YAL in Action

Check out YAL activities on campus and updates from around the liberty movement.

Category: Economics
  • Tabling at St. Edwards University

    On Tuesday, April 28th, Daniel Sauceda (YAL Texas Chair) and myself (Peter Seferian)  spread the message of liberty to the students of St. Edwards University. We got about ten signatures and definitely got some attention. Thank you, Daniel, for coming up here from San Antonio to help out, as our other members were too busy. …

  • Tour (Then End) the Fed!

    One thing that makes Salt Lake City an interesting place is its central location. Because of where it is located, it frequently becomes a hub for many large organizations. Adobe, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, Ebay, and many other companies have offices here on the Wasatch Front. Another entity with an office is the US Federal …

  • Want to make education more affordable? Get the government out of It!

    Outstanding student loan debt whizzed past the $1 trillion (that’s twelve zeroes) mark a little over a year ago, surpassing the entire amount of outstanding credit card and auto loan debt. Student loan debt has grown by about 300% over the last eight years as 37 million Americans hold this debt. With these kinds of …

  • Sounds like a great idea…with the best of intentions.

    But, as the old adage goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.  Good video from Reason:

  • The Two-Headed Leviathan

    A gigantic monster has taken over our country, a two-headed sovereign that controls our federal, local, and state governments. This two-headed creature, which has one head of a donkey and the other of an elephant, has a monopoly of power in the political economy of these United States. The most simple and well-known fact about …

  • ObamaCare is like…

    Hilarious video reminder of ObamaCare rationing. Economic proof that centrally-planning health insurance will only result in less access and rationed care here.

  • Milton Friedman on America’s Future

    In this video, the late Milton Friedman gives his opinion on what path America will take and predicts that a movement may form to combat big government. Perhaps he foresaw the rise of the Tea Parties?

  • Wake YAL Talks about the Fed and Kittens

    I gave a talk at the April 8 meeting of Wake YAL on the Federal Reserve entitled “A Case Against the Federal Reserve,” of which the video is posted below.  My goal was to simply lay out two base arguments against the Federal Reserve — that it is a root cause of the disastrous boom-bust …

  • Inflation Explained

  • Central Planning…

    …does not work. Despite numerous efforts by the Obama administration to keep the housing market at its bubble level, they have failed. The money has run out. The spigot is dry.  The S&P/Case Shiller home price indices for January have been on the fall since December. Prices haven’t dropped sharply, yet. The only reason for …