I’ll be in Washington DC on Tuesday, March 18, to speak at the Atlantic Economy Conference. As with past appearances, I’m part of what amounts to the warm-up act, but it’s still good to have the opportunity to present some candid views to an audience that normally hears well-packaged neoliberal talking points.
I can be free as of 6 PM or perhaps even a smidge earlier, so I could meet with interested readers. The problem is you folks will need to find a venue.
In New York, even when I’ve picked off times (late August, a cold winter night), we’ve had 40-50 people turn up, which can be difficult in terms of mingling. Given that DC has less than 1/10th the population of New York, one might therefore assume turnout (given that the weather will be better and I might have a higher followership density in DC given the policy focus of that town) would be 15 at the max, and could be as little as 5. 15 is a little awkward in terms of venues if we have that high class problem (as in it’s large enough to make it hard to mix if we just go to a bar or take over some tables at a restaurant).
In other words, assuming I do have some readers who are takers in comments, it’s only remotely possible that we’ll have a crowding issue, but if we can allow for that, we should. But the onus is on someone local to figure this out and make a recommendation if you’d like this to happen. The readers have enjoyed the New York events, so I hope we will be able to set something up.