Meetup Reminders: Washington, DC This Friday April 12 with Matt Stoller; Boston Thurs April 25; Milwaukee Wed May 1; Minneapolis Thurs May 2

More information regarding our coming round of meetups! If you live in or near one of these cities, I hope you can join other readers. Past participants have said they very much enjoyed the chance to get in contact with like-minded people and enjoy the discussions.

The dates for all meetups are confirmed. Local readers are still working on venue suggestions for Milwaukee and Minneapolis. The existing Minneapolis group is on the case; for Milwaukee, suggestions are welcome. Decent access (car and public transportation) is important, along with ability to reserve of commandeer a section of the venue and decent noise level. Irish pubs have worked well. Food is a plus but not required.

The DC, Boston, and Milwaukee meetups will start at 5:00 and run to at least 8:00 PM. Minneapolis may start a bit earlier based on the recommendation of the organizers.

Washington DC:

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday April 12, 2019

Marriott Metro Center
775 12th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

The Marriott is at 775 12th Street NW, which is close to several Metro stops:

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Matt Stoller will join us from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in DC, so I hope you can make it!

In Boston, we are meeting at 49 Social, the same spot as in 2017. We have reserved the upstairs, which gave us lots of room and therefore ease of mingling.


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (based on past experience, we’ll almost certainly go later)
Thursday April 25, 2019

49 Social
49 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111

As you can see below, 49 Social is near stops for the Red, Orange and Green lines.

See you soon!

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  1. Brooklin Bridge

    Alas, can’t make it in April. All the best…

    And Yves, so sorry about your cat!

  2. Anthony K Wikrent

    Where in the Marriott will the DC meet up be?

    Anyone from or coming through Raleigh Durham NC area interested in car pooling?

    Text me at 571 233 7911

  3. jcourtright

    Is anyone working on this for Milwaukee? We live out to the west and don’t eat out that often, nor stay in hotels. About how many people might be coming? We do know that the Water Street Brewery has a back room that would hold at least 20+, and not be very noisy. There is a bus line, I think, and the (free) streetcar is also not far away. Parking is available in a couple of nearby parking structures, although if you are a typical Milwaukee-an you park on the street (meters are only operated until 6pm, after which it is free.) Maybe anyone interested could reply directly to us at and we could all work on this.

    1. Yves Smith Post author

      Thanks for the advice and offer to help. That sounds great. I have no idea how many would be attending, but 12-20 is a good guess. If you could get a reservation it would be VERY much appreciated.

  4. Scott1

    The one in Washington looks fairly close to the Fed or the Treasury.
    If I had the money to pay for all the necessary things that would enable
    an education event in front of those two buildings, that’s what I would
    pay for.

    Such things on TV are what change the mental landscape.

    The meet-ups do a fine job of uniting individuals, and with
    too much beer or too much coffee contribute to revolutions.

    Michael McFaul says that Revolution in the US is impossible because
    it has mature institutions. I see the Institutions as made immature
    since led by ideologues & theocrats have taken so much control.
    It is a counter revolution we want anyway. Meaning we want
    the FDR America.

    Sociology says that to be real an organization, must possess
    real territory. Hence I suggest a bit of conversation concerning
    a Naked Capitalism Institution to compete with say the Hoover Institute
    or Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC.

    How many of the readers oppose the Privatization Washington Consensus
    as it was sold to Yeltsin and returns to America with added vigor?

    Basically I am sorry that I do not have travel money, or I’d be there.
    Thanks, Russell/Scott1

  5. John

    I moved to DC after the last meetup there in 2017 so missed that and just recently moved to Seattle, so I missed last summer’s meetup there. I hope to be able to attend an NC meetup some day!

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