Attn DC-Area Freedom Fighters: Join Matt Ridley and Ronald Bailey at CEI Thursday, May 20!



Please join the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Reason for a cocktail reception to honor the publication of The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves, by acclaimed science writer Matt Ridley. The event will take place on Thursday, May 20 from 6 – 8 PM at the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Washington, DC office.

Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey will introduce Matt Ridley, who will make brief remarks about his new book and field audience questions. Ron and Matt will both stick around to continue the discussion over drinks throughout the evening.

What: Cocktail reception for Matt Ridley's new book The Rational Optimist

When: Thursday, May 20 from 6 – 8PM

Where: The Competitive Enterprise Institute at 1899 L Street, NW, 12th Floor

Go here to learn more about Matt Ridley and The Rational Optimist.

Space is limited and RSVPs are required. Please send an email to or call Reason's DC office at 202-986-0916 to reserve your space.

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  1. So are you all totally unworried about the potential of violence from the Muslim extremists?

  2. What will you be drinking, right-wing snake oil?

    1. I bet you’re the life of the all the parties you attend!

  3. It turns out that, at the very moment Ms. Kagan was pushing aggressively to remove military recruiters from the Harvard Law School campus during her tenure as its dean, she was very supportive of having what amounted to Saudi recruiters ensconced there for the purpose of enlisting some of the nation’s finest young lawyers to work for the industry known as Shariah-Compliant Finance (SCF).

    The first insight this record suggests is that Ms. Kagan’s true motivation in barring the armed forces was, indeed, an animus towards the military, rather than concern about its supposed mistreatment of homosexuals. After all, the theo-political-military-legal code that authoritative Islam calls “Shariah” and that is the law of the land in Saudi Arabia is infinitely more homophobic than the Pentagon’s efforts to enforce the U.S. statute that prohibits avowed gays and lesbians from serving in uniform. The former requires the murder of homosexuals; the latter simply kept them out of the ranks.

  4. “What: Cocktail reception for Matt Ridley’s new book The Rational Optimist”

    I hope you didn’t forget to invite the Loanwacko again.

  5. I hope you didn’t forget to invite the Loanwacko again.

    Would that be Fannie or Freddie?

  6. cannot make it today…too bloody damn nice out. any chance it’ll be on later???

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