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On March 12, AFF Pittsburgh hosted 20 young professionals including professor Matt Ryan from Duquesne University and Brandon McGinely with the PA Family Institute to discuss the role government should play in gambling. The speakers explained that gambling has always been a part of society and those opposed to it are largely the minority. While all agreed government is generally a poor regulator and that heavy regulation breeds corruption, there was broad disagreement on how to handle the societal costs of gambling addicts. The evening concluded with announcements on a number of upcoming local conferences and the welcoming of two new AFF Pittsburgh members.
Speaker: Dr. John Hardin from the Koch Institute
Admission: $10, free for students and AFF members
People in countries with more economic freedom live longer, happier and healthier lives. Dr. John Hardin from the Koch Institute will speak about the importance of economic freedom and share about the Koch Institute’s many internship and fellowship opportunities. This is a must-attend event for anyone looking to convince a liberal friend of the merits of the free market! It’s also a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking for a career in public policy or politics.
Speakers: County Commissioner R. Tyler Courtney and Allegheny Institute Senior Analyst Eric Montarti
Tuesday October 23, 2012
6:30pm to 8:00pm
800 Vinial Street
How can you influence government? Is it through voting or something else? Hear first hand from those working inside and outside the system to return government to it’s proper role.
Pittsburgh chapter roundtable: “Regulating Pennsylvania Out of Business: Where Have All the Jobs Gone?”Thursday, January 26th, 2012
AFF Pittsburgh and the PA Chapter of NFIB present a policy roundtable on discussing how regulation is smothering local job creation. Tuesday, February 28th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Penn Brewery. Speakers include David Cranston, President of Cranston Material Handling Equipment Corp. and Tom Joseph, Founder Epiphany SWS. Admission: $10.00, $8.00 for students, includes appetizers & a free drink
If you’ve graduated from college in the past five years chance are you’ve personally experienced the dismal job market in Pennsylvania and around the nation. So what’s keeping unemployment so high? One answer is small business regulations. Small businesses are the heart and soul of our local economies and when their government burdens become too high we all suffer. Join AFF and the PA chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses as we hear from local businessmen about the real life consequences of all that red tape. RSVP on facebook.