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Hey, Chicago, Come Out To Two Events with Nick Gillespie on Monday and Tuesday!

Help celebrate Reason's 50th anniversary and watch a debate on Net Neutrality!

ReasonReasonReason turns 50 this year and, as part of our neverending anniversary-celebration tour, I will be in Chicago for two great events on Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17. Please come on out!

First up:

Reason Happy Hour

Monday, April 16 between 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

The Franklin Room, 675 N. Franklin St. (River North)


Come say hello, have a drink (it's "Wine Down Monday," with bottles of wine half off!), and meet up with some area readers of Reason.

Guests pay for their own drinks and the event is open to the public.

Intelligence SquaredIntelligence SquaredThe second event is a televised and livestreamed debate organized by Intelligence Squared and Northwestern University.

Net Neutrality Debate

Tuesday, April 17th 2018 between 7:30 - 09:00 p.m.

Thorne Auditorium, 375 E Chicago Ave

Reserve Tickets (free but a contribution is appreciated)

On Tuesday, April 17th, Intelligence Squared U.S. is partnering with the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law to debate the future of the net. Defending net neutrality will be Pai's predecessor Tom Wheeler – the FCC chairman who enacted these regulations – and the executive chairwoman of Mozilla Mitchell Baker. Arguing against them will be Reason Editor at Large Nick Gillespie and former FCC chief economist Michael Katz.

The debate is Oxford style, meaning the audience votes on its positions before and after the debate and the winning team is the one that moves more people to its side. The debate will be livestreamed and the online audience can vote on the outcome. Go here for details.

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  • Crusty Juggler||

    OT: There is a lawless slice of America that needs a libertarian takeover

    The county has cut sheriff patrols, closed its mental health department and kept its jail at less than half capacity because of a lack of guards.


  • Cy||

    It's a Democratic Paradise!

  • Aloysious||

    This... coming to a city near you. What could possibly go wrong?

  • Robespierre Josef Stalin Pot||

    Yesterday, I learned from libertarians that it was probably ok to bomb the Middle East in the 80s when commies were there and that it's probably ok to bomb the Middle East today because-- well, ok, I don't know exactly know why-- maybe probably the Middle East is full of bad guys?

    I can't wait to find out what I'll learn today from the champions of limited government today {Bong rip} Sock it to me!

  • Cy||

    How dare you imply that the MIC is anything but a bunch of freedom spreading angels!

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Yesterday, I learned from a few self-labeled libertarians that it was probably ok to bomb the Middle East


  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Alt-text: Thought bubble text: Who is that guy over there with that ridiculous mustache?


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