"Each of us faces a great choice. Shall I quietly accept the system of state control or shall I stand up for self-control?"
The quote above is from the first chapter of Dr. Tom G. Palmer's newest book, Self-Control or State Control? You Decide. We hope you will join Dr. Palmer for this luncheon as he discusses his latest book and further explore this key component to liberty: personal responsibility.
"If I were a young person pursuing a productive and rewarding life, I'd buy a copy of this book and study it carefully." - John Mackey, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market
12:00 p.m. Check in opens and light reception
12:30 p.m. Lunch featuring Dr. Tom G. Palmer, George M. Yeager Chair for Advancing Liberty and Executive Vice President for International Programs at Atlas Network
1:30 p.m. Event concludes
Dr. Tom G. Palmer, George M. Yeager Chair for Advancing Liberty and Executive Vice President for International Programs at Atlas Network, is responsible for establishing operating programs in 14 languages and managing programs for a worldwide network of think tanks. He is also a senior fellow at Cato Institute and director of Cato University.
Before joining Cato, he was an H. B. Earhart Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford University, and a vice president of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. He frequently lectures in North America, Europe, Eurasia, Africa, Latin America, India, China and throughout Asia, as well as the Middle East on political science, public choice, civil society, and the moral, legal, and historical foundations of individual rights.
He has published reviews and articles on politics and morality in scholarly journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Ethics, Critical Review, and Constitutional Political Economy, as well as in publications such as Slate, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Die Welt, Caixing, Al Hayat, the Washington Post, and The Spectator of London. He is the author of Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice (expanded edition 2014), and the editor of The Morality of Capitalism (2011), After the Welfare State (2012), Why Liberty (2013), Peace, Love & Liberty (2014), and Self-Control or State Control? You Decide (2016).
Palmer received his B.A. in liberal arts from St. Johns College in Annapolis, Maryland, his M.A. in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and his doctorate in politics from Oxford University.
Dress code for the event is business casual.
Open to Atlas Club members, Trendsetters members, and their guests.
Suggested $50 donation for all others.