Now more than ever, with the gigantic, current expansion of federal power and spending and the ongoing economic malaise, understanding the economic and moral principles of a free society is of crucial importance. Therefore, I am writing to invite students you may know to attend the Independent Institute's upcoming 2010 Summer Seminars for Students
, which we will hold June 14-18 and August 9-13, at our conference center in Oakland, Calif.
Aptly named The Challenge of Liberty, the Summer Seminars are designed to equip college and high-school students with knowledge of the basic principles of free societies and free markets and their application to current events. The course content does not presuppose knowledge of economics, history, or public policy, but instead is designed to teach students proven ways to analyze and understand the issues in which they are most interested, in the world they are about to enter. We use a variety of formats to engage and energize each student, including enjoyable and informative presentations from top-rated lecturers, group discussions, books and course readers, and multimedia.
At the heart of The Independent Institute's The Challenge of Liberty Summer Seminars
is the discussion of the fundamental, recurring myths that lurk beneath the surface of debates over public issues.
We believe the Seminar's students are its best advocates. Here's what students from 2009 had to say: