Upcoming Meetings

August 2nd, 2017 – Greg Pulscher


Greg Pulscher joined the Civitas Institute as a development associate in 2015. Since moving to North Carolina from Colorado, Greg established a networking social group in Raleigh devoted to liberty minded individuals, is a contributor to Opportunity Lives and created a podcast called “Free To Brew” tackling the misunderstood and widely criticized world of alcohol using a free market approach.

Prior to joining the Civitas Institute, Greg graduated from the University of Evansville with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Legal Studies.  From there he began his career in the private sector of rental and insurance claims, but sought out the fight for liberty when the opportunity arose.

You can find additional articles and information written by Greg with the Civitas Institute, on his blog GregPulscher.com, and as a contributor with Opportunity lives.

The Free to Brew podcast centers around the premise; “free markets for all, even beer”, with the slogan “Without Beer There Can Be No Liberty, and Without Liberty There Can Be No Beer.” You can listen to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, or on his blog.

His talk will be titled, “Free the Brews: The Perils of Craft Beer Regulations”

September 27th, 2017 – Marshall Stocker


Marshall L. Stocker is an international investor recognized for his research on the relationships between political-economic policy and investment. With more than fifteen years of experience in the asset management industry, his perspective on policy has been sought by ministers, policy institutes, and investors in a wide-range of forums from decision-level policy discussions in Yemen to the syndicated Dennis Miller Radio show.

Stocker has opined or been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, and Regulation Magazine. His seminal research “Equity Returns and Economic Freedom” was published in the Cato Institute’s Cato Journal and has been cited by numerous other academic papers. In his most recent written work, “Don’t Stand Under a Tree When It Rains”, he shares his perspective on life and business during the three years he lived in Egypt amidst the Arab spring.

Stocker earned both a B.S. in engineering and a MBA from Cornell University, where he was awarded the Park Leadership Fellowship. He is also a graduate of Culver Military Academy. Mr. Stocker currently works as a global macro equity strategist and portfolio manager in Boston.

His talk will be titled, “Economic Reform and Stock Market Performance”

Information from his book on Amazon

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