Bay Area Events


List of events in the Bay Area of interest to those who seek to 1) have a political impact, 2) learn more about an issue, 3) support libertarian principles of individual rights and responsibilities, 4) meet people of like mind:



Circle Rothbard, April 14, 2014

Circle Rothbard

Monday, April 14, 2014   6:30 pm

JW Marriott, 3rd Floor Lobby Level, corner of Mason and Post Streets, San Francisco


Guest Speaker:

Dr. Michael Edelstein, libertarian and psychologist, will be making a short presentation, "Emotional Freedom in One Lesson."


There is no charge for this event, and anyone can attend.



Regaining Local Control, May 3, 2014

Globalization of California:  Regaining Local Control

Saturday, May 3, 2014   10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Treasure Island

Forum hosted by East Bay Tea Party

Reservations required

For information and cost visit the event announcement on the East Bay Tea Party website

Globalization of California: Regaining Local Control




Loren Spivack:Free Market Warrior, June 19, 2014

Loren Spivack

Free Market Warrior

Presented by Silicon Valley Taxpayers Association

June 19, 2014

6:15 pm Registration and no-host dinner    7:00 pm Program

Harry's Hofbrau Banquet Room

390 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, CA 95129


Free to members of Silicon Valley Taxpayers Association

$10 to non-members    $15 to non-member couples


For information and pre-registration




Bay Area Citizens Lawsuit Preliminary Hearing, April 2014

Bay Area Citizens v. Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)

Filed in Alameda County Superior Court by Pacific Legal Foundation on behalf of Bay Area Cityzens

Preliminary Hearing - response to briefs:  April 2014

Court Hearing:  June 12, 2014


[For information on the current lawsuits against Plan Bay Area, see LPSF article on Home Page, "Update on Plan Bay Area:  You Cannot Avoid Newton's Third Law of Motion."]



Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies, Events January - May 2014

The Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies

College of Business and Economics

California State University, East Bay

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.

Hayward, CA 94542


Contact:  Stephen Shmanske, Director

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(510) 885-2640


January 29, 2014 - 2:00 pm  Old University Union Building Room 311

"Enterprise Roads and Transit"

David Levinson, University of Minnesota


February 19, 2014 - 2:00 pm   Old University Union Building Room 311

"Property and Markets in Elmer Kelton Novels"

Randy T. Simmons, Utah State University


March 5, 2014 - 2:00 pm  Old University Union Building Room 311

"Sin Tax' Costs Outweigh Benefits"

Professor Adam Hoffer, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse


April 30, 2014 - 2:00 pm  Old University Union Building Room 311

"Pitfalls of the Regulated Society"

Professor Ivan Pongracic, Hillsdale College


May 28, 2014 - 2:00 pm  Old University Union Building Room 311

"Hayekian Perspective on Government and Science"

Professor William N. Butos, Trinity College