... is the
guest speaker scheduled for the 133nd meeting of the Karl Hess Club, to
convene on July 18, 2005.
Edney on "A New Theory of Greed"
Dr. Edney brings a challenging
point of view to libertarians. He considers greed to be a "destructive
force inherent in free market economies," in counterpoint to Rand, et al.
He will introduce his new theory
of greed and discuss his essays, available at his
website, including "Greed
II - Is Exploitation Wrong?" and an explanation of his invention, "The
Nuts Game" which was demonstrated by Dr. Edney in ABC-TV's special
with John Stossel on Greed (2/3/98).
Dr. Edney describes his two essays
as being "diametrically opposed to libertarianism," and he wondered whether
I really wanted to invite him to speak to us. I assured him the Karl
Hess Club is interested in open inquiry and that our audience will be intrigued
by his ideas.
My objective is to provide the
club with stimulating, challenging programs - at times even confronting
you with ideas that seem to counter our cherished premises. I expect
the evening to be a friendly, if lively, and well served by your participation
in our "Agora of Good Manners." So gird yourself, ask polite questions,
and you'll be rewarded with an interesting evening.
Butler Shaffer was unable to accept
our invitation to speak this month due to a prior commitment. We
will reschedule his appearance as soon as possible and announce the new
Because of the very special nature
of the program this month, our Master of Ceremonies Brad Linaweaver will
return to duty for July.
About Julian Edney
Dr. Edney holds a B.A. in
Psychology from the University of California, Riverside and a M.Phil. and
Ph.D. from Yale University, New Haven.
He is an Instructor in Psychology
at Santa Monica College, teaching Introductory Psychology and Social Psychology,
and a Lecturer on Research Methods in Psychology at California State University,
Dr. Edney has published 30 articles
in academic journals such as Psychology Today and American Psychologist,
and seven short stories and 45 poems in a variety of scholarly reviews.
Dr. Edney resides in Los Angeles.
For more info on him and his theories, see: G-R-E-E-D.com.
ADDENDUM: David Harmon
took these images at the above meeting.