YAL in Action

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

Tag: liberty movement
  • Liberty Gets a Pep Talk

    Sometimes, I read the posts by fellow liberty lovers, and I realize something:  We are all far too serious. Today in my Health Science class, my professor showed us this video with the Kid President (who I would vote for, by the way), and I stopped to think.  What are we doing?  Why are we …

  • Non-Aggression and Leadership

    This week Indian mystic, Sadhguru Vasudev has something very libertarian to say about the state of leadership in this world today: The more powerful are always bullying the less powerful. Whether it is in the form of nations, communities or individual human beings, bullying is happening everywhere, all the time. We have structured the world …

  • Why the Debt Ceiling Suddenly Matters

    I can only imagine how confusing the sudden “Debt Ceiling Crisis” must seem to everyday Americans. For the first time since almost anyone can remember, the almost yearly ritual of raising the federal government’s borrowing capacity actually seems to matter. President Obama, politicians, and so called “economists” are telling us that Congress must use a …

  • Finding a Job in the Liberty Movement

    Here are a few of the best resources for finding jobs within the liberty movement.  YAL also has lots of strategic partners who have great opportunities for employment.   Know of a good resource we’re missing? Leave it in the comments section! Conservative Jobs One of the best sites to start at is ConservativeJobs.com, a …

  • How Ron Paul’s “failed” 2008 bid culminated in a 2010 victory

    In my most recent article at the California Independent Voter Network, I explore how Ron Paul’s “failed” 2008 bid culminated in a 2010 electoral victory for his philosophy and growing political movement. It is so important to read and understand this! This is how electoral and political change happen in this country. Also — it …

  • International Liberty Movement: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

    In the YAL “I Pledge” video, two young men, with English and Russian accents respectively, pledge to “spread the message of liberty throughout the world” and to “join the libertarian revolution in Russia.”  I have thought about these pledges more than the others.  Which brings me to this recent article: Is an international liberty movement …

  • An Anti-State, Anti-Fed Thriller-Romance?

    Here is the synopsis of “Silver Circle,” a forthcoming, animated, liberty-themed film: Picture a world with crisis-fueled cycles of government growth, inflation, nationalization, bailouts, and the corrosion of liberty. With each crisis, the Federal Reserve grows, yet remains below the public radar. Not exactly farfetched, eh? But in the film’s state-dominated world, the spirit of liberty still lives on …

  • Tolerance, the unifying virtue.

    It’s kinda…sorta…totally obvious that the Liberty Movement has the best-looking female activists.  I thus wasn’t surprised to see this piece on National Review’s Dave Frum’s blog — aptly titled “Cutest Chicks go for Ron Paul” — admitting as much. It was certainly apparent to anyone that so much glanced at “liberty row” here at CPAC 2010. But even if the …

  • Assumptions make an A$$ out of you and me

    Prior to one of my interviews, I failed to live up to the journalistic  standards  that   the “real” media pretends to abide by. Specifically, I came into an interview with  Cato Senior Scholar Tom Palmer several months back with negative preconceptions. I knew he had been a critic of Lew Rockwell and the Mises Institute and an advocate of military intervention in Afghanistan. I also felt cynical …

  • We must “walk the walk” by participating in politics — but we’d better watch our step.

    I emphatically agree with Murray Rothbard’s view that all libertarians, even anarcho-capitalists, should enthusiastically jump into the political forray. So long as we support candidates who will move this country in the direction of peace and liberty, working for even incremental change is far better than being political hermit who remains a “purist” while making far less of a difference in the real …