Date(s) - 07/30/2014
House of Cards: Politics Without Romance
Where: Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 415 North Dearborn, Chicago
Cost: $10/person | Cash Bar | Complimentary hors d’oeuvres
The typical TV politician is an idealist with an almost romantic love for the public interest. However, in the Netflix program House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey as ruthless House Majority Whip Frank Underwood, we see what “politics without romance” might look like.
With self-interested characters who care little about big ideas or the public interest, the show offers a more realistic presentation of how the sausage of politics gets made. It also beautifully illustrates the basics of “public choice theory,” or the economic theory of politics.
Join America’s Future Foundation – Chicago and special guest Steve Horwitz — Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics and department chair at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY — on July 30th at Sullivan’s Steakhouse as we explore the economic principle of public choice theory through the nefarious and conniving actions of House of Cards’ Frank Underwood.
Admission is $10/person, and free to members of AFF-Chicago. We’ll have an cash bar (one free drink ticket with admission), complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and a great conversation. Happy hour starts at 6pm, and the discussion begins at 7pm.