YAL in Action

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

Tag: Corporatism
  • Why the Paleo Diet lawsuit really matters

    Some recent controversies have arised surrounding a man from North Carolina’s blog, Diabetes Warrior, a website about Steve Cooksey’s personal experiment with the latest rage in the world of nutrition, the Paleo Diet. Cooksey was charged by the state of North Carolina for practicing and giving dietary recommendations to average people — through his personal blog — …

  • Introducing Crony Chronicles

    Cronies are working with government to get benefits at the taxpayers’ expense. How can we stop them? With Crony Clean™, the spray that breaks down bureaucracy! This video is brought to you by Crony Chronicles, a website dedicated to being the best online resource on cronyism. Crony Chronicles aggregates the latest cronyism news as well as …

  • Occupy Mordor or Destroy the Ring?

    There has been mixed responses to Occupy Wall Street by libertarians. Some see the movement as a positive, while others see them as little more than lazy hipsters. But libertarians must be sensitive why people feel the way they do about issues. The occupiers point out a legitimate concern that “the 1%” control vastly more …

  • Occupying the Occupiers – UNH

    On Thursday (11/10/11), dozens of socially-conscious students and community members gathered on the campus of the University of New Hampshire to express their frustrations and solutions to the current state of affairs in America. Two not-wholly different groups gathered on Thompson Hall lawn that day: one organized in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, and one …

  • Shackling Success: Google’s Fight against Antitrust

    In today’s world, it is often popular for politicians to blame “Big Business” for the ills of our country rather than accept the blame themselves. While it is undoubtedly true that the government should be completely divorced from the economy (thus removing even the possibility for “Big Business” to have any influence over the government …

  • Gamers are under attack!

    Senator Amy Klobuchar has introduced a bill S. 978, which would make it a criminal act to post movie clips or video of games online.  This includes videos that are not downloadable and that are simply video clips of you taping what is happening on your own TV screen.   This has particularly enraged gamers …

  • The Waivers List

    As an objection lesson, below is a list of health plans that have been granted waivers from the requirement in the new healthcare ‘reform’ law ending yearly benefit limits. There are two main problems with this scenario. One is that it flies in the face of the promise that Americans would be able to keep …

  • Secret, ‘Special’ Interests

    The latest tactic progressives are attempting is to scare voters into thinking that behind every conservative, Tea Party or Republican candidate or group are secret, foreign corporations and individuals propping them up with funding. The implication is that these ‘special’ interests represent a threat to our system of democracy.  Part of the issue stems from …

  • ‘Government Approved’

    A little noticed effect of government regulation of industry is that it acts in ways to protect already established businesses from up-start competition, doing a disfavor to consumers. Part of the way it achieves this is through licensing and “seals of approval.” A small section of a recent report on the current egg recall notes …

  • The Government Is the Problem, Part Five Million

    If anything has made my blood pressure spike this week (and it’s been a bad week), it would be today’s Huffington Post article reporting the collusion of corporate banks and colleges across the country to exploit students’ private information and push credit cards on them: Some of the nation’s largest and most elite universities stand …