Welcoming Remarks and a Comedy Show with Lou Perez & Dad's Garage
Our own Director of Content, Jeffrey Tucker takes the stage to welcome every one of our over 700 attendees from around the world to FEEcon, followed by a hilarious comedy show featuring stand-up comic and host of We The Internet, Lou Perez and Atlanta-based improv comedy titans, Dad's Garage.
What did America give up when it put the TSA in place? Why have so many resources been spent without making travel safer? What did policy makers miss when they put a national air travel security system in place?
“There’s an argument that “political correctness” is just a bogeyman term invented to lash out against polite society without seeming crude or uncivil. That what we call “political correctness” is actually politeness, and we just don’t wanna be polite! But this is just plain wrong. There’s a difference between being PC and being polite, and I can prove it!”
Check it out at FEE: https://fee.org/articles/dont-be-pc-be-polite/
Written by Seamus Coughlin & Sean W. Malone
Animation by Seamus Coughlin
In this webinar, Wayne Leighton and Edward Lopez talk about their book, "Liberty in Books: Madmen, Intellectuals, and Academic Scribblers". They argue that a crisis is neither necessary nor sufficient for meaningful political reform. Ideas have consequences only when the right conditions of time and place present themselves, and only when certain individuals -- we call them political entrepreneurs -- seize the opportunity.
This week, Antony & James take on the idea of "victimless crimes" and discuss the odd and growing trend of governments regulating some private activities such as pornography, while others like smoking marijuana are increasingly allowed. People imposing their values on others seems to boil down to an inability to appreciate that others have different preferences, but it all results in Americans losing freedom and instead becoming a nation of pets.
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Matt Kibbe is the President of FreedomWorks and a FEE alumnus. FEE's mission is to inspire, educate and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society.
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