The Libertarian Movement

The Libertarian Movement

Libertarian Organizations

  • Acton Institute

    The Acton Institute is a think-tank whose mission is to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles.

  • Adam Smith Institute

    The Adam Smith Institute works to promote free market ideas through research, publishing, media outreach, and education. The Institute is at the forefront of making the case for free markets and a free society in the United Kingdom.

  • American Enterprise Institute

    The American Enterprise Institute is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world.

  • Atlas Network

    Atlas Network's mission is to strengthen the worldwide freedom movement by cultivating a highly effective and expansive network that inspires and incentivizes all committed individuals and organizations to achieve lasting impact.

  • Atlas Society

    The Atlas Society promotes open Objectivism: the philosophy of reason, achievement, individualism, and freedom.

  • Cato Institute

    The Cato Institute is a think tank dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues

  • Center for Individual Freedom

    Founded in 1998, the Center for Individual Freedom is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with the mission to protect and defend individual freedoms and individual rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

  • Competitive Enterprise Institute

    CEI's mission is to promote both freedom and fairness by making good policy good politics. We make the uncompromising case for economic freedom because we believe it is essential for entrepreneurship, innovation, and prosperity to flourish.

  • Discovery Institute

    Discovery Institute’s mission is to advance a culture of purpose, creativity and innovation. It has a special concern for the role that science and technology play in our culture and how they can advance free markets, illuminate public policy and support the theistic foundations of the West.

  • Downsize DC

    DownsizeDC believes the federal government has grown too centralized, too intrusive and too expensive, and works to restore the full force of the 9th and 10th amendments, which reserve most social functions to the people and the states.

  • Drug Policy Alliance

    Drug Policy Alliance's mission is to advance those policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies.

  • Electronic Frontier Foundation

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows.

  • Foundation for Economic Education

    FEE’s mission is to inspire, educate and connect young adults with the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society. These principles include individual liberty, free-market economics, entrepreneurship, private property, and strong personal character.

  • The Federalist Society

    The Society's main purpose is to sponsor fair, serious, and open debate about the need to enhance individual freedom and the role of the courts in saying what the law is rather than what they wish it to be.

  • Fraser Institute

    Fraser Institute works to improve the quality of life for Canadians, their families, and future generations by studying, measuring, and broadly communicating the effects of government policies, entrepreneurship, and choice on their well-being.

  • Free State Project

    The Free State Project is an effort to recruit 20,000 liberty-loving people to move to New Hampshire.

  • Fully Informed Jury Association

    The FIJA mission is to educate Americans regarding their full powers as jurors, including their ability to rely on personal conscience, to judge the merit of the law and its application and to nullify bad law, when necessary for justice, by finding for the defendant.

  • Future of Freedom Foundation

    The mission of The Future of Freedom Foundation is to advance freedom by providing an uncompromising moral and economic case for individual liberty, free markets, private property and limited government.

  • The Goldwater Institute

    The Goldwater Institute is an independent government watchdog organization supported by people who are committed to expanding free enterprise and liberty.

  • The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

    The mission of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is to promote individual liberty, the free market and limited accountable government.

  • Heartland Institute

    Heartland’s mission is to discover, develop and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems where property rights and markets do a better job than government bureaucracies.

  • Hispanic American Center for Economic Research

    HACER’s goal is to promote the study of issues pertinent to the countries of Hispanic America as well as Hispanic Americans living in the United States, especially as they relate to the values of personal and economic liberty, limited government under the rule of law and individual responsibility.

  • Independent Institute

    The Independent Institute sponsors in-depth studies of critical social and economic issues to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous and free societies grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity.

  • Institute for Economic Affairs

    The IEA is the UK’s original free-market think-tank, founded in 1955. Our mission is to improve understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society by analysing and expounding the role of markets in solving economic and social problems.

  • Institute for Health Freedom

    The Institute for Health Freedom was established to present the ethical and economic case for strengthening the freedom to choose one’s health care providers and treatments, and to maintain confidential relationships with one’s providers without interference from government or private third parties.

  • Institute for Humane Studies

    IHS is devoted to research and education in the conviction that greater understanding of human affairs and freedom would foster peace, prosperity and social harmony.

  • Institute for Justice

    Through strategic litigation, training, communication and outreach, the Institute for Justice advances a rule of law under which individuals can control their destinies as free and responsible members of society.

  • International Society for Individual Liberty

    Liberty International, formerly known as the International Society for Individual Liberty, and Libertarian International, is one of the pioneers in the creation of the worldwide libertarian movement – today’s fastest-growing philosophical/political movement.

  • Ladies of Liberty Alliance

    The mission of the Ladies of Liberty Alliance is to cultivate and empower a unique community of liberty-minded women through networking and educational opportunities.

  • Libertarian Futurist Society

    The Libertarian Futurist Society recognizes and promotes libertarian science fiction through the annual Prometheus Awards.

  • Libertarian International

    Libertarian International coordinates various initiatives in the defense of individual liberty throughout the world.

