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The new Learn Liberty blog will cover a wide range of topics connected to Students For Liberty’s pillars. Our goal is to host a growing library of informative pieces on issues such as economics, philosophy, history, and human rights, in addition to commentary on current events relevant to the liberty movement.
Liberty

A new beginning for the Learn Liberty blog

This month, the time has finally come for the Learn Liberty blog to experience a new beginning! In the three years since Students For Liberty acquired the Learn Liberty brand, we have made great strides in developing powerful new video content. As part of the next steps to utilize this brand, the Learn Liberty website, which already hosts an extensive library of engaging written content, will now serve as the home of Students For Liberty’s global blog.  Following this transition, the Students For Liberty website will serve primarily as a platform for organizational updates and information

The past couple of decades may have suggested that China’s competent, authoritarian style of governance may be an alternative model for the world. However, today one can only help but see a regime faced with the consequences of its actions with a slim off ramp to preserve progress and power at the same time.
Civil Liberties

Checking in on China: why hard times lie ahead

If the leadup to 2020 was the period of an ascendant China, today should be dubbed the period of an embattled China. It has seen breakneck economic growth,

Around the world, many countries, including the United States, are seeing inflation rates rise higher than we’ve seen in a generation. Yet there are a number of myths going around about inflation that many people believe.
Basic Economics

Five myths about inflation

Around the world, many countries, including the United States, are seeing inflation rates rise higher than we’ve seen in a generation. Yet there are

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Do not let fear of being different or the assumption of ‘cancel culture’ define you or your college experience. You are entitled as much as anyone one else to express your view in a courteous and intelligent way; let the chips fall where they may.
Education

Speak up! Overcoming the anxiety of free speech on campus

Do not let fear of being different or the assumption of ‘cancel culture’ define you or your college experience. You are entitled as much as anyone one else to express your view in a courteous and intelligent way; let the chips fall where they may.

Neoliberalism and libertarianism share many common principles despite meaning different things to different people. But what is neoliberalism in reality — and how does it relate to classical liberalism and libertarianism?
Free Markets and Capitalism

Neoliberalism and libertarianism

Neoliberalism and libertarianism share many common principles despite meaning different things to different people. But what is neoliberalism in reality — and how does it relate to classical liberalism and libertarianism?

Those who care about the ideas of liberty represented by the Gadsden flag must resist its co-option by forces that are completely at odds with what it stands for. The truth about its classical liberal origins must prevail.
Civil Liberties

The Gadsden flag: a historic symbol rooted in classical liberalism

Those who care about the ideas of liberty represented by the Gadsden flag must resist its co-option by forces that are completely at odds with what it stands for. The truth about its classical liberal origins must prevail.

Announcement

What to expect at LibertyCon International 2022

Students For Liberty invites you to our flagship event, LibertyCon International, in Miami on October 14-15, 2022. Here is some of what we have in store…

It’s time for a broader discussion about why national divorce is not a pro-liberty solution. Fundamentally, for any change in the structure of government to be pro-liberty, it must move us towards more individual liberty, not away.
Civil Liberties

National divorce is not a pro-liberty solution

It’s time for a broader discussion about why national divorce is not a pro-liberty solution. Fundamentally, for any change in the structure of government to be pro-liberty, it must move us towards more individual liberty, not away.

The new Learn Liberty blog will cover a wide range of topics connected to Students For Liberty’s pillars. Our goal is to host a growing library of informative pieces on issues such as economics, philosophy, history, and human rights, in addition to commentary on current events relevant to the liberty movement.
Liberty

A new beginning for the Learn Liberty blog

The new Learn Liberty blog will cover a wide range of topics connected to Students For Liberty’s pillars. Our goal is to host a growing library of informative pieces and offer commentary on current events relevant to the liberty movement.

The past couple of decades may have suggested that China’s competent, authoritarian style of governance may be an alternative model for the world. However, today one can only help but see a regime faced with the consequences of its actions with a slim off ramp to preserve progress and power at the same time.
Civil Liberties

Checking in on China: why hard times lie ahead

The past couple of decades may have suggested that China’s competent, authoritarian style of governance may be an alternative model for the world. However, the regime is now faced with the consequences of its actions with a slim off ramp to preserve progress and power at the same time.

Once again, Americans are at each other's throats, ready to fight over extremely partisan lines. Typically, this opens opportunities for the liberty movement, but our discourse has its own problems
Free Speech

Pro-liberty discourse needs to be practical and relatable

Once again, Americans are at each other’s throats, ready to fight over extremely partisan lines. Typically, this opens opportunities for the liberty movement, but our discourse has its own problems

Friends of liberty are united by a common interest in peacefully building a freer society that champions liberty for all.
Free Will and Moral Responsibility

The libertarian personality: a quick guide to the best friends you’ve yet to meet

Friends of liberty are united by a common interest in peacefully building a freer society that champions liberty for all.

