July 30, 2020


Learn it, Live it, Love it: The Bravery Edition

By: Cindy Cerquitella

Learn It:
If you’ve felt frustrated by how the government, both state and federal, has handled this pandemic, you’re not alone! The latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis lays it all out for you. 

Living in this new Work from Home world has led many people to reevaluate where they live. If they don’t technically need to be near the office, perhaps a new state might be a better fit? If this sounds like you, make sure to check out the Legatum Institute’s new United States Prosperity Index to get a sense of which states offer the best opportunity to thrive. 

Live it:
Last week, the Cato Institute released a new survey that confirmed what many of us have known all along — a majority of our fellow citizens are concerned about stating their political beliefs in a public way. 

The problems our world faces will require bold thinking and brave actions, even in the face of adversity, or public skepticism. To ensure the AF community is equipped to have the courage of their convictions, I’ve picked up Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead, perhaps you’d like to read along with me? 

In a similar vein, AF’s Mary introduced me to this brand new project dedicated to civil, thoughtful, and sometimes unpopular discourse. Check out Persuasion here. 

Love it:
Last month was Pride month, and Students for Liberty put together a fantastic conversation with some of the freedom movement’s great leaders on the intersection of LGBTQ rights and freedom. Included in this conversation was AF’s chairman, Richard Lorenc, along with Atlas Network’s Tom Palmer and Cato Institute’s David Boaz. Watch the conversation here.