Non-interventionism has long been regarded the foreign policy of libertarians. This week we’ll consider some alternatives. Can any good be achieved by spending our tax dollars invading a foreign country or subsidizing its institutions? Should the US government intervene to keep Russia out of Ukraine? Should the government be allowed to conduct any foreign policy? All of these questions and more will be answered at this week’s meeting!
Time: Thursday 6 March @ 7 PM
Location: 121 Latimer Hall
The non-aggression principle has been the foundation of libertarian philosophy and policy for what seems like an eternity. “Do no harm” seems like a great place to build society for most people. For every objectively true principle, however, there is a group of people that wants to challenge it. This week we’ll be discussing whether the non-aggression principle is flawed.
Location: 262 Dwinelle Hall
Time: 7 PM, Thursday February 27
We will not be having a usual meeting this week. Instead, please join us at a panel discussion on US national security. The panel will feature Katie Zimmerman (no relation to George) and Maseh Zarif. Both are experienced political commentators (and probably statists too)! The topic at hand will be al-Qaeda and Iran. See you there! Don’t forget to RSVP on the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/674706669258002
Time: Thursday 20 February @ 7 PM
Location: Moffitt Library
This week we’ll be discussing everyone’s favorite topic: cryptocurrencies. How do cryptocurrencies work? Are alternative currencies (dogecoin, litecoin, vertcoin) a threat to the mighty bitcoin? Is bitcoin a threat to the mighty dollar? What is the best way to invest in cryptocurrencies? All of these questions and more will be answered at this week’s meeting. Regardless of your previous experience with cryptocurrencies, be sure to stop by and learn about the future of money!
Date: Thursday February 13 @ 7 PM
Location: 211 Dwinelle Hall
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2014 is here and the state still hasn’t gone away! This week we’ll be discussing a number of different issues: Obama’s “limits” on NSA snooping, Chris Christie shutting down the roads, and everyones favorite topic: cryptocurrencies. Don’t miss out on what will surely be a riveting introduction to libertarianism! As usual, there will be a social afterwards.
Time: Thursday 6 February, 7 pm
Location: 211 Dwinelle Hall
This week we’ll be discussing bitcoin (again) and other cryptocurrencies. Should you invest in one of these stateless currencies? Is bitcoin/litecoin/whatevercoin a bubble? When will be able to use bitcoins to buy drone-delivered products from Amazon?
All of these questions and more will be answered at this week’s meeting! As usual, there will be a social afterwards.
Place: 87 Dwinelle Hall
Time: 7:30 pm, Wednesday December 4, 2013
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Libertarians are split on the issue of parenting. Do parents have an obligation to provide for their children? Is neglect a violation of the non-aggression principle? Should a minor be able to buy heroin from a private vending machine on a public sidewalk?
All of these questions and more will be answered at this week’s meeting! There will be a social afterwards.
Time: 8:00 pm, Wednesday November 13, 2013
Place: 205 Wheeler Hall
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This week we will be discussing one of the topics libertarians disagree on often: The American Civil War. Was Lincoln a good guy? Who fired the first shot? Will the South rise again? All these questions and more will be answered at this weeks meeting!
There will be a social afterwards!
Time: 7 pm, Wednesday November 6, 2013
Place: 279 Dwinelle Hall
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Given the opening of the first Bitcoin ATM, this week we’ll be discussing everyones favorite crypto-currency! What’s so special about Bitcoin? Can you use it for anything outside of buying drugs? Is it actually anonymous? All of these questions and more will be answered tomorrow! As usual there will be a social afterwards.
Time: 8:00 pm, Wednesday October 30, 2013
Place: 108 Wheeler Hall
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The question of whether the government should fund research is a tricky one, even for libertarians. Is government necessary to fund scientific research of a purely academic nature? How do we fund important research that would be unprofitable for private enterprise? Would we have put a man on the moon if it wasn’t for the government? Does it really matter?
All of these questions and more will be answered at this week’s discussion. As usual there will be a social afterwards.
Time: 7 pm, Wednesday 23 October
Location: 2070 Valley Life Science Building
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