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March 29, 2017

Russian Student Uprising: For Liberty, Against Putin

The first generation to grow up under Putin seems to oppose his politics, as Sunday’s protests across the country show. And it was not all about Navalny and Medvedev. Next year, Russia will be holding a presidential election and those born in 2000 will be voting for the first time in their lives. Tomorrow’s 18-year-olds were born when Vladimir Putin was already the head of state, they went to school during his second term and graduated under Putin as well. In other words, they have never seen any other person in charge of the country — except, well, Dmitry Medvedev, the current prime minister. But even teenagers are not naive enough to have any doubts as of who the real “tsar” has always been. A […]
March 28, 2017

Ryan Khurana
United Kingdom

SFL SUCCESS STORY: Ryan Khurana European Students For Liberty Studying in the UK and looking towards the future of liberty Ryan Khurana is a 20 year old Canadian studying PPE in Manchester. While in Canada, he maintained a comic book store which developed his business sense and entrepreneurial interests. He is an active debater at his university, participating in numerous public debates against researchers, professors, and political campaigners. While at the university, he has written regularly for numerous student publications on topics such as homelessness, health care, economic research, and geopolitics. He formerly managed a student-led extreme poverty charity in Manchester, a subsidiary of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, which addressed homelessness, old-age poverty, at-risk youths, and the adult disabled in the city. He […]
March 26, 2017

The Evidence Does Not Lie: Prosperity is Conquering the World by Leaps and Bounds

In a 2015 poll carried out by YouGov, an international market research firm, on the state of the world, 71 percent of the respondents were convinced that the world was becoming a worse place, whereas only 5 percent thought that living standards were improving across the world. Similarly, in an interview for the newspaper La Stampa, Pope Francis gave a pessimistic account of the situation of the world by claiming that “in absolute terms the world’s wealth has grown, but inequality and poverty have arisen.” Both testimonies are included in Johan Norberg’s new book Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future. In Progress, Norberg, a Swedish economist and Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, tries to debunk a widely-accepted myth of our days, […]
March 22, 2017

Job Opportunity:
Human Rights Foundation

The following is a message from our friends at the Human Rights Foundation. Human Rights Foundation is hiring a San Francisco-based Strategy Associate SAN FRANCISCO (March 20, 2017) — Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with a focus on closed societies. HRF unites people in the common cause of defending human rights and promoting liberal democracy. Today we are announcing an opportunity to join our team in the position of Strategy Associate. This is a unique chance to join a dynamic and high-achieving development and communications team as it works to grow HRF’s support base, engage new communities, and expand HRF’s global profile. Grounding our work in a deep commitment to individual liberty, HRF aims to raise […]