| Dear Bill,|
A new poll shows that the new generation has more faith in government power than older Americans. They don’t remember the disaster of socialism and the tyranny of the U.S.S.R. They are increasingly bombarded with Big-Government propaganda. Indeed, few students have the opportunity to learn the basic ethical and economic principles of free societies. Yet they need these principles to understand the world and prepare themselves for it. They need the inspirational vision of liberty and the intellectual ammo to share the message with their peers.
This summer, the Independent Institute presents The Challenge for Liberty Seminars for Students
—three week-long programs on the principles of
free societies. If you or someone you know is a high school or college student seeking to break free of the “statist quo” Zeitgeist so pervasive in academia, we invite you to join with us.
This year, we have teamed up with the Daniels Fund to host the College Economics Seminar
in beautiful Colorado Springs from June 17–21. The outstanding faculty includes the Institute’s Senior Fellow Robert Higgs, Ivan Pongracic (Hillsdale College), Paul Prentice (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs), and Alexandre Padilla and John Cochran (Metropolitan State College of Denver). Students will learn about the fundamentals of liberty, “Austrian School” economics, monetary theory, the failures of socialism, the Great Depression, and the causes of today’s economic crises. We invite Rocky Mountain students especially, but consider all applications.
College students can also enroll for our Summer Seminar on Liberty and Economics
in Berkeley, California, from July 15–19. Joining Higgs and Pongracic will be Benjamin Powell (Texas Tech University), James Ahiakpor (California State University, East Bay), Fred Foldvary (Santa Clara University), and José Yulo (Academy of Art University, San Francisco), among others.
The following week, July 22–26, we welcome younger students to our High School Seminar on Liberty and Economics, as Powell, Ahiakpor, Foldvary, and Yulo team up with Gregory Rehmke (Economic Thinking) and Michael Winther (Institute for Principled Studies) to introduce a whole new generation to the ethics and economics of a free society. The Independent Institute’s Research Fellow Anthony Gregory will also speak at all three seminars.
To effectively defend liberty, students will learn the philosophical, historical, and economic fundamentals and understand the concrete threats tyrannical governments pose to a flourishing civilization and human rights. This summer, reject the “statist quo” and live free.
David J. Theroux
Founder and President
The Independent Institute
100 Swan Way
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