Lunch and Learn Series
Bethany McLean on "Why Does the US Government Want Fannie and Freddie Dead?"
Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were created by Congress to serve the American Dream of homeownership. By the end of the century, they had become extremely profitable and powerful companies, instrumental in putting millions of Americans in their homes. So why does the government now want them dead? Journalist and best-selling author Bethany McLean will discuss her new book, Shaky Ground: The Strange Saga of the US Mortgage Giants.
Talk followed by Q&A and book signing. $5 tickets include Museum admission; members and students free. Register today.
Evening Lecture Series
Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller on "Phishing for Phools"
Thursday, October 8, 2015, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Ever since Adam Smith, the central teaching of economics has been that free markets provide us with material well-being, as if by an invisible hand. In Phishing for Phools, Nobel Prize–winning economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller deliver a fundamental challenge to this insight, arguing that markets harm as well as help us. Rather than being essentially benign and always creating the greater good, markets are inherently filled with tricks and traps and will “phish” us as “phools.”
Talk will be followed by Q&A, book signing and reception. Admission is free for Museum members and students, or $15 for non-members. Register today.
Event of Interest
5th Annual Wall Street Collectors Bourse
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 12:00 PM to Saturday, October 24, 2015 3:00 PM
The Wall Street Collectors Bourse will be held in the Museum's Grand Mezzanine exhibit hall. Dealers will trade, sell and tell stories about their coins, certificates, currency, medals, autographs and other collectibles. Archives International will hold an auction of financial memorabilia on Saturday, October 24. Museum admission will be FREE during show and auction.
Thursday, October 22, 12pm–6pm
Friday, October 23, 10am-5pm
Saturday, October 24, 10am-3pm (auction at 10:30am)
Show information: www.wallstreetbourse.com or 203-292-6819
Auction information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-944-4800
Thomas Tesoriero on "Gold of the 12 Caesars"
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thomas Tesoriero, a professional numismatist and coin dealer for more than 50 years, will speak on his rare collection of ancient gold coins featuring the "12 Caesars" of Rome. This set of coins is one of the most challenging to collect and features the images of 12 rulers of Rome, including the dictator Julius Caesar and the first 11 Roman emperors.
Talk will be followed by Q&A. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Value Investing Conference
Berkshire Hathaway 50th Anniversary Symposium
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
The Museum and the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) will co-host a full-day symposium at the Museum commemorating the 50th anniversary of Berkshire Hathaway. Featured speakers include Byron Trott, Seth Klarman, Bill Ackman, Carol Loomis and many other prominent investors, managers and financial writers.
Tickets and Admission
General admission: $325
Current MoAF and NYSSA members: $125
Please note: NYSSA members should e-mail email@example.com to receive promo code for discounted admission. Students must present valid student ID at event check-in. Admission includes continental breakfast and lunch. Register today.