Meet the Students Pushing Back Against Socialism
Government imposes a million rules. Americans seem to want more!
Leftists want new gun laws and bans on single-use plastics, gas stoves, fossil fuels, gas-powered cars, nuclear power.
Conservatives want to ban porn and books that discuss gender identity and critical race theory.
People just accept bans on recreational drugs, flavored vapes, and menthol cigarettes.
Thomas Jefferson said, “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain.”
What he predicted keeps happening.
Ignorant young people are especially eager to ban things like “offensive” speech and “excess” profit. Some would happily ban capitalism.
Fortunately, there are some students who buck the trend.
“It’s very easy to lose freedom,” says Northwood University’s Kristin Tokarev in my new video. “It’s very easy for politicians to legislate freedom away. But it’s incredibly hard to get back.”
Tokarev is one of the winners of my video contest. My nonprofit, Stossel in the Classroom, provides videos to teachers who want teaching aids that help explain economics. Every year, we give out $25,000 in prizes to college, high school and middle school students who write the best essays or make the best videos.
This year’s competition is underway. If you know teachers, please let them know about it. The deadline for entries is March 31.
Tokarev watched my videos in school. She found them “more engaging” than listening to a professor lecture.
Unfortunately, most students don’t watch our videos.
Instead, teachers tell them that capitalism is a problem.
If they don’t hear tha
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