YAL in Action

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Tag: free market
  • Immigration Formal Presentation/Discussion

    Yesterday we had a fantastic event where our chapter at the University of Nevada, Reno, gave a formal presentation on the topic of immigration, followed by a Q&A/open discussion with all attendees and the presenters. The consensus among members was to have mostly open border advocacy with an agreement that access to public welfare of any kind …

  • Troy University Free Market Survey

    On Wednesday March 22nd, the Troy University Young Americans for Liberty chapter descended on our Social Quad to gauge students thoughts on free markets. We set up a large pushpin survey for people to respond to the question, “What Should you be able to Sell?” Given the following options, this is how they answered: Homemade lemonade: …

  • Well, That’s Capitalism

    The following originally appeared at The College Fix. So many wrongs in the world today are mistakenly linked with capitalism — on both the left and the right. Proponents of free-market economics, and the most feverish detractors thereof, are all too eager to resign to the slogan, “Well, that’s capitalism.” It must be capitalism that …

  • IP Needs to Be Reconsidered

    Last month, the Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC), in conjunction with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, released a report evaluating intellectual property (IP) laws in eleven different countries. The report used five general categories—patent law, copyright law, trademark law, enforcement thereof, and participation in international treaties—as a basis for evaluation. The United States was ranked …

  • A Different Type of Election

    Another election has come and gone. At least for a little while, annoying commercials will cease, people will restore friendships damaged by disagreement, and Anderson Cooper will return to prattling about celebrity divorces. Most Americans view elections—especially those of the presidential variety—as choices of unparalleled exigency. For whom they cast a ballot will supposedly be …

  • Sustainability and Liberty

    Sustainability is a necessary component for the Earth. As a contributor to my school’s sustainability blog and as a member of my school’s student government sustainability committee, I know full well that achieving sustainability is crucial to human well-being. That being said, many proponents of sustainability are unfortunately trumpetting the wrong sound. Endorsing government stewardship …

  • Building El Dorado

    Most of us are familiar with the myth — a lost city of gold, built by gods, sought after for centuries by those who wanted to exploit it for themselves. However, what everyone from the Spanish Conquistadors to the “social utopianists” has failed to realize is that one can never stumble upon El Dorado. Using …

  • Steve Jobs: Bloodthirsty, Fat Cat Capitalist

  • Comparing North and South Korea at the DMZ: A Video I Took This Month

    While visiting family and friends in Korea earlier this month, I had the quite eerie and haunting opportunity to visit the “demilitarized” border zone between North and South Korea, one of the most authoritarian regimes in the entire world, and one of the freest and strongest economies in Asia, respectively. Check out the contrast between …

  • An example of the dangers of the “free market”?

    Not really. For those who aren’t aware, recently inTennessee, the Fulton County Fire Department stood by and watched as an nonclient citizen’s home was burnt to the ground.  This has sparked much debate on the blogosphere as an example of the “free market” or TEA Party USA (as Keith Olbermann puts it) at work, implying, …