Alex McHugh

August 17, 2017

Crony Economy: More Mises, Less Keynes

The following is a guest submission from Ronaldo Campos Carneiro. Ronaldo Campos Carneiro is a production engineer, a former professor of USP/PUC. A former negotiator of Brazilian projects with the World Bank and IDB “We believe that special deals from governments with politically connected individuals, businesses and powerful political interests destroy the marketplace. These favors, though often sold to the public as “regulations” or “works programs,” are usually vehicles for some to take resources from the many. When powerful interests are permitted to use the coercive power of the state for private ends, there is no end to the economic destruction that can be wrought. We are for freedom, transparency, opportunity, and honest markets. We are against crony capitalism.” — Nick Sorrentino, Co-Founder AgainstCronyCapitalism.org Politicians and bureaucrats, sometimes […]
August 15, 2017

SFL Around the World: July 2017

Here’s what SFL-ers around the world accomplished this July: LibertyCon International Continues to Attract Big Speakers! The LibertyCon International line-up continues to grow! Additions this month include Canadian member of parliament Maxime “Mad Max” Bernier and President & CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Johnny C. Taylor. LibertyCon is many things, but most importantly, it’s a place for liberty-lovers of all ages to meet, plan, learn, and have fun.  Take it from Natalie Le, a Campus Coordinator at Harvard University and an SFL veteran: “LibertyCon is the best conference for liberty-minded individuals world-wide. I learned from top-notch speakers and networked with passionate students and professionals, who deeply care about creating value in society. The content and life-long friendships I’ve made helped me to become the student leader that I am now.” […]
August 12, 2017

South Asia:
July 2017 Update

SFL South Asia JULY 2017 UPDATE South Asia Selects A New Batch of Local Coordinators The Local Coordinators are a significant aspect of the liberty movement in South Asia. From conducting events, to organising Colloquia – a majority of the groundwork is done with their support. After a rigorous academic training which laster for five weeks, South Asia selected her new batch of Local Coordinators, consisting of 85 applicants from across the South Asian diaspora. These applicants come from a variety of countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and India. A majority of the cities in these countries, have not had any representation from SFL previously and we are glad that we have been able to expand the movement to these areas. Currently, […]
August 12, 2017

North America:
July 2017 Update

SFL North America JULY 2017 UPDATE SFL Day of Service Sunday, July 9th Students For Liberty held our first SFL Day of Service! Our #SFLGivesBack project gave our student leaders across the United States and Canada the chance to come together and show the value of civil society! The event took place in six major U.S. cities – Anchorage, Columbus, Salt Lake City, Madison, Lubbock, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.   The SFL D.C. squad right before our #SFLGivesBack event yesterday! @sfliberty pic.twitter.com/5i6b8Nv7X3 — Charlie Gers (@CharlieGers) July 10, 2017 When the event was over, our student leaders had the opportunity to feed hundreds in need, as well as pass out cold water and toiletries. We had a wonderful time helping others, and this experience serviced […]
July 26, 2017

Students Get Fired Up for Fall at FreedomFest

An update from North American Communications Chair Savannah Lindquist.  On July 19-22, Students For Liberty attended the 10th annual FreedomFest, known as the “world’s largest gathering of free minds,” at the Paris Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our student ambassadors had a wonderful time introducing attendees to Students For Liberty’s mission, meeting speakers, and experiencing everything FreedomFest  had to offer! Many of our student leaders, myself included, had the pleasure of meeting many of FreedomFest’s attendees at our booth. We really enjoyed getting to know so many liberty-minded people! We passed out our stickers, literature, pens, and other swag, but our “Less Marx More Mises” t-shirts got the most attention! You can buy one here! Congressman Thomas Massie and Congressman Justin Amash both showed their […]
July 17, 2017

Indonesia: Asia Pacific SFL Conference – August 18-20

July 16, 2017

Puerto Rico: Liberty International World Conference (LAST CHANCE) – August 8-12

Need a little more liberty in your summer? There’s just a little time left to register for the Liberty International World Conference, taking place in Puerto Rico from August 8th-12th! The 34th World Conference of Liberty International, brings together an impressive roster of libertarian intellectuals from around the world. Students can take advantage of reduced prices — just $75 for all three days — and the conference organizers have made is easy to combine your conference experience with a vacation getaway in beautiful Puerto Rico! Check out the conference site for more information: Our World Conference will give you the opportunity to meet fellow liberty-lovers from around the world, make new friends, enjoy intellectual stimulation from many of the world’s top international speakers, and do it […]
July 14, 2017

SFL Around the World: June 2017

Here’s what SFL-ers around the world accomplished this June: Charter Teams In Southeast Asia, our leaders have been busy preparing for no less than three major events: Two regional conferences in the Philippines (July 21-22) and Korea (July 29) plus the eagerly-awaited Asia-Pacific Conference in Indonesia (August 18-20). Still, besides all the regular meetings, we have witnessed the formation of a new group that held their kick-off event just a few days ago. “LGBT Rights and Market Capitalism – Friend or Foe?” organized by SFL Singapore, drew over 50 students, despite the lack of well-known speaker. And let’s not forget to mention that the new training for the Charter Teams Program was finished and uploaded – why not apply today? See more here! Africa On […]
July 14, 2017

South Asia:
June 2017 Update

SFL South Asia MAY & JUNE 2017 UPDATE The newly appointed Executive Board of South Asia spent the month of May undertaking their Leadership Training at the SFL Academy. At the end of the month, on May 27 and 28, the Executive Board Retreat was held in the beautiful district of Alapuzha in Kerala. The scenic beauty of the place, and the serenity of the sea only added to the super charged Executive Board of 2017-18. The strategic plans for the upcoming year were laid down, keeping in mind the ever growing number of applications for the Local Coordinator Program which we were receiving side by side. Additionally, South Asia decided to take up a mixed structure for the Executive Board this year, which includes Tracks […]
July 14, 2017

SFL On Air

June 28, 2017

LibertyCon 2018

June 13, 2017

African Programs Manager

Organization Students For Liberty (SFL) is the largest libertarian student organization in the world with student leaders spanning well over 100 countries on every inhabited continent. Our mission is to educate, develop, and empower the next generation of leaders of liberty. We accomplish this through a strategy of empowerment, identifying the top student leaders and training them to be agents of change in their communities. Position Summary Students For Liberty is currently seeking a passionate and professional individual to serve as African Programs Manager. This is a full-time position managing and executing the strategic plan for SFL programs in Africa. This role requires volunteer management experience, program management experience, and expert ability to keep a team engaged, motivated, and results focused. The African Programs Manager […]