The Bastiat Society, a nonprofit economics group, will offer a free round-table discussion on "What a change in D.C. means for local business" at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Harbour Club in Charleston.

Featured panelists are Nick Gillespie, editor in chief of Reason.TV and Reason.com, and Matt Welch of the Los Angeles-based Reason Foundation.

To attend the reception following the roundtable, go to www.bastiatsociety.com to register. Tickets to the reception are $20, increasing to $30 after Oct. 7. Bastiat Society and South Carolina Policy Council members can attend the reception for free.