Liberty Fund has hosted thousands of conferences in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. These invitation-only events bring together scholars and professionals from a variety of backgrounds to explore ideas of liberty.
Individual liberty. Personal responsibility.
A free society.
These ideals are the cornerstone of Liberty Fund, a private educational foundation established to foster thought and encourage discussion of enduring issues pertaining to liberty.
Inspired by Liberty
Liberty Fund was founded in 1960 by Pierre F. Goodrich to make a hopeful contribution to the “preservation, restoration, and development of individual liberty through investigation, research, and educational activity.”
Today, Liberty Fund offers a rich set of educational programs including Socratic-style conferences, thought-provoking books, and engaging online resources focused on the understanding and appreciation of the complex nature of a society of free and responsible individuals.
Liberty Fund Books
We believe great books are vital sources of knowledge and experience and through reading we can learn from the past to impact the future. Our collection of more than 400 titles explores the ideal of liberty across many disciplines.
Liberty Fund Conferences
Liberty Fund conferences seek to illuminate various aspects of individual liberty and responsibility through informal, open, yet serious, discussion of ideas that have shaped human civilization and free society.
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From podcasts and videos to blogs and book reviews, explore our collection of online resources designed to explore the ideal of liberty every day of the week.
EconlibOctober 27, 2020 One of Tyler Cowen’s Points is Right October 27, 2020 I’m Not “David Henderson” October 27, 2020 Counterfactuals: What If Clinton Had Won in 2016 October 27, 2020 Unschooling + Math October 26, 2020 (Un)Orthodox economics
Law & LibertyOctober 27, 2020 Is There a Heideggerian Bridge to the Far Right? October 27, 2020 The Forgotten Power of States October 26, 2020 The Founders’ Religious Liberty, Beyond Rakove October 26, 2020 Edward Bernays: Prophet of “Spin” October 23, 2020 Shelby Steele and America’s “Poetic Truth”
OLLOctober 5, 2020 Mikko Tolonen, "Mandeville, Hayek and Politics of Self-esteem" (October 2020) September 2, 2020 Ruth Scurr, "J.S. Mill & Life Writing" (August 2020) June 3, 2020 Adam J. Macleod, "Bagehot and the Causes of Our Crises" [January 2020] June 3, 2020 Sarah Morgan Smith, ““To Covenant and Combine Ourselves into a Civil Body Politic”: The Mayflower Compact @ 400 Years” (May 2020)
Commerce, morality, equality, the rule of law, and the role of government . . . Welcome to the world of Adam Smith. Explore Smith’s life and works and access educational materials to learn about and teach concepts central to Adam Smith. From the famous Pin Factory, which illustrates Smith’s concept of the division of labor, to new and engaging research, we invite you to join a community of others interested in the works, life, and times of Adam Smith.
Learn about Adam Smith, who is now most famous as the father of modern economics. Discover our collection of original videos and essays focused on Smith’s life./ Learn More
Discover the works of Adam Smith in online, audio and print editions. Includes access to The Theory of Moral Sentiments, The Wealth of Nations, and more./ Read More
Dive into an ever-evolving collection of original and curated material to help you and your students think more deeply about Adam Smith./ Teach More
Watch and discuss the video series “An Animal that Trades,” explore video and audio commentary, and join in online reading groups./ Explore More