On April 25th, the Atlanta chapter of America’s Future Foundation (AFF) received a very warm welcome from a gathering of over twenty local young professionals interested in building community around the ideas of free markets and individual liberty.
The Atlanta chapter’s kickoff event “What is Liberty?” was held at Fado Irish Pub in Buckhead and featured three excellent guest panelists. Dr. Andrew Cohen, Director of the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Georgia State University, provided an engaging account of both positive and negative liberty and challenges philosophers offer to each. Chuck Donovan, airline pilot of 33 years and former US Senatorial candidate, shared his own story of discovering the philosophy of liberty and explained why it is important to analyze policy against a consistent standard of liberty. Finally, the group was treated to a thought provoking answer from radio talk show host, Monica Perez, when asked “What would a free society look like?” Monica’s response, reminiscent of Leonard Reed’s classic essay “I Don’t Know”, reminded the group that our biggest challenge is not necessarily to explain exactly how a free society will be ordered, but rather to explain that the uncertainty of an unplanned economy is not something that should be feared.
The Atlanta chapter kickoff was a great success. AFF is excited to be a part of the liberty community in Atlanta and we look forward to building on this momentum in the coming months.
If you have any questions, please contact AFF-Atlanta chairman Jason Riddle: firstname.lastname@example.org
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