​March                     Meeting # 497
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To Disquiet the Minds of the People
The original College of Complexes has been meeting in Chicago, IL, since January 6, 1951: wwwcollegeofcomplexes.org
Celebrating Meeting # 3,333 on July 11th.
Occupy Your Mind
Established Feb. 28, 2009
Weekly Free Speech Forum  
College of Complexes
The Playground for People Who Think                          
Statement on Free Speech
Our constitution and laws encourage the freest possible exchange of opinions, ideas, and information.  In part, that recognizes our worth and dignity as human beings.  To forbid us to speak our minds demeans us and makes us more like slaves or robots than citizens of a free country.  But as important as freedom of expression is for us as individuals, it is perhaps more important to society at large.
1.  Presentation by Guest Speaker
2.  Questions and Answers
3.  Remarks and Rebuttals  
     (5 minutes each / infamous)
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All meeting are open to the public.  No reservations are required. The college maintains no memberhsip, and is operated on a volunteer basis.
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Tom Berry tomberry1@att.net  (214) 738-3386 (cell)
John Beesley johnb001@airmail.net 972-931-7770 (cell)
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​March                     Meeting # 496
Absurd Ideas Give Rise to Absurd Results
Dr. John Beesley, English born Author, retired after a long career with Xerox, (educated at London's Imperial College and the University of Dallas, BSc, DIC, MBA, PhD), will discuss how when the mercantile system was displaced by the capitalist system in the late 18th century, a set of ideas were gathered together by Adam Smith to produce what is known today as "classical economics". He argues that the great depression of the 1930's was inexplicable by this classical theory. John contends that the notions of Laissez-faire are so appealing to right wing fantasists that they are bandied about as "self evident truths". He will show that these fantasies are not self evident and are certainly not true, although these falsehoods are still taught today in the most prestigious US universities. John concludes that the results are almost comical - in the last 40 years the US has sabotaged itself under economic and political myths that are patently absurd.

College of Complexes, Dallas, Meetings Canceled until further notice, due to coronavirus outbreak and order from Dallas County to suspend meeting over 10 people who are age 60 or greater, as being high risk if contacting same.