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Wes Students for a Free Society Discussion: Richie Adelstein on Libertarian Ethics

Charlie Smith ’15’s political sensibilities are less routine at Wesleyan than his name is:

Is taxation theft? Or is a government policy as moral as its outcome?

Does capitalism necessitate a system of natural rights? Does the free market presuppose an objective good?

Difficult questions, but surely Richie Adelstein has the answers. Come join Wesleyan Students for a Free Society for our final meeting of the semester.

Date: Tuesday, December 4
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:20 pm
Place: Room 421 PAC
Cost: taxation with representation

Richard Adelstein: The Rise of “The Rise of Planning in Industrial America, 1865-1914”

Friends of the Wesleyan Library would like to redundantly present Economics Professor Richard Adelstein and his new book, “The Rise of (See long title above):

Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of Economics Richard Adelstein will talk about the history of corporate power and the writing of his new book, The Rise of Planning in Industrial America, 1865-1914. His book explores the transformation undergone by business in the U.S. over the
half-century following the Civil War — from small sole proprietorships and partnerships to massive corporations possessing many of the same constitutional rights as living men and women and leading up to the Supreme Court’s controversial 2010 Citizens United decision.

For more information about this event and others, email libfriends(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, or check out their website here.

Date: April 26, 2012
Time: 7:00-9:00
Location: Develin Room, 2nd floor Olin Library
Cost: free

“Wesleyan Thinks Big” Good To Go Post-Spring Break

Last November, I posted on this event voting thing that was going around Facebook. It was called “Best Professors at Wes,” and it was a space that offered the creation of an academic wish list.

The Facebook event, now closed, asked the question: Which Wesleyan Professors would you like to see speak in a ten-minute TED-talk style arena?

Yesterday, following almost four months of quiet, the lineup has been revealed:

Mary-Jane Rubenstein: “Asceticosmologies: Modern Science as Religious Practice”
Matthew Kurtz: “Nature vs. Nurture: the Example of Psychosis”
Richard “Richie” Adelstein: “States without Romance”
Leah Wright: “The Death of Affirmative Action: Rethinking the Debate”
John Finn: “Poor Joshua: Private Space & The Constitution”
Jeanine “Badass” Basinger: TBD

Featuring President Roth as emcee, ready to drop sick beats. (Ten bucks if he beatboxes)

It is set to take place on Thursday, March 29th, from 8.00pm-9.30pm, at the Memorial Chapel.

Tickets will be FREE and available in Usdan during all mealtimes, starting March 26th. If you’re so inclined, you can also friggin’ reserve a ticket online. Hit up the Facebook event here.

Now, why am I posting about this event so damn early?

Simple: given the size of the Chapel, and given my caffeine-filled experience lining up for Scalia, I’m trying to give the organizers a clearer picture of whether they need to involve simultaneous video-casting, or if they need to move the event to a bigger location if interest and demand is high enough. So, if you’re totally into this event, RESERVE A TICKET NOW so that they can rack up the numbers and know where they stand.