geeky) video footage of AFP Arizona director Tom Jenney talking to Milton in 1994.

    7:45 to 8:45 pm – Q&A on the progress of the school choice movement, featuring Clint Bolick of the Goldwater Institute’s Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation.

    8:45 pm – We sing “Happy Birthday” to Milton.

    RSVP to me at If you are one of the first 25 persons to respond, I will send you a coupon for your free (“unpriced”) drink.

These sorts of events are an excellent means to network with fellow liberty lovers. It is unlikely that I will attend any this month, but the Friedman event is a possibility.

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