Liberty Fund develops, supervises, and finances its own educational activities to foster thought and encourage discourse on enduring issues pertaining to liberty.
These programs focus on the place individual liberty has in an intellectual heritage evident from ancient times and continuing through our own times. The programs are intended to enrich understanding and appreciation of the complex nature of a society of free and responsible individuals and to contribute to its preservation.
As a tax-exempt, private operating foundation, Liberty Fund’s purposes are educational and intellectual. Liberty Fund does not, therefore, engage in politics or political action of any kind. Liberty Fund fulfills its mission by conducting programs, not by awarding grants to outside organizations or individuals.
Liberty Fund activities are concentrated in three areas:
Liberty Fund has published over 400 titles for scholars, students, and general readers since its first publication, Education in a Free Society, appeared in 1973. Most titles explore some aspect of the interrelationship of liberty and responsibility in individual life, society, and governance. Our print and ebooks are edited and translated by world-renowned scholars who bring to the task the expertise these works deserve. Introductions and forewords provide noninterpretive context, annotations, bibliographies, and other supplementary apparatus that further support the text. Printed books are designed and manufactured according to the highest standards of book production—all Liberty Fund books, both hardcover and paperback, are printed on acid-free paper and are bound with sewn signatures, making them invaluable, lasting additions to any library.
Each year, Liberty Fund conducts over 150 conferences throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe.
Liberty Fund’s four educational web properties (OLL, Econlib, Law & Liberty, and AdamSmithWorks) offer online libraries, blogs, podcasts, forums, discussions, and more to encourage a dialogue of ideas pertaining to liberty.