Build Back Bankrupt: Grand Canyon & Vanderbilt Universities

Left: CFACT student Farrell Sessler hands out fake money and flyers on Grand Canyon University campus in Phoenix, AZ. Right: CFACT leader Ned Sheehan talks with students at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

As part of CFACT’s new Build Back Bankrupt campaign, Collegians from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, handed out fake “monopoly” money on campus to show what America’s dollar will be really worth if Biden’s Build Back Better agenda is enacted.

CFACT student Ned Sheehan (right) distributes the fake money and flyers on Vanderbilt University campus.

The students also handed out flyers that explained why the students were handing out the fake money. The flyers also directed those looking to learn more to CFACT’s Collegians website with more information.

“This was an important event to do on campus, because young people need to realize what is happening to the value of the dollar,” said Farrell Sessler, a sophomore at Grand Canyon University. “If government keeps spending money recklessly on all sorts of climate change and expanded welfare programs, inflation will keep getting worse and it will be harder for all of us to succeed both during and after college.”

“As inflation rises from huge government spending it’s like a hidden tax on all of us,” said Ned Sheehan, a graduate student at Vanderbilt University. “Less purchasing power impacts all students, and it is important for them to learn about that.”

Students in both Arizona and Tennessee were happy to receive the fake money and flyers and learn more, albeit if the facts were quite serious and depressing. The fake money gimmick is a humorous, eye-catching way to get students’ attention and help them understand the situation in a simple way.

CFACT’s Build Back Bankrupt campaign will continue on other college campuses around the country. Stay tuned for more updates!

You can learn more about the campaign here.