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Friday, December 8, 2017

FEE Highlights: November 2017

None of this would be possible without you


Planting Seeds of Economic Freedom in Brazil

In partnership with the Mackenzie Center of Economic Freedom, FEE President Lawrence (“Larry”) Reed recently spoke at Mackenzie Presbyterian University in Sao Paulo, Brazil on November 6th. As a keynote speaker, Larry delivered his signature “Seven Principles of Sound Policy” lecture to nearly 1,000 students.

Brazil was already one of the top-three countries in the world for translations, repostings, and distribution of FEE publications. In recent years, FEE staff have spoken in other Brazilian cities to audiences as large as 6,000. Because of your generosity, the FEE message is now taking root in friendly soil.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MACKENZIE CENTER OF ECONOMIC FREEDOM

Goodbye Net Neutrality; Hello Competition

Engaging Thousands with FEE.org Articles

The top article on FEE.org in November was Goodbye Net Neutrality; Hello Competition by Jeffrey Tucker, FEE’s Director of Content. In the article, Jeffrey argues that we should take deregulation where we can get it, and that, in the end, getting big government out of the Internet will be a good thing.

The article was published on November 22nd and has already been read by 62,066 people and shared over 30,950 times on social media! Thanks to your incredible support, thousands are being engaged online with the power of free market forces.

READ GOODBYE NET NEUTRALITY; HELLO COMPETITION

FEE-FreedomTrust Economics In Action

Leveraging New Partnerships With FreedomTrust

On November 17th, FEE and FreedomTrust empowered more than 100 students at Milwaukee Lutheran High School. At this Economics in Action program, students were introduced to the importance of free enterprise, inspiring them to integrate sound economic choices into their personal and professional lives.

By coupling FreedomTrust’s teacher network with FEE’s resources, this partnership allows FEE to host 1-day programs inside high school classrooms and many public schools as a supplement to their regular curricula. Because of your generous support, FEE and FreedomTrust will host two more programs this year at high schools in Florida, and we’ll host dozens more in 2018.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ECONOMICS IN ACTION PROGRAM

Kane: Why I Choose to be a Professional Wrestler

Continued Impact Online Through FEEcon Talks

The talks from FEEcon 2017 are still making a positive impact. One of the keynote speakers was WWE superstar Glenn Jacobs, professionally known as Kane — who is also a persuasive lecturer on Austrian economics.

At FEEcon he shared his personal story of why he chose to become a professional wrestler and reflected on the opportunities that the free market system has allowed him. To date, the video of his talk has 269,162 views on YouTube. Events like FEEcon would not be possible without your generosity.

WATCH KANE: WHY I CHOOSE TO BE A PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER

John Locke

Leveraging Media to Connect With Millennials

The most recent episode in FEE’s Out of Frame series connects the message of freedom with the popular Netflix series, Stranger Things, which is a nostalgic, 1980s-themed masterpiece. The show embodies that critical point in every kid’s life when they must learn to take responsibility for themselves, make their own decisions, explore the world, make mistakes, and discover their talents.

FEE’s video reflects on the consequences of a loss of freedom for children today to venture out into the world without constant supervision. The video has 172,613 total views on social media and many people have opted into FEE’s Daily Email. Because of your support, we’re connecting with young people where they are (online), and embedding principles of liberty in ways that resonate with them.

WATCH WHY THE KIDS NEED STRANGER THINGS

Your support makes all of these programs, media projects, and speaking engagements possible. Thank you again. ~ Justin Streiff


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