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.
Liberty Fund Books 2022 Catalog
Explore our complete collection of 400+ titles. The digital catalog provides direct links to individual book pages on our website to make shopping for your favorite title easier than ever.
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Connect with Our Online Resources
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.
EconlibNovember 26, 2022 George Selgin on the postwar economy November 25, 2022 How I-Bond Rates Reset November 25, 2022 Vox’s Words and Vox’s Actions November 25, 2022 The Eccentric Entrepreneur’s Venture November 24, 2022 The mystery of politics
Law & LibertyNovember 25, 2022 The American Heritage of Freedom in the Liberal Arts November 25, 2022 Birds, Bees, and Bible Verses November 24, 2022 Searching for Fathers in America November 23, 2022 The Flaws of Ranked Choice November 23, 2022 The Fragile Presumption of Innocence
OLLMay 3, 2021 Humboldt’s State – and Ours (May 2021) March 1, 2021 Keith E. Whittington, "John C. Calhoun, Constitutionalism, and Slavery" (March 2021) March 1, 2021 Daniel B. Klein, "Meanings of Liberty: Aron, Constant, Berlin" (April 2021) February 7, 2021 Reflections on Libraries, Liberty, and Black History (February 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