Tag Archives: free society

Immigration, Open Borders, and a Free Society

A chance to talk about real world issues with students who care about them, from Charlie Smith ’15:

Political dialogue on immigration policy can best be characterized as broken or nonexistent. This is particularly disappointing considering that by some estimates a policy of open borders would double world GDP. However, what are the costs, dangers, and challenges associated with a policy of open borders? And do the benefits outweigh the costs?

Come discuss immigration policy and the potential for open borders with Wesleyan Students for a Free Society

Date: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
Time: 8:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 111
Cost: 2x World GDP

A Discussion on the History of the Tea Party and Discussion of Its Role in Contemporary Politics: A Discussion with Elvin Lim

Charlie Smith ’15 welcomes you into his chamber:

Is the Tea Party the product of misguided populism, corporate sponsors, or is it serving a valuable role in transforming the Republican party?

Come discuss the history of the Tea Party and its role in contemporary American politics.

Give this paper a skim before the meeting for some context.

Date: Today, April 2
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 111
Cost: Free, obviously

Wes Students for a Free Society Discussion: Richie Adelstein on Libertarian Ethics

Charlie Smith ’15’s political sensibilities are less routine at Wesleyan than his name is:

Is taxation theft? Or is a government policy as moral as its outcome?

Does capitalism necessitate a system of natural rights? Does the free market presuppose an objective good?

Difficult questions, but surely Richie Adelstein has the answers. Come join Wesleyan Students for a Free Society for our final meeting of the semester.

Date: Tuesday, December 4
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:20 pm
Place: Room 421 PAC
Cost: taxation with representation

Free Society Meeting: A Discussion on Free Market Roads

Skip the election returns and talk about roads with Charlie Smith ’13:

Are you happy with the state of American infrastructure? What incentive does a government have to provide high quality roads? And is it really possible for the free market to provide and maintain public infrastructure?

Join us for a discussion on the historical and theoretical basis for free-market roads. All opinions welcome; free-thinkers are encouraged.

Date: Tuesday, November 6
Time: 8 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 113 (Klingher Classroom)
Cost: Free to be, you and Murray Rothbard