February 5, 2009 – Ayn Rand’s 104th Birthday

February 5, 2009

A special celebration of the 104th Birthday of Ayn Rand


Stephen Moore

Editorial board member and senior editorial-page economics writer,
The Wall Street Journal.

Stephen Moore is senior economics writer for the Wall Street Journal editorial page and a member of The Journal‘s editorial board.

Moore worked with Julian Simon from 1982. He co-authored Simon’s last book in 2001, It’s Getting Better All the Time: 100 Greatest Trends of the Last 100 years.

In his tenure as president, the Club for Growth became one of the most influential and respected political organizations in the nation. In 2003-04 the Club raised nearly $22 million for Republican congressional and Senate candidates, making the Club the biggest single money raiser for Republican candidates outside the party itself.

Moore has also served as senior fellow in economics at the Cato Institute, where he had published dozens of studies on federal budget and tax policy.

Moore is an economic commentator for CNBC TV. He’s a frequent guest on the CNN and FOX networks commenting on economic and fiscal policy issues. He’s a contributing commentator for National Public Radio’s Marketplace.

Moore served as senior economist at the Joint Economic Committee under former Chairman Dick Armey of Texas. There, he advised Mr. Armey on budget, tax, and competitiveness issues. He was also an architect of the famous Armey flat tax proposal.

From 1983 through 1987, Moore served as the Grover M. Hermann fellow in budgetary affairs at the Heritage Foundation. Moore has worked for two presidential commissions. In 1988, he was a special consultant to the National Economic Commission. In 1987, he was research director of President Reagan’s commission on privatization.

Moore’s the author of five books. The most recent is The End of Prosperity: How Higher Taxes Will Kill the Economy If We Let It Happen. He also wrote Bullish on Bush: How the Ownership Society Will Make America Stronger.

Moore’s a graduate of the University of Illinois and holds an M.A. in Economics from George Mason University.

Moore last spoke at Junto in May 2002.

Special schedule for this meeting only:

  • At 6:30 p.m., we will have a book sale and signing by Stephen Moore of his The End of Prosperity: How Higher Taxes Will Kill the Economy If We Let It Happen
  • Steven Moore will begin speaking at 7:00 p.m., promptly.
  • The meeting will continue till about 10:00 p.m.
  • A special Ayn Rand confection will be served.
  • Please note: Junto is not the usual sort of meeting with a long speech followed by Q & A. Invited speakers give a short presentation, and then are challenged to defend their assertions. Discussions are intense, but polite.

General Society Library
20 West 44th St.
Between 5th & 6th avenues, near Grand Central Terminal

Subway: 4, 5, 6, 7 to Grand Central – 42nd St.,
B, D, F, V to 42nd St. – Sixth Ave., or
1, 2, 3, 9, N, Q, R, S, or W to Times Square – 42nd St.

Admission is free, and no reservation is necessary.

Junto focuses on libertarianism, Objectivism — the philosophy of Ayn Rand — and investing.

Our founder and host is Victor Niederhoffer, publisher (with Laurel Kenner) of Daily Speculations.


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