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David Bahnsen Book Launch & Luncheon: “Crisis of Responsibility”

Feb 20th 201811:30 to 01:00Penn Club of New York, 30 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, USA

On Tuesday, February 20, hear Brian Brenberg interview David Bahnsen about his new book, Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It at the Penn Club of New York.



All tickets include admission to the luncheon and a copy of Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It.

Event Timeline:

11:30 AM – Welcome & Book Signing
12:00 PM – Luncheon
12:20 PM – Crisis of Responsibility Talk
12:35 PM – Q&A with David Bahnsen
12:50 PM – Book Signing Resumes

Visiting the Penn Club of New York:

Click here for information about visiting the Penn Club of New York, including directions and parking options. Attendees are encouraged to dress up for this special occasion in accordance with the Penn Club’s dress code. Traditional business attire (jackets and neckties for men, equally appropriate attire for women) is required for entry.


David L. Bahnsen, CFP®, CIMA® is the founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer of The Bahnsen Group, a bi-coastal private wealth management firm with offices in Newport Beach, CA and New York City, managing over $1.25 billion in client assets. David has been named as one of Barron’s America’s Top 1,200 Advisors, as well as Forbes Top 250 Advisors and Financial Times Top 300 Advisors in America. He is a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business and is a regular contributor to National Review and World magazine.

David serves on the Board of Directors for the National Review Institute, The King’s College in New York City, and is a founding Trustee for Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County. He is the Senior Fellow of Economics for the Center for Cultural Leadership, and a long-time faculty member for both the Acton Institute and the Blackstone Fellowship of the Alliance Defending Freedom.

David is passionate about the integration of faith and economics, and has lectured and written for years about a theology of wealth and the marketplace. He responds to the term, “Kuyperian,” is deeply appreciative of Tim Keller and Father Robert Sirico, and has read more systematic theology than any human should ever read. His late father, Dr. Greg Bahnsen, was a renowned Christian apologist, and was David’s personal hero and mentor.

David’s true passions include anything related to USC football, the financial markets, politics, and his house in the desert. His ultimate passions are his lovely wife of 16+ years, Joleen, their gorgeous and brilliant children, sons Mitchell and Graham, and daughter Sadie, and the life they’ve created together in Newport Beach and Manhattan. David spends 18-20 waking hours per day thinking about the free and virtuous society.


The left and right have gone to great lengths to blame the problems plaguing our society but neither Washington DC, Wall Street, Mexico, China, the Feds, nor the media are the cause of our problems—nor are they the cure.

Across the globe a “revolt” of sorts is taking place against elitism. No more will big government, big media, big banks, big bureaucracy, and big institutions hold the secret nuggets of truth and dictate our lives and fortunes. Financial markets, political punditry, and cultural leaders are all scrambling to react to the rise of the often disenfranchised.

But what happens after all the bogeymen have been vanquished? What if opposing the incompetence of the European Union, the biases of the American media, the corruption of crony capitalism, the arrogance of political power brokers, and allegedly unfair global trade deals is not enough?

The key to American prosperity in this new era of populism is for moral people to make responsibility matter again by renewing personal virtue and form lasting, mediating institutions that will trump the elitist bogeymen and scapegoats for generations to come.

If we fail as individual Americans to address this core crisis of responsibility, we have only ourselves to blame for what happens next.

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