What exactly does “forgiving” college debts mean? It means transferring the debt of students to the national tally, i.e., transferring it to you. In this short clip, John Stossel looks into this rising demand on the part of college students.
First, how not to sell libertarian ideas… You’ve probably seen libertarian ideas marketed ineffectively–in this short comedy clip, Cathy Reisenwitz and Libertarian Girl demonstrate “how not to talk to people about liberty.” [2 min/ Libertarianism 101]
And second, the best advice… Don’t be put off by the age of this recording, or that it is only an audio file. Libertarian Party presidential candidate Harry Browne was probably the most effective salesman of libertarian ideas the movement has ever seen. Charming, articulate, and a passionate believer in human freedom, he traveled the country during two presidential campaigns winning over thousands. He summarized his “principles of persuasion” in this succinct audio recording and it remains one of the best educational resources for selling libertarianism you are likely to find anywhere. [43 min/ Libertarianism 101]
This is part 1 of a five part series available on YouTube here. Browne also wrote two companion books on the subject, Liberty A to Z: 872 Libertarian Soundbites You Can Use Right Now! and The Great Libertarian Offer.
The City Journal has obtained a trove of whistleblower documents revealing that Disney is rapidly transforming itself into the world’s wokest company. “The Walt Disney Corporation famously bills its amusement parks as ‘the happiest place on Earth,’ but inside the company’s headquarters in Burbank, CA, a conflict is brewing. In the past year, Disney executives have elevated the ideology of critical race theory into a new corporate dogma, bombarded employees with trainings on ‘systemic racism,’ ‘white privilege,’ ‘white fragility,’ and ‘white saviors,’ and launched racially segregated ‘affinity groups’ at the company’s headquarters.” If you think their films are woke now, just wait till all this plays out in the coming years.
A journalist now faces 20 years in prison for investigating corruption at a women’s shelter in Florida. Per PJMedia, “investigative journalist Tom Lemons had a career as a small-town newsman covering police activity, politics, and county business until one day, he dug into a scandal no one wanted him to find.” You can learn more about the story in the documentary Behind the Gate, below. Lemons also has a GoFundMe page to raise money for his legal defense.
Tillie Majczek. That’s a name to remember on Mother’s Day. She scrubbed floors for 11 years to raise the money to free her son from a false murder conviction — and succeeded. Her story, and that of the reporter who took up her cause, is told in the 1948 film Call Northside 777. It’s a sweet story and a tribute to a free press.
Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek (aka F. A. Hayek) was born on May 8th, 1899. He was a formidable defender of human liberty and warned early of the dangers of centralized power associated with socialism. Here are six short films to celebrate his birthday.