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Lower taxes are also known to contribute to long-term economic growth, and after enduring so many economic setbacks, this would be the best chance millennials have of being able to secure a brighter future.
Taxing

Why millennials should want lower taxes

The millennial generation, typically defined as those of us born from 1981 to 1996, is well-known for, on average, supporting economic policies deemed as progressive, and being in favor of generous social programs, even if that means being made to pay more in taxes. Seeking to establish themselves amid the tumultuous economic landscape of the early 21st century, millennials have faced - and continue to face - unique economic challenges that are different to those faced by previous generations.  Naturally, millennials feel hard done by. Especially when considering how much average housing

Student loan debt forgiveness can be characterized as a regressive policy in that it disproportionately benefits higher income households at the expense of working-class taxpayers who are already struggling. Besides, Biden's plan does nothing to address the root causes of soaring tuition fees
Education

Student loan debt forgiveness is not the sunshine and rainbows we think

Rising student debt is one of those issues that crops up every few years and is still grossly misunderstood. The cost of living crisis has been a catalyst

The pursuit of profit in the free market is often cited as the main cause of environmental disasters and poor environmental quality, leading to a lot of blame placed on entrepreneurs. However, this is certainly not set in stone. Indeed, the pursuit of profit can actually protect the environment, rather than devastate it.
Environment

How the profit motive can protect the environment

The pursuit of profit in the free market is often cited as the main cause of environmental disasters and poor environmental quality, leading to a lot of

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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.
Liberty

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.
Taxing

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.

Given the various shortcomings associated with central planning, market-based solutions are extremely important in addressing climate change. Due to their sensitivity to geographic and technological differences across society, market-based solutions ought to be an important part of any solution.
Environment

Market-based solutions to climate change

Given the various shortcomings associated with central planning, market-based solutions are extremely important in addressing climate change. Due to their sensitivity to geographic and technological differences across society, market-based solutions ought to be an important part of any solution.

Students For Liberty’s Director of Alumni Programs, Jorge Jraissati, gives his thoughts on the ideology of Vladimir Putin, its history, and its ongoing effects.
Civil Liberties

On Putinism, the ideology

Students For Liberty’s Director of Alumni Programs, Jorge Jraissati, gives his thoughts on the ideology of Vladimir Putin, its history, and its ongoing effects.

The redemption arc around LGBTQ+ rights in Ireland shows the possibility of rapid social change in favor of greater liberty.
Civil Liberties

LGBTQ+ rights in Ireland: a redemption arc

The redemption arc around LGBTQ+ rights in Ireland shows the possibility of rapid social change in favor of greater liberty.

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?

There is a more sinister reason for the overlap between junk food and cheap food. Government subsidies of the ingredients that are the hallmarks of unhealthy food are nudging Americans toward junk food and fueling the obesity epidemic.
Lobbying & Special Interests

How the government is fueling the obesity epidemic

There is a more sinister reason for the overlap between junk food and cheap food. Government subsidies of the ingredients that are the hallmarks of unhealthy food are nudging Americans toward junk food and fueling the obesity epidemic.

Unfortunately, a free market is not something that appears overnight, so what do we say to those who do not have equal opportunities as things stand?
Basic Economics

Can limited forms of welfare enhance freedom in the short term?

Unfortunately, a free market is not something that appears overnight, so what do we say to those who do not have equal opportunities as things stand?

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 KGB still runs Russia. In its structure of power, the same organization that inflicted terror in Soviet times is still calling the shots
Censorship

The KGB still runs Russia and always has

The KGB still runs Russia. In its structure of power, the same organization that inflicted terror in Soviet times is still calling the shots.

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

The brutality and totalitarianism that Orwell portrays in 1984 remains a far-off nightmare for much of the world. But not all of the world.
Censorship

1984 is as relevant as ever in 2022

The brutality and totalitarianism that Orwell portrays in 1984 remains a far-off nightmare for much of the world. But not all of the world.

Only in a society which treasures and protects the precious right to free speech can we move the truth forward and shed light on disinformation
Censorship

Free speech, fake news, and society’s search for truth

Only in a society which treasures and protects the precious right to free speech can we move the truth forward and shed light on disinformation

Amid the worst economic crisis in Sri Lankan history, people have taken to the streets like never before, uniting in the face of adversity
Civil Liberties

Sri Lankans unite in the face of government-induced adversity

Amid the worst economic crisis in Sri Lankan history, people have taken to the streets like never before, uniting in the face of adversity

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.

What will Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter actually mean for the future of social media and free speech online? What changes can we expect?
Free Speech

What Elon Musk buying Twitter means for social media and free speech

What will Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter actually mean for the future of social media and free speech online? What changes can we expect?