Saturday, September 1, 2007

Student Organization Day

On Thursday August 30, George Mason University held their Student Organization Day. It gave incoming students the chance to learn about different organizations, why they should join, and the events they are holding this semester.

We had a great turnout for our first year taking part in the Student Organization Day festivities. For those who did not get a chance to speak to us, you are more than welcome to email us at with any questions.

We are entering our third official year as the GMU Economic Society. A brief history of events were the Professor Caplan and Professor Iannocconne debate over the "Rationality of Religion". Professor DiLorenzo spoke on his book Lincoln Unmasked: What You're Not Supposed to Know About Dishonest Abe, and last spring we had the great debate between Professor Hanson and Dr. Balan on government paternalism.

Economics is a diverse and fascinating subject. As such, this semester our events are as diverse, welcoming J.C. Bradbury to discuss his latest book, The Baseball Economist. Landsburg of Fair Play: What Your Child Can Teach You About Economics, Values, and the Meaning of Life and The Armchair Economist: Economics & Everyday Life fame will speak about his new book More Sex is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics. Jim Flynn of the "Flynn Effect" fame will speak upon the Good Society.

And of course let us not forget about, our great debate this upcoming month. Professor Caplan debates Professor Wittman. They will be debating over each others books The Myth of the Rational Voter and The Myth of the Democratic Failure. Unfortunately due to the Pan Hellenic Council we do not have a room as of yet, but we are working to overcome this dilemma. The event is scheduled for the 12th of September at 6 in the evening. Stay tuned to our blog for any updates.

If the interests at the Organization Day are an expectation of how the events will be it should be a great semester. For those interested in taking some classes stay tuned to this blog for info on our event this upcoming week.

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