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Talks on 'Net, libertarianism scheduled

A Technology and Culture Forum next week will address financial issues surrounding the fast-growing Internet. "Feeway or Freeway? Economics of the Internet" will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 4pm in Rm 34-101.

Panelists will be David Clark, senior research scientist in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a primary architect of the Internet in the early 1980s, and Hal Varian, an economist at the University of California at Berkeley. The moderator will be Robert Metcalfe (SB '68), inventor of Ethernet, founder of 3Com Corp. and vice president for technology at International Data Group. The public is welcome.

Charles Murray, author of What It Means to be a Libertarian: A Personal Interpretation, will give a talk of the same title tonight at 7pm in the Tang Center (Building E51). Mr. Murray-the Bradley Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute who is also well known as co-author of The Bell Curve-will argue that the concept of personal liberty as set forth by the Founding Fathers has nearly disappeared, and he will offer a vision for reducing government and addressing many pressing national problems. He earned the BA in history from Harvard and the PhD in political science from MIT.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 15, 1997.

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