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NYC Meeting - Junto - 9/6/12

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NYC Meeting - Junto:

For those who are not familiar with it, Junto is a 30+ year old monthly discussion group in New York City. On 9/6/12, Gary Johnson will be speaking, as well as Richard Kostelanetz. This is an unusually exciting meeting, though a good time is had at them all. I hope you can come.


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Second speaker added to next Junto meeting

NYC Junto Newsletter

written by Iris Bell on Aug 20, 2012



* NEW Junto meeting September 6, TWO SPEAKERS

* Upcoming Junto speakers through November

* NYCjunto-discuss list

* About this newsletter


Junto is a group that shares information,

discusses current issues and presents speakers


8:00pm to 9:00pm

Gov. Gary Johnson

Libertarian Party candidate for President

He’ll update us on his campaign and answer questions.

9:00pm to 10:00pm

Richard Kostelanetz

The fall and rise of New York Rockaways

Thursday, September 6

Admission Free -- No reservation necessary

* We'll socialize from 7:00pm to 7:30pm.

NOTE, many changes here:

* People who want to make an announcement or introduce

themselves should sign up on the sheet at the entrance table.

* At 7:30pm the moderator, Gene Epstein, will call on people

who signed up, in order. Each person will have up to

4 minutes to make their announcement, including taking

comments and questions about it from the audience.

* The first speaker will begin promptly at 8:00pm. The talk

will be uninterrupted.

People in the audience should take notes for questions and

discussion afterward.

* When the questions and discussions begins anyone in the

audience can have 4 minutes for a discussion or rebuttal

of the speaker’s points.

* The second speaker will begin promptly at 9:00pm. The talk

will be uninterrupted.

People in the audience should take notes for questions and

discussion afterward.

* When the questions and discussions begins anyone in the

audience can have 4 minutes for a discussion or rebuttal

of the speaker's points.

* The meeting will continue to 10:00pm or later.

General Society Library,

20 West 44 St., between 5th and 6th Aves., NYC

near the Grand Central Terminal

Subway: 4, 5, 6, S to Grand Central -- 42nd St.


B, D, F, 7 to 42nd Street -- Sixth Ave. at Bryant Park


A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3 to Times Square -- 42nd St.

Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M42, M98, M101, M102, M104, Q32

Train: MTA Metro-North Railroad to Grand Central

Car: Some private parking facilities in the area. Parking on

side streets is metered, limited to specific days and times.

Please note:

* Discussions are intense, but polite. Participation by all

attendees is highly encouraged.

* Junto meets on the first Thursday of every month.

8:00pm to 9:00pm

Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party candidate for President

He's been an outspoken advocate for efficient government,

balanced budgets, rational drug policy reform, protection of

civil liberties, comprehensive tax reform, and personal freedom.

As Governor of New Mexico, Johnson was known for his

common sense business approach to governing. He eliminated

New Mexico’s budget deficit, cut the rate of growth in state

government in half, and privatized half of the state prisons.

Mark N. Axinn, Chair, Libertarian Party NY reports the

party submitted over 26,000 signatures for Gary Johnson and

Jim Gray, in part because of the support from Junto members.

Learn more about Johnson at:

9:00pm to 10:00pm

Richard Kostelanetz writes:

Having published in 2003 a book about a NYC community

which I'd lived for three decades and knew well, I thought it

appropriate to write another book, not quite a sequel, about the

NYC community to which I once planned to move. If my SoHo

was about the rise and fall of an artists' colony in whose history

I fully participated, so this sequel would be about a decline that

preceded my participation in its revival as NYC's premier

beach town. As in its predecessor, I would combine objective

description and history with personal experience, establishing

complementary truths.

If my SoHo memoir portrayed how an art world developed

within NYC, but not quite of it, this book portrays a string of

Atlantic beach towns, a group different from others along the

East Coast in its incorporation into a great city. (Miami Beach,

recall, is legally separate from Miami.) I suppose that if the

development of NYC has proceeded differently over the past

two centuries, NY could have become not just a port city but

also a beach city, much like Rio de Janeiro, whose black and

white mosaic path between the street and the beach became a

popular promenade for everyone, even businessmen discussing

deals that are then consummated when someone pulls out some

paper or, nowadays, a laptop computer for recording details.

