We are the local chapter for The Bastiat Society headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina (the umbrella organization for all Bastiat Society Chapters). See their website at www.bastiatsociety.com for additional information, click on "Chapters" and the Colorado Springs chapter for information about the Bastiat Society of Colorado Springs and to register to receive announcements of events. There is no formal membership program but anyone who contributes $100 or more is considered a Member and receives a magnetic nametag and 100 CS Bastiat Society business cards, if wanted, to help "Promote Free Enterprise and True, Responsible Capitalism in the Pikes Peak Region."
On August 30 we'll have Regina Lewis, PhD and Bart Givens speaking on the topic, "Improving the Quality of Life in Southeast Colorado Springs: The Scarcity Mindset and How it Affects Choices". Register for this event at http://www.cvent.com/d/95qfzp.
September program (Sept 14) will be a presentation by Tom Duening about Entrepreneurial Virtues. Details and registration link at http://www.cvent.com/d/6vq00c.
January Dan Griswold, Mercatus, on international trade
February Tom Krannawitter on "Save the Swamp"
April Sharyl Attkisson on her new book
May Chris Edwards, CATO, on Downsizing Government
July Presentation on Bitcoins
John Tamny on his book, Who Needs the Fed?
Maurice McTigue on what it takes for a dynamic, growing economy
Larry Reed on Free Trade
Joe Postell on Political Parties
Josh Dunn on Conservative Professors in the University
Paul Prentice on TABOR
Property and Environment Research Center on Free Market Environmentalism for the Next Generation
Laura Carno on her book, Government Ruins Nearly Everything
Richard Carpenter on "Bottleneckers"
Pros and Cons of an Article V Convention of States
Paul Prentice on Renewable Energy
Brad DeVos, President of the Bastiat Society
Leslie Paige from Citizens Against Government Waste
Larry Reed, CEO of FEE, on Real Heroes
Bob Cutter on economic problems of El Paso County
Cowboy Ethics with Kent Noble, Executive Director of the Center for Cowboy Ethics and Leadership