Free Minds & Free Markets

Forget Speech Codes, Trigger Warnings: These Students Protest FOR "Peace, Love, Liberty" (Podcast)

Students for Liberty's LibertyCon is bringing 1,500 students from all over the world to D.C. on March 2-4. Wolf von Laer explains the group's message and strategy.

While some college kids are calling for speech codes, trigger warnings, and safe spaces, Students For Liberty, a group with chapters in 110 countries and on hundreds of campuses worldwide, is agitating for "Peace, Love, and Liberty. On March 2-4, over 1,500 attendees from all over the globe will meet in Washington, D.C. for LibertyCon, SFL's annual meeting.

The keynote speakers include YouTube host Dave Rubin, Whole Foods co-founder and "conscious capitalism" guru John Mackey, head and bitcoin visionary Patrick Byrne, and Reason editors Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Matt Welch. Economist Bryan Caplan will debate Pulitzer-winner Chris Hedges on capitalism vs. socialism, Cato's Alex Nowratesh will debate immigration with restrictionist Philip B. Haney, and investor Peter Schiff will debate Sterlin Lujan about bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

Established in 2008, Students for Liberty is the leading organization working to educate, empower, and train the next generation of libertarian leaders who are in interested in maximizing individual autonomy and minimizing coercive policies that reduce free expression, lifestyle freedom, and economic rights.

Reason's Nick Gillespie spoke with SFL leader Wolf von Laer about the upcoming conference, what his group hopes to achieve in the coming year, and the top issues for freedom-minded students in the United States and abroad.

Audio production by Ian Keyser.

To register for LibertyCon, check out the program, and get more information about the event, go here.

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  • Rhywun||

    FOR "Peace, Love, Liberty"


  • MarkLastname||

    PLL = professional lacrosse league; the Duke lacrosse team raped a woman of color; meaning these people are racist rapists! They're rapacists! Rapacious ones by the looks of it.

  • Tony||

    Snowflake progressives aren't going to listen to libertarians. The only way to scale back their excesses is for people they already agree with to explain it terms they understand and for them to listen.

    And even then there's the likelihood that we'll be banished for causing metaphorical violence by disagreeing with them about something.

  • colorblindkid||

    The problem is that even the people who already agree with them 99% of the time are still considered Nazis for whatever the last 1% is.

  • Tony||

    I will give libertarians that. They revel in their inability to get their shit together and agree on anything.

  • MarkLastname||

    Was metaphorical violence your nickname in college or your band's name?

  • Tony||

    My nickname was Tony with the big dick.

    By band was The Neo-Leninist Accordion Experience.

  • Gaear Grimsrud||

    Shit. I've got one of your 45s in my basement! "The Gulag Polka". Wonder what it's worth on ebay. The NLAE turned out to be a flash in the pan but you could have gone solo and worked the circuit.


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