A libertarian’s opposition to American military involvement in this war should not be because of edgy nonsense about Russia being provoked, or the historically ignorant idea that Ukraine is only defending itself because it’s taking orders from the West.
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.
Another Pride Month full of celebrations all over the world has come and gone. If not for the FDA, there would’ve been hundreds of thousands more people celebrating. Its role during the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s was one of obstruction: simply put, the FDA made it harder for pharmaceutical companies to develop and market […]
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.
As the U.S. awaits — and debates — the Supreme Court’s potential overturn of Roe v. Wade, the 14th Amendment is front and center in the national jurisprudence conversation. The 14th has long provided the basis for abortion rights — and many other rights. But legally speaking, it might not have been the strongest basis […]
The redemption arc around LGBTQ+ rights in Ireland shows the possibility of rapid social change in favor of greater liberty.
With Juneteenth approaching and now a federal holiday, it’s clear the last decade’s nationwide protests against police violence were effective — at least to some extent. Of course, they stood on the shoulders of broader and even more successful movements: Abolition in the 19th century and Civil Rights in the 20th. What characteristics, if any, […]
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?
Amid the worst economic crisis in Sri Lankan history, people have taken to the streets like never before, uniting in the face of adversity
Brazil is a massive country with a TON of natural resources. So… Why isn’t Brazil Rich? It even has the most important resource: more than 200 million hard-working, innovative people.. Yet Brazil remains poor, especially relative to the United States and European powers. This video seeks to answer the obvious question: Why? There’s a clear […]
In this collaboration, Learn Liberty and Students For Liberty Brasil will take you on a journey. The starting point of that journey: All those times you heard that we need the government to protect the poor. Here we will explode that narrative. Here, we will expose the ugly underside of the story that no politician […]
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.
How did healthcare in the U.S. get so messy, convoluted, and inefficient? Why is it so hard to know what a simple visit to the doctor — let alone a surgery — will cost?
Believe it or not, there IS an immigration policy that can credibly be called conservative. It’s a policy follows the examples of other English-speaking countries, and one that would reward skill and effort while protecting the institutions that have made America great. It also acknowledges that freedom’s strongest advocates come from places where freedom was […]
Does immigration to the United States change American culture? Are immigrants more or less patriotic than natives? Is it easier or harder for immigrants to assimilate in the 2020s than it was in the 1920s? Economic writer and researcher Daniel DiMartino was born in Venezuela but now lives in the US. In Part 1 of […]
If you feel constrained by the Democrat/Republican, liberal/conservative divide, you might be a Libertarian. And if that’s the case, Learn Liberty’s wide-ranging Philosophy 201 & 202 courses is for you.
In this introductory video, Peter Jaworski, Assistant Teaching Professor at Georgetown University, and Chris Freiman, Associate Professor at William and Mary University lay out a brief syllabus, defining Libertarianism as a political philosophy that regards individual liberty as the morally appropriate and legitimate priority for political institutions.
There’s a reason the very first amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects freedom of speech (and there’s a reason it’s the first right authoritarian governments try to restrict). In many ways, free speech enables all other aspects and rights of a free society.
In Session 8 of our Law 201 series, Robert Corn-Revere, Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in Washington, D.C., walks us through the basics of first amendment law in the U.S. and similar free speech protection in Europe.
Now that the war is over and American troops have withdrawn, how should U.S. policy treat refugees from Afghanistan? After all, the U.S. spent 20 years there and it ended in perhaps the least organized, most disastrous pullout in the history of human combat — but what, if anything, can still be salvaged?
In this video, we lay out a clear argument in favor of an open-borders policy from both an economic and a moral perspective.
The Chinese regime inherently rejects the ideas and values of individual liberty, meaningful economic freedom, transparency and human rights
Is immigration bad for the United States in 2021? Should the southern border be closed? Should we “build the wall,” as former President Donald Trump suggested?
Part 1 of Learn Liberty’s immigration series, “Why Should Conservatives Embrace Immigration?” tackles the stereotypical narratives around immigration from a Libertarian perspective — and from a statistical one.
As economic writer and researcher Daniel DiMartino describes, the economy doesn’t have a fixed number of jobs, and preventing highly skilled immigrants from entering the United States will only persuade companies to move those jobs elsewhere.
As debate rages around vaccine passports and vaccine mandates, libertarians and freedom-minded people are wondering where to stand and what to believe. Is there justification for government mandates? Can governments round people up and force them to get vaccinated? What rights and choices do individuals have during the Covid-19 pandemic? This video seeks to contextualize those questions.
We spoke with Christian Watson, about LGBTQ+ allyship and how socialists have not always been true allies to the cause.
George Ayittey, president of the Free Africa Foundation, talks about the myths of socialists countries in Africa. They are not consequences of the indigenous forms of local government but brought on by colonizers. The reason for the mistake is that the basic economic and social unit for traditional African societies is different from the Western […]
Five people share their true stories. We interviewed 5 people about their experiences of being under lockdown in Brazil, Nigeria, Greece, India, and the United States. This video tells some of their stories and ideas of how extreme measures have been used by governments everywhere to contain the pandemic – and how much it has […]