Phi Beta Cons

A Porn Star Talks about Free Markets

Libertarian ideas are spreading on campus. And one of their ambassadors is Belle Knox, a 19-year-old Duke student who works in the X-rated film industry. Earlier this week she spoke at UNC-Chapel Hill about libertarianism, feminism, and the high cost of college.

Known at Duke as Miriam Weeks, Knox claims that she became a pornographic actress because of the high cost of tuition at Duke. With her new job, she’s able to cover her expenses (even though she lost a partial scholarship). Harry Painter writes about the Knox’s talk on the Pope Center site, noting,

It was refreshing to see someone at the left-liberal Chapel Hill talk about an unusual topic—free markets—to more than 100 people, many of whom had undoubtedly been drawn there because of her notoriety as an X-rated film actress.

And she seems to be a rather charming young woman.

 

Jane S. Shaw — Jane S. Shaw retired as president of the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in 2015. Before joining the Pope Center in 2006, Shaw spent 22 years in ...

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