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America’s Future Foundation’s Chicago chapter gathers local young professionals monthly in downtown Chicago to discuss current events, economics, and political ideas. We network think tank, business, cultural, and technology leaders in a laid back, intellectually stimulating environment. We’re organized by nine local young professionals who volunteer their time to create a community of engaged, informed people in the Windy City.
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Purchase tickets here: https://america3point0.eventbrite.com It’s 2013 and we live in a world of ObamaCare, NSA surveillance of American citizens, soda bans, transfat bans, plastic grocery bag bans, and on and on and on. It seems like each day the news brings a new tale of how government is growing and limiting the freedom of Americans. Many libertarians and [...]
Kennedy is best known as the host of MTV’s “Alternative Nation,” where she helped popularize alternative bands such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and many others. But Kennedy is alternative herself: she has a liberty-based, free market view of the world. Kennedy now hosts a radio talk show in Los Angeles. She is also a [...]
Written in 1966, ‘The Moon is a Harsh Mistress’ is acclaimed science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein’s story about a lunar colony’s revolt against rule from Earth. Widely admired for its credible presentation of a comprehensively imagined future human society on both the Earth and the moon, it is generally considered one of Heinlein’s major [...]
The welfare state is bankrupt. It’s not just the ballooning government debt. It’s the unfunded liabilities – trillions and trillions and trillions of dollars. It’s the crumbling currencies of governments intent on “stimulating” their way to collapse. It’s the erosion of moral capital – of personal responsibility, planning for the future, work, and savings. Now [...]
For people who already believe, the value and merit of the ideas of liberty, free minds, and free markets are self-evident. Yet, at the ballot box, voters continue to choose politicians who advance ideas and policies that reduce and hinder, not enhance, liberty. We wouldn’t suggest that this is merely the result of a “branding” [...]
12 hours and 52 minutes. That’s how long Kentucky Senator Rand Paul spent on the floor of the Senate on March 6th filibustering the nomination of John Brennan to head up the CIA. Why? Because Brennan, Attorney General Eric Holder, and the President had refused to provide Sen. Paul a clear statement that they did [...]
Our chapters have had a great year and we can’t wait for 2013. Check back here in January for announcements of our next events in Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Grand Rapids, Minneapolis, New York City, Pittsburgh, and Raleigh. In the meantime, happy holidays and happy new year!
Sit down, relax…or don’t! Because you’re FREE…TO…CHOOOOOOSE! Join AFF-Chicago for one of our most exciting programs yet. We’ll be hosting our very first game show…and we want you to be in our live studio audience! That’s right: We’re going to have a set, a debonair host, a gorgeous assistant, contestants, prizes, and an open bar! [...]
AFF-Chicago is thrilled to be hosting a “Fall for Liberty” happy hour with the Institute for Humane Studies on Wednesday, September 5th, 5:30 PM at the Kerryman, 661 North Clark Street, Chicago. You can RSVP for the happy hour on IHS’ website by clicking here. (If you do not have an IHS account, you’ll need to sign [...]
There is probably no single factor which has contributed more to the prosperity of the West than the relative certainty of the law. — F.A. Hayek But what happens if the law isn’t so certain? What happens if people are gaming the legal justice system for their own personal profit? On September 19th at 5:30 [...]