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  • Terry Anderson lecturing

    Free Market Environmentalism

    Private market based solutions to environmental problems will be the focus of the Eighth Annual Fall Symposium featuring Stanford economist Terry Anderson. Professor Anderson will speak at the Business School in Champaign on November 12 (Deloitte Auditorium 4:00-5:30pm) and on campus in Springfield November 13 (Brookens Auditorium 4:00-5:30pm). Save the date for this eye-opening event! Free and open to the public.

  • Spring 2014 Newsletter

    Spring 2014 Academy Update

    The new issue of Academy Update is available online and in print. It features the exciting work of the many excellent undergraduate and graduate students who are helping to spread the word about liberty with support from the Academy on Capitalism.

    View the latest copy

  • Steve Moore lecturing

    Fourth Annual Liberty Studies Weekend

    The Academy sponsored its fourth annual Liberty Studies Weekend seminar for students on March 1st. Students had 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 was given by UIUC alum and Wall Street Journal editor Steve Moore.

  • 2013 Symposium audience

    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.

    Video About Economic Freedom file

  • 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.