If a federal gas tax holiday is implemented, it should be made permanent.
Basic Economics

Why the gas tax holiday should be made permanent

America needs to address its infrastructure woes, but a regressive tax with a disproportionate impact on those who can least afford it is not the way to go about finding solutions. If a federal gas tax holiday is implemented, it should be made permanent.

According to a survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation, the cost of an average 4th of July feast is up by 17 percent from 2021. Why is this?
Basic Economics

Why was this year’s 4th of July cookout so expensive?

According to a survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation, the cost of an average 4th of July feast is up by 17 percent from 2021. Why is this?

What is the libertarian position on abortion? The answer is not so simple. Abortion is a divisive issue in pro-liberty circles: some are staunchly pro-choice while others are staunchly pro-life. Yet, the various libertarian positions on abortion follow a similar moral logic.
Ethics

The libertarian position on abortion

What is the libertarian position on abortion? The answer is not so simple. Abortion is a divisive issue in pro-liberty circles: some are staunchly pro-choice while others are staunchly pro-life. Yet, the various libertarian positions on abortion follow a similar moral logic.

There's a reason why Partygate, involving senior British politicians such as PM Boris Johnson, hits a particularly raw nerve with the public
Civil Liberties

Boris Johnson and Partygate: when politicians think they’re above the law

There’s a reason why Partygate, involving senior British politicians such as PM Boris Johnson, hits a particularly raw nerve with the public

Freedom of speech during wartime is crucial for transparency. If this right doesn't apply during wartime, does it even exist in any meaningful sense?
Censorship

We cannot let freedom of speech become a casualty of war

Freedom of speech during wartime is crucial for transparency. If this right doesn’t apply during wartime, does it even exist in any meaningful sense?

The factions people ally with are going through a dramatic change, but what is driving this political realignment and what does it mean for liberty?
Democracy and Voting

The ongoing political realignment is a great opportunity for liberty

The factions people ally with are going through a dramatic change, but what is driving this political realignment and what does it mean for liberty?

The right to privacy and freedom of contract are not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution but are essential to our personal privacy and dignity
Civil Liberties

The U.S. Constitution and the right to privacy

The right to privacy and freedom of contract are not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution but are essential to our personal privacy and dignity

I am one of the few public school teachers who wishes to see the government out of our classrooms. We need libertarian solutions in education.
Education

A public school teacher’s plea for libertarian solutions

I am one of the few public school teachers who wishes to see the government out of our classrooms. We need libertarian solutions in education.

Despite a myriad of evidence, Russia claims the Ukrainians faked the atrocities in Bucha as a false flag. Sadly, many in the West buy this narrative
Human Rights

No, the atrocities in Bucha are not a false flag

Despite a myriad of evidence, Russia claims that the Ukrainians faked the atrocities in Bucha as a false flag attack. Sadly, many in the West buy this narrative.

Around the world, many countries, including the United States, are seeing inflation rates rise higher than we’ve seen in a generation. Yet there are a number of myths going around about inflation that many people believe.
Basic Economics

Five myths about inflation

In order to be able to address the root problems of inflation, we need to dispel some common myths. Here are our top five picks:

Health Care

Five myths about healthcare

Healthcare in the United States is Pandora’s Box: even the mere thought of it releases physical and emotional curses upon policymakers.

When we think of terms such as capitalism, individualism, or selfishness, one name comes to mind: Ayn Rand. But what makes Rand so significant?
Ethics

What makes Ayn Rand so significant

When we think of terms such as capitalism, individualism, or selfishness, one name comes to mind: Ayn Rand. But what makes Rand so significant?

In response to the Freedom Convoy, Justin Tudeau’s government has invoked new powers with extremely serious implications.
Civil Liberties

Freedom Convoy: Justin Trudeau chooses repression over removing mandates

In response to the Freedom Convoy, Justin Tudeau’s government has invoked new powers with extremely serious implications.

Is free expression only an instrumental good, i.e., good because it results in good consequences? Or is it intrinsically good, in and of itself? The answer is both.
Free Speech

Why free speech is good ― in 300 words

Is free expression only an instrumental good, i.e., good because it results in good consequences? Or is it intrinsically good, in and of itself? The answer is both.

Modernity is unthinkable without capitalism, yet Ayn Rand defined capitalism as an unknown ideal, one whose benefits people did not understand
Economics

Modernity is unthinkable without capitalism

Modernity is unthinkable without capitalism, yet Ayn Rand defined capitalism as an unknown ideal, one whose benefits people did not understand