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Courses for 2017

Just updated!

On Martin Luther King weekend, join us on a learning field trip into the Grand Canyon. Free! See here.

Stay tuned for other course schedules for 2017.

(Some of our planned 2016 course offerings did not go off as planned. Some are being re-worked for 2017!)

* Mountaineering courses will be offered periodically. At present there are plans for “Intro to Desert Mountaineering” on Presidents Day weekend near the Red Rock Canyon of Nevada.

* Intermediate mountaineering (Crazy Mountains, near Livingston, Montana). Mid to late July. This course will be taught in conjunction with our Climate Skeptic glacier adventure trips.

* Introduction to the Magna Charta (was videotaped 2 years ago, but the video files were lost in a backpack on Mount St. Helens in March 2016. The course will need to be re-filmed and prepped. Professor Bill Thornton where are you?)

* Introduction to Masonic studies (we may be the only educational institution in America offering such a course). Professor Michael Wainwright. (Work in progress.)

Aug. 20: New Course at MSU Catapalooza 2015: The Evils of Social Security

We will be providing a wonderful new informative course at the campus of Montana State University on August 20th, 2015. “THE EVILS OF SOCIAL SECURITY”: This course provides a detailed overview of Social Security, a coercive government program that impoverishes millions, transfers (by force) massive resources from poor people to rich people and black and …

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Aug. 21: Evils of the Minimum Wage

On Day 2 of 2015 Montana-State-University “Catapalooza,” we will be providing another great course: “Evils of the Minimum Wage.” This will be at the outside tent of the Libertarian Party, on the MSU campus grounds. Check in by 11:00 am. Lecture will be 45 to 90 minutes. Handouts will be provided. Exams will be given …

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August 15, 2015: “How Government Regulation Harms the Poor” Mini-course, 50-question Exam.

“Government’s War On The Poor” 101 When? Aug. 15, 2015 Where? Manhattan (Montana) Potato Festival We will be teaming up with the Montana Libertarian Party on Aug. 15, 2015 to present one of our signature courses, “How Government Regulation Harms the Poor” at the Manhattan (Montana) Potato Festival. This location is easily accessible from I-90, …

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Energy Storage Innovations: May 20

Lysander Spooner University will put on an exciting 1-hour course on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 6:30: Energy Storage Innovation!! The course will be taught by a local Montana mystery man: “Right On John.” See his Facebook page here. Right on John is from parts unknown but has connections to both the U.S. and Canada. …

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First Amendment Lecture: Free Speech and Campaign Finance Reform, Sept. 12 in Missoula, Montana

FIRST AMENDMENT LECTURE: Every Claim of Campaign Finance Reformers is Untrue It is perhaps the biggest myth in American politics: that the private sector is “buying” elections through campaign spending. A version of this myth goes further and contends that capitalist billionaires are using political ads to move American government toward more free-market policies. One …

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Glacier National Park glacier chasing trip, September 9-11, 2016

The average date of first freeze in East Glacier, Montana falls around September 13. Around this date every year, summer melting begins to cease and snow and ice tend to start growing again in the Glacier Park area. This provides an opportunity to photograph the glaciers of Glacier National Park at their lowest points of …

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Government Myths and Lies about Climate Change

Saturday-Sunday, May 21-22, 2016. In the Crazy Mountains of Montana. Lysander Spooner University will offer a free course on ‘Government Myths and Lies about Climate Change,’ on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at around 8:00 a.m. in the sidewalk area in front of the ‘MT Cup’ coffee shop in Livingston, Montana. The course will take place …

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Join us on our annual glacier chasing weekend, Sept. 16-17, 2017

Lysander Spooner University will again take to the snowfields of Glacier National Park on Saturday, September 16. Join us in the lobby of the historic East Glacier Lodge (built by legendary anti-government entrepreneur James J. Hill a century ago) at 8:30 a.m. September 13 is the average date of first freeze in East Glacier, Montana. …

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Last-minute addition: Intro to Stone Masonry, Sunday, August 16, 2015

Have you ever wanted to construct beautiful projects made of stone? Lysander Spooner University will be offering an Intro to Stone Masonry course this coming Sunday, August 16, 2015, at 113 Lake Drive East, Livingston, Montana. The course will begin at 9:00 and will be interactive. An “exam” will be administered at 4:00 p.m. Anyone …

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November 2015 Course in Washington, D.C.: The Sociology of Trial by Jury

Lysander Spooner University will be offering a course on the Sociology of Trial by Jury at the 2015 International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, November 18. The courses will be in conjunction with the Fully Informed Jury Association table at the conference. Exam will be administered around 1:00 pm at the …

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