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By Rasmus Brygger

We here at Students For Liberty want to share some of the many success stories of liberty worldwide, so we have launched a series of “Facts For Liberty” in an attempt to tell you just why we think that liberty is the way to solve many of the world’s problems.

The story we’re trying to tell here isn’t about how one reform suddenly turned everything alright – many of the countries mentioned still have many issues – but rather that a little good can come out of trusting each other and believing that the market and the communities are able to solve problems better than centralized agencies and politicians. Feel very free to share these facts on social media or print them out and use them on campus for tabling purposes.

China’s Zheijiang province is both the most free-market and  wealthiest province in China

While China might not be the most free country in the world, they have still come a long way from where they used to be. Such a large country of China has, of course, large differences between various provinces. Not surprisingly, the most prosperous province is also the least regulated.

By Rasmus Brygger

We here at Students For Liberty want to share some of the many success stories of liberty worldwide, so we have launched a series of “Facts For Liberty” in an attempt to tell you just why we think that liberty is the way to solve many of the world’s problems.

The story we’re trying to tell here isn’t about how one reform suddenly turned everything alright – many of the countries mentioned still have many issues – but rather that a little good can come out of trusting each other and believing that the market and the communities are able to solve problems better than centralized agencies and politicians. Feel very free to share these facts on social media or print them out and use them on campus for tabling purposes.

England and Wales liberalized their pub closing laws – leading to less traffic accidents on weekend nights.

England and Wales used to have laws forcing pubs to close at 11 p.m. – which in many cases led to binge drinking combined with drunk driving. The goverment decided to soften the law and allowing the pubs to close as late as 5 a.m. The result? Traffic accidents on Friday and Saturday nights fell drastically.

By Rasmus Brygger

We here at Students For Liberty want to share some of the many success stories of liberty worldwide, so we have launched a series of “Facts For Liberty” in an attempt to tell you just why we think that liberty is the way to solve many of the world’s problems.

The story we’re trying to tell here isn’t about how one reform suddenly turned everything alright – many of the countries mentioned still have many issues – but rather that a little good can come out of trusting each other and believing that the market and the communities are able to solve problems better than centralized agencies and politicians. Feel very free to share these facts on social media or print them out and use them on campus for tabling purposes.

The Netherlands were the first country to legalize same-sex marriage – it hasn’t affected the divorce rate


The main argument you hear against same-sex marriage is that it somehow weakens the institution of marriage. How come the divorce rates in a country like The Netherlands are 15% lower than in the US?

By Rasmus Brygger

We here at Students For Liberty want to share some of the many success stories of liberty worldwide, so we have launched a series of “Facts For Liberty” in an attempt to tell you just why we think that liberty is the way to solve many of the world’s problems.

The story we’re trying to tell here isn’t about how one reform suddenly turned everything alright – many of the countries mentioned still have many issues – but rather that a little good can come out of trusting each other and believing that the market and the communities are able to solve problems better than centralized agencies and politicians. Feel very free to share these facts on social media or print them out and use them on campus for tabling purposes.

The massive illegal domestic migration in China

Under the so-called hukou system, Chinese individuals have to be registered at their place of birth and must obtain formal approval for moving to another place. The law was passed in 1958 – but despite this 150 to 200 million people moved from rural areas to urban industrial centers. Most of the immigrants moved illegally. This is a great story on how the freedom of movement is instrumental to securing wealth and freedom.

With summer right around the corner, we’re excited to announce the 2014 Women For Liberty Leadership Summit!  This will be our third year running the event and with keynotes Shikha Dalmia & Christina Hoff Sommers already confirmed it’s already looking to be bigger and better than ever.

The WFL leadership summit is a one-day, women’s-only event filled with discussions with female leaders in the movement on professional advancement. These accomplished women will be discussing the unique challenges women face in their careers, strategies for overcoming obstacles and general advice to women pursuing work in the liberty movement full-time.

Registration for the summit is completely free and open both to students and young professionals. Participation includes a free breakfast, lunch and drinks at our social event at the conclusion of the day.

  • What: Women For Liberty Leadership Summit 
  • Who: Current Students and Young Professionals
  • When: Saturday, June 28, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Where: George Mason University Law School in Arlington, VA (on the orange line)
  • RegistrationFree!

For more information on the summit and to register visit the main event page. If you have any questions feel free to contact Kelly Barber at kbarber@studentsforliberty.org

 

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