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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 14, 2017

2017 Regional Conferences!

Students For Liberty is coming to a city near you! This fall, all twelve of our North American regions will be hosting Regional Conferences, open to all students who are interested in learning more about the ideas of liberty would like to hear from amazing speakers, and meeting likeminded people. This year each Regional Conference will focus on a specific area of the liberty movement, from entrepreneurship to free expression, to bringing people together. Exciting speakers have already been confirmed right across North America, and this is shaping up to be the biggest and best set of regional conferences SFL has put on in our decade long history! Check out the list below to find which of our fantastic student led events you would like to attend. October 7 […]
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 […]
August 10, 2017

André Ramos explica por que o intervencionismo é tão defendido no Direito brasileiro

André Ramos explica por que o intervencionismo é tão defendido no Direito brasileiro Luan Sperandio | 10 de agosto, 2017 André Luiz Santa Cruz Ramos é doutor em Direito Empresarial pela PUC-SP e autor de diversos artigos acadêmicos e livros na área jurídica. Na Conferência da Austríaca de 2017, realizada pelo Instituto Mises Brasil, o professor apresentou suas ideias sobre a cultura do intervencionismo no ensino jurídico brasileiro e o dirigismo contratual, elencando diversas críticas sobre suas consequências, como o risco moral, a criação de um paternalismo judicial e de incentivos à litigiosidade. Nesta entrevista ele conta mais sobre essa cultura, além de expor suas ideias sobre propriedade intelectual, externalidades negativas e sobre a função social, um dos princípios norteadores do Código Civil vigente no Brasil. SFLB: Você tem se […]
August 7, 2017

Las 10 frases más cool de Bastiat

  Milica Pandžić Ex Presidente de Estudiantes por la Libertad Artículo publicado originalmente el 30 de junio del 2015. ♦♦♦ Frédéric Bastiat, escritor, economista y legislador francés del s. XIX es uno de los difusores de la libertad más importantes de la historia. Sus obras al día de hoy constituyen de los argumentos más sólidos en la defensa de mercados libres y sociedades pacíficas.    En conmemoración al día de su nacimiento, y en homenaje a uno de los pensadores que más ha influido en la filosofía liberal, dejamos con ustedes las que consideramos son sus mejores frases, las que condensan gran parte de su sabiduría. ¿Crees que alguna otra tuvo que haber sido incluida en esta lista? La vida, la libertad y la propiedad no […]
August 7, 2017

Europe:
July 2017 Update

  European Students For Liberty JULY 2017 UPDATE ESFL Eastern Europe Retreat The future of liberty in Eastern Europe is bright. On the 16-19th of July, Ukrainian Students for Liberty hosted the very first European Students for Liberty Eastern European Retreat (EER), which gathered 30 brightest advocates of liberty from 4 countries and 8 biggest Ukrainian regions. The four-day long retreat held in a small village on the outskirts of Kyiv marked the beginning of a close cooperation between the leaders of today and tomorrow and resulted in a number of great ideas about making this world a better place to live in. Read more about the EER. Jerusalem Pride Parade “Voluntary relationships are not a matter of the state” – In order to support the LGBT community in Israel, Students […]
August 3, 2017

Virtual Viewing Group: The Big Damn Firefly Discussion

Students For Liberty leaders have organized countless Virtual Reading Groups where a handful of students meet online every week for a discussion of pre-assigned readings, facilitated by an expert in the field. Dozens and dozens of students around the globe have benefitted from these collaborative explorations into important literature. Now, more than ever, these open and tolerant spaces of discourse are needed for students to dive deep into the weeds and come out on the other side having reaped mutual intelectual rewards. With that in mind, we are proud to announce Students For Liberty’s first ever Virtual Viewing Group, where students can discuss the themes and ideas presented in popular television shows and movies, along with related readings, that might offer insight for libertarians and classical liberals. Joss Whedon’s Firefly explores […]
August 3, 2017

In Ukraine, The President is The Law

Ukrainians are two years away from parliamentary and presidential elections. Realising what is at stake, President Petro Poroshenko, whose party holds the parliamentary majority, has started removing his political opponents. On the 26th of July, he deprived the leader of the Movement of New Forces, and former President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, of Ukrainian citizenship without stated reason. Saakashvili served as the president of Georgia from 2004 to 2007 and from January 2008 to mid-November 2013. In 2014, Georgian authorities accused Saakashvili of the abuse of power. He fled Georgia and in 2015 acquired Ukrainian citizenship, because of this his Georgian Citizenship was terminated. The same year he became the Odesa governor, managing to cut the size of the bureaucratic apparatus, and showing a  zero-tolerance approach […]
August 2, 2017

2018 Slayback Grant for Young Entrepreneurs

Apply to be considered for the 2018 Slayback Grant for Young Entrepreneurs! Applications are open to young people ages 16-22 who have a viable business model with a proof-of-concept and who want to work full-time on their businesses. The focus is on young entrepreneurs in the Rust Belt region (PA through WI); however, applications from outside of the region will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The grant consists of $2000 to go towards the advancement of a business started by a young entrepreneur. $1000 will be awarded to one grantee and $500 will be awarded to two grantees. When applicable, grantees will also have the opportunity to receive introductions and resources from Zak Slayback. Apply Now! Sorry, not currently able to accept international grantees.
August 1, 2017

5 Reasons Marxism has Nothing to Offer Millennials

By Ibrahim B. Anoba 1 August 2017 For millennials looking to shake off a dull weekend with a good economics or philosophy book, Marxism is one topic you might want to avoid. Anyone who has taken the time to read either Karl Marx or Friedrich Engels would, hopefully, realize just how lucky they are to live in a relatively free society. But for those who do manage to find some merit in Marxism, here are five things every millennial should consider before subjecting their minds to the oft-appealing ideology. 1. Millennials Love Choice, Marxism Rejects It Marxist doctrine discourages individual creativity in favor of state control over both social and economic aspects of life. It favors an economy dominated by the state, which is antithetical […]
July 30, 2017

South Asia Programs Associate

South Asia Students For Liberty (SASFL), a region within SFL, is now looking for a Programs Associate who will work full-time on managing the 80+ SFL volunteer leaders in South Asia, aiming to build a freer future. The Programs Associate will be responsible SFL’s growth in new sub-regions. He or she will run activism and educational events, keeping constant communication with dozens of activists across states and countries and serving as a role model to the incoming generations of pro-liberty activists. The Programs Associate will also be in charge of co-managing and providing support to SASFL’s social media platforms.The position is based in South Asia, and requires traveling throughout the South Asia region. Responsibilities include: Oversee the growth of the organisation in new cities, states […]