Think of the information you see throughout a normal day while walking to and from classes. The fliers posted on bulletin boards, on walls, or in hallways might not always be at the forefront of your mind; but they’re often a student’s only exposure to information about resident life events, club meetings, or campus activism.
Now try to remember the last time you saw a flier about activism that carried a message about free-market solutions, classical liberal ideas, or advancing individual liberty. If you can remember seeing one on your campus, more than likely it was outnumbered by statist messages at least 10 to 1.
Students For Liberty is launching a new Visibility Campaign program to help you encourage conversation about libertarian positions on the issues that affect our world. Each week we will be releasing a new professionally designed flier for pro-liberty student leaders to customize, print off, and post EVERYWHERE. Worried about printing costs? SFL will reimburse up to $25 in printing costs per week for approved groups that apply for assistance.
Our first flier focuses on agriculture subsidies, specifically, the unseen negative effects caused when the government implements subsidies in the agriculture industry. Propping up domestic agriculture may have immediate and direct benefits to some large farms, but often the effects on other actors in the global political economy are overlooked. When more costly domestic cultivation is subsidized, it’s harder to import cheap produce that grows more efficiently in foreign climates. This raises the cost of food for all consumers, hampers international trade, causes unnecessary tension in international relations, and ignores the foreign producers’ comparative advantage. These subsidies are supposed to protect American industries and create jobs. In reality, they only benefit large farms and the politicians that accept crony corporatist payoffs or fold to the farm lobby’s political pressure.
Check out the full Visibility Campaign program and download our first flyer here: http://studentsforliberty.org/visibility-campaign/