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Video: Why Young People Should Become Free-Market Activists

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G. Stolyarov II Posted: Thu, Jun 26 2008 12:25 PM


I have made a video which you might enjoy and which has been entered in the video contest.

Why Young People Should Become Free-Market Activists”:

This video is intended to convince young people to become supporters of the free market. It presents evidence for why virtually every good aspect of young people’s lives today stems from private enterprise, and every bad aspects stems from government.

If you like the video, you can click on the hyperlink immediately above it to vote in its favor. I would appreciate your support in this competition.



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I enjoyed it, but if you want to get young people to listen to you you have to work on the presentation:


-Maybe you could get pictures (videos even!) and make a slide-show that follows along what you are saying so it feels like a story is being told and they get to see stuff in image. I know its never easy but it would get you more audience.


-You have to work on your delivery. It is too slow paced and tense on many spots. Relax and speak at normal pace, or even slightly faster. Just make sure you pronounce clearly. And also, you don't need to put so much emphasis on so many words .


-I also do not think that welcoming a young audience to the progress of liberty is a good idea. Young people don't need this linguistic fireworks and they may perceive it as arrogance.

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Solomon replied on Fri, Jun 27 2008 7:35 AM

 You may also want to add in a few of the more intuitive or less academic concepts of libertarian philosophy (e.g. self-ownership), just so your argument seems more justified (in my experience it seems that many people my age are immediately skeptical of anything involving private initiative or even opposition to state action).

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Jay replied on Thu, Jul 3 2008 1:19 AM

Great video.


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