RxC Students aims to empower young people to envision, experiment, and enact the future we want. We seek to use dramatically expanded competitive, free and open market mechanisms to reduce inequality, build widely-shared prosperity, heal global political divides and build a richer and more cooperative social life. Independent university chapters of the RadicalxChange movement are emerging around the world to develop education, experimentation, expertise and community for change; we have established connections between about a dozen chapters on campuses across North America and Europe and are actively growing our community — we welcome all students! Members of these student chapters are comprised of activists, artists, entrepreneurs and scholars.
Because the future is ours to inherit and shape, we as students have a unique ability and responsibility to advocate for change. Though we spend much of our time learning from others, we can also be leaders, educating our communities and mobilizing support for innovative ideas. RadicalxChange Students aims to harness the power of youth to create the future we want to live in: one of greater equality, prosperity, and cooperation.
RadicalxChange Students is open. It seeks to facilitate a free exchange of ideas in an environment of thoughtful discourse.
Many of the ideas at RxC are animated by a belief that hyper-concentrations of wealth are neither inevitable nor efficient, and that a more genuinely competitive market system would result in a broader distribution of wealth.
Every person’s well-being (financial or otherwise) is a good in itself. We want our work to reflect and express this.
Radical technological innovation is widely praised and accepted in our culture, but radical social innovation is not. We believe that thoughtful, collaborative innovation can help build better social institutions.
To build a truly broad-based and effective community, we include the insights and perspectives of a wide range of social interests, political backgrounds, identity groups and vocational expertise. Leaders at all levels of RadicalxChange strive to actively include people within their remit who differ from them along all these dimensions but share the mission.
RadicalxChange Students is fundamentally anti-authoritarian in outlook and seeks to be the change it wishes to promote. Leaders at all levels of RxC strive to push decision-making authority outward to the extent possible, recognizing the substantial informal authority they hold as leaders and seeking primarily to include and draw upon members of the community wherever possible rather than aggregating decision-making authority in their own hands.
RxC student leaders are chosen for their expertise in their respective areas of responsibility and take responsibility for ensuring engagement, quality decision-making, fair representation of their domain externally and the consistency of internal participation and governance with other RadicalxChange principles.
RadicalxChange Students is primarily devoted to achieving its social justice mission, rather than achieving the private goals of any member. RxC Students should not become a source of personal enrichment for any individual to the exclusion of the community.
RadicalxChange Students community members treat each other as epistemic and social equals and should aim to empathize with the intellectual and personal perspective each member of the community brings to the table.