to LearnLiberty.org, a resource for learning about the ideas of a free
society. Our goal is to provide a starting point for conversations on
• What is the nature of man and society?
• What are the best ways to organize human society?
• What is the proper role for government?
We believe that the classical liberal or libertarian tradition can
offer compelling answers to these questions. Classical liberal ideas
have deep intellectual roots, cultivated by thinkers such as John Locke,
Adam Smith, the American Founders, and more recent scholars such as
Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman. These scholars emphasize the
importance of free markets, voluntary exchange, individual rights, and
Classical liberal thinkers do not agree on everything,
and the speakers on LearnLiberty.org are no exception. We believe
exploring and discussing these ideas is so important precisely because
we do not all agree. We hope you will join our conversation, and help
advance the understanding of these important ideas.