If the libertarian theme of the first book held that an

industrial slum was transformed not by any city planning but

the spontaneous collaboration of hundreds of young people

mostly artists who discovered that industrial spaces could be

occupied, the theme of my Rockaways is that the central city

undermined it in various ways after World War II. It is now

coming back thanks to small entrepreneurs.

I hope to show in conjunction with my talk to do

a PowerPoint presentation of historic images from the

Rockaways. It draws upon my Kindle ebook: " The

Rockaways: The Fall and Rise of NYC's Beach Towns:"

Richard Kostelanetz is a writer and artist. He often

attends Junto.

He's been a contributing/advisory editor of many arts

journals. He's the author of over fifty books, among them are

"Political Essays", "Thirty Years of Visible Writing", and

"More On Innovative Music(ian)s".

He's also written over three dozen booklets. He's edited

and introduced over three dozen anthologies and many essays,

reviews, poems, fiction pieces, experimental prose pieces,

plays, scenarios, photographs, and numerical art items. In

scores of publications and places, prominent and obscure

around the world, he's created theatrical texts, one person

concerts, texts for composers, choreography scores, one person

exhibitions of prints, books, drawings, audiotapes, canvases,

videotapes, photographs and had many retrospectives.

He's done Hörspiel: extended audio art. He's also created ten

films, hologram exhibitions and over a dozen extended features

for radio, plus many lectures and presentations at institutions

around the world.

His individual entries on his work in several fields appear

in various editions of Wikipedia,,,

Who's Who in Hell, Postmodern Fiction, Contemporary Poets,

Who's Who in America, Contemporary Novelists, Who's Who

in the World, Who's Who in American Art, Directory of

American Scholars, Advocates for Self-Government, Baker's

Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Who's Who in U.S.

Writers, Editors, and Poets, Readers Guide to Twentieth-

Century Writers, The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of

Literature, The Facts on File Companion to American Poetry,

The Chronology of Webster's Dictionary of American Writers,

The Facts on File Companion to 20th Century Poetry,

Contemporary Jewish-American Dramatists and Poets,

The HarperCollins Reader's Encyclopedia of American

Literature, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic

American Literature

Individual entries on Richard's work in several fields appear

in various editions of Readers Guide to Twentieth-Century

Writers, Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature,

Contemporary Poets, Contemporary Novelists, Postmodern

Fiction, Webster's Dictionary of American Writers, The

HarperCollins Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature,

Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Directory of

American Scholars, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in

the World, Who's Who in American Art,, and, among other distinguished directories.

Otherwise, he survives in New York, where he was born,

unemployed and thus overworked.

Visit his site:


Visit Junto's site for information on current and past speakers,

read previous newsletters, to sign up for the Junto enewsletter:

Visit Junto on Facebook:

Follow Junto on Twitter (we thank Kevin Levine):


Junto focuses on libertarianism, Objectivism and investing.

Our founder and host is Victor Niederhoffer.

Visit his site at:


Please em-ail the above text to your freedom loving friends

who might be interested in Junto.

Feel free to use the above text to promote Junto among

libertarians, Objectivists and investors.


Come to Junto, meet these upcoming speakers:

* October 4, Gary Hoover, read his bio:

* Nov. 1, Greg Rehmke, program director Economic Thinking,

programs for high school, homeschool & college. Visit his site:


NYCjunto-discuss list

Junto members can discuss Junto speakers and other topics.

You can read these posts at:

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Become a member at:

or send an email to:


About Junto

* Gene Epstein moderates Junto. He's the economics editor

and books editor of Barron's, the weekly business

magazine, author of "Econospinning: How to Read Between

the Lines When the Media Manipulate the Numbers."

* Iris Bell writes this e-newsletter.

* Oleg Atbashian created He also sends out

this e-newsletter and cares for its email list.

* Andy George helps with the sound system and supplies music.

* Our founder and host is Victor Niederhoffer. Visit his site at:

* This e-newsletter comes out twice a month. You might

get an occasional extra email about a timely event.

* To subscribe to this newsletter put "Junto list" in the

subject line, email your name & preferred email address to:


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