Newsletter for December 22, 2014

Greetings all! We hope that you are having a wonderful Holiday Season!

CAUTION would like to invite you to our next meeting, which we are holding jointly with our friends from the Charlotte Bastiat Society. 

Our guest speaker is Dr. Todd Nesbit. Dr. Nesbit is a Senior Lecturer in Economics and Competitive Markets at The Ohio State University, an Affiliated Senior Scholar with the Mercatus Center, and an Adjunct Scholar at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Dr. Nesbit earned dual B.S. degrees in Economics and Mathematics from Capital University in 2001 and completed his Ph.D. in Economics at West Virginia University in 2005. His primary research interests include state and local public policy issues in general with a specific focus on excise taxation. Dr. Nesbit’s research interests also include school choice, determinants of local economic growth, and the economics of sports. Dr. Nesbit has been published in numerour peer-reviewed academic journals such as the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Southern Economic Journal, and Public Budgeting and Finance, among others.

As you know, Charlotte has no shortage of controversy when it comes to the public financing of sports arenas. Dr. Nesbit’s take on the matter should be very informative and timely. 

Our meeting will take place at the Dilworth Neighborhood Grille located at 911 East Morehead Street in Charlotte. Our social hour begins at 5, our meeting at 6, and our speaker should take the stage at 6:30. 

We hope you can join us and bring a friend!

The #FireJohnBoehner Challenge

As the nation prepares for the incoming 114th Congress, it is no secret that Speaker John Boehner is already less than popular among the conservative grassroots.  Modeled after the “ice bucket challenge” that circulated a couple months ago, the #FireJohnBoehner challenge encourages people to make short videos outlining why they do not support Boehner and attach them to social media with a challenge to others to do the same, or donate $10 to the limited government cause of their choice.  Learn more about it HERE

We will have a video camera at our Monday meeting if you would like to film a quick video for this challenge.

CAUTION Elections
In anticipation of the upcoming CAUTION leadership elections, the revised CAUTION Constitution has been posted on our website.  We encourage you to look over this document and familiarize yourself with the rules for voting membership.  Elections will be in January and the new officer installation will be on February 2.  If you are interested in taking on a leadership role, please reach out and let’s talk about the wealth of opportunities to do so.

~The CAUTION Leadership Team