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    Fourth Annual Liberty Studies Weekend

    The Academy will sponsor its fourth annual Liberty Studies Weekend seminar for students on March 1st. Students will have the chance to meet with and interact with leading economic thinkers, and engage in intensive discussions of ideas about free markets, limited government and free society with top college teachers from around the state. The keynote address will be given by UIUC alum and Wall Street Journal editor Steve Moore.

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    Seventh Annual Fall Symposium: Decline of American Economic Freedom

    A standing-room-only audience attended the Academy’s Fall Symposium on perhaps the most critical challenge facing America’s future: the ongoing decline of American Economic Freedom and the threat to our standard of living. Professor Robert Lawson delivered the lecture attended by over 350 students and community leaders.

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    Students for Liberty

    The Founder of Students for Liberty (SFL), a worldwide movement of college students passionate about freedom and limited government, visited the University of Illinois September 27th. The Academy supports an online Liberty Studies program that SFL members around the world can participate in. The visit gave local students and community members a chance to learn more about the new generation of students working to advance liberty.

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    Common Sense Economics

    This summer students have the chance to take an important new course called Common Sense Economics which covers the basics of how the free market works and how to develop personal financial responsibility.

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  • An Education in Liberty

    A unique program, supported by the Academy on Capitalism, allows students to customize their courses to earn a Master's degree with a focus in Liberty Studies.

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About the Academy

Our Founding Fathers subscribed to and advocated an enlightened yet limited government, one that vigorously promotes political freedom and economic opportunity, one that anticipates and nurtures the unlimited potential and private energies of the individual.

The Academy is a not-for-profit corporation that supports scholarly research and teaching about the authors and ideas of free markets, entrepreneurship, individual rights, individual responsibility, limited government and peace. The ACLG Foundation is overseen by a board of directors providing grants for programs, research and activities at the University of Illinois.

Quote:Nothing had a greater impact on my intellectual development than the Academy on Capitalism and Limited Government Foundation. Class of 2011 Illinois Graduate


The Academy on Capitalism and Limited Government Foundation is not a unit of the University of Illinois, rather is a supporting organization to the University of Illinois Foundation providing philanthropic investment in programs which comport with the Academy Mission and expressed donor intent and the teaching, research, and service missions of the University.