  • Libertarian Party of Canada

    The mission of the Libertarian Party of Canada is to reduce the responsibilities and expense of government so that Canadians may each manage their lives to mutually fulfill their needs by the free and voluntary exchange of their efforts and property for the value that best realizes our happiness.

  • Libertarian Party of USA

    America’s third largest political party, the Libertarian Party, seeks to advance individual liberty by running libertarian candidates for public office.

  • Liberty Fund

    Liberty Fund, Inc. is a private, educational foundation established to encourage the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals.

  • The Locke Institute

    The Locke Institute seeks to promote a greater understanding of natural rights and its implications for constitutional democracy and modern society’s economic organization.

  • Ludwig von Mises Institute

    The Mises Institutes serves as the world’s leading provider of educational materials, conferences, media and literature supporting Austrian Economics and the school of thought represented by Ludwig Von Mises and his contribution to its modern following.

  • Mackinac Center for Public Policy

    The Mackinac Center is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Michigan citizens by promoting sound solutions to state and local policy questions.

  • Mannkal Economic Education Foundation

    The Mannkal Foundation aims to strengthen the free market system in Australia, by promoting ideals of voluntary cooperation, choice, personal rights, limited government and responsible resourcefulness of individuals.

  • Marijuana Policy Project

    MPP is the largest marijuana policy reform organization in the United States. They work to remove criminal penalties for marijuana use, with a particular emphasis on making marijuana medically available for ill people who have the approval of their doctors.

  • Mercatus Center, George Mason University

    The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas—bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems.

  • National Center for Policy Analysis

    The NCPA’s goal is to develop and promote private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector. *closed*

  • Outright Libertarians

    Outright Libertarians is an association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other self-identified “queer” (LGBTQ) Libertarian Party activists and supporters.

  • Pacific Research Institute

    The mission of the Pacific Research Institute is to champion freedom, opportunity and personal responsibility for all individuals by advancing free-market policy solutions.

  • Property and Environment Research Center

    PERC is the nation’s oldest and largest institute dedicated to improving environmental quality through markets and property rights.

  • Reason Foundation

    Reason Foundation advances a free society by developing, applying and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets and the rule of law.

  • Republican Liberty Caucus

    The RLC exists to promote individual liberty, limited governments and free enterprise within the Republican Party.

  • State Policy Network

    The State Policy Network is dedicated solely to improving the practical effectiveness of independent, nonprofit, market-oriented, state-focused think tanks. SPN’s programs enable these organizations to better educate local citizens, policy makers and opinion leaders about market-oriented alternatives to state and local policy challenges.

  • Students for Liberty

    Students for Liberty’s mission is to provide a unified, student-driven forum for students and student organizations dedicated to liberty.

  • Young Americans for Liberty

    Young Americans for Liberty is the continuation of Students for Ron Paul that seeks to recruit, train, educate and mobilize students on the ideas of liberty and the Constitution.

Libertarian Publications

Ballot Access News

BAN is the premier newsletter for up-to-date news about the continuing fight for fair and equitable ballot access laws.

Capitalism Magazine

A daily periodical commenting on political and cultural issues from an individual rights perspective.

Journal of Libertarian Studies

Founded by Murray Rothbard, The Journal has been the voice of scholarship in libertarian theory, the launching pad for the ideas that shaped the world of libertarianism, and the preeminent forum on revisionist historical research on war and interventionalism.

Liberty Magazine

A journal of culture and politics written from a classical liberal point of view.

Reason Magazine

Reason is the monthly print magazine of “free minds and free markets.” It covers politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary and reviews.

Young American Revolution

The official publication of Young Americans for Liberty contains the best political, cultural and economic writing by a rising generation of anti-statists of all stripes, alongside essays and reviews by seasoned veterans of the Liberty Movement.

Libertarian Websites

The American Conservative

The American Conservative magazine represents a traditionalist, anti-war, paleoconservative, paleolibertarian, libertarian-conservative voice against what it sees as a neoconservative media establishment.


AntiWar.com is devoted to the cause of non-interventionism and is read by libertarians, pacifists, leftists, “greens” and independents alike, as well as many on the Right who agree with our opposition to imperialism.

Bleeding Heart Libertarians

Bleeding Heart Libertarians is a blog about free markets and social justice.

Café Hayek

Cafe Hayek is part of the Library of Economics and Liberty website. Its written by Don Boudreaux and Russ Roberts of George Mason University

Communicating Liberty

The best tools and tips for advancing liberty, brought to you by the Advocates for Self-Government.

Coyote Blog

This allusion to the state of Arizona and the cartoon of Wile E. fame covers small business economics and libertarian philosophy.

Free Keene

New Hampshire’s liberty activism destination. Relevant to those outside of New Hampshire too.

Hit and Run

Reason Magazine staff writers’ oft-updated blog offering commentary on the news of the day.

The Humble Libertarian

The Humble Libertarian features news and unique commentary on current events and politics within the context and framework of a robust, unified, and coherent philosophy of government and its proper role in a civil society.


The online home for individualist feminists.

John Stossel’s Take

The best-selling author and Fox Business star takes a skeptical look at a wide array of issues.


An anti-state/pro-market site run by the president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

Libertarian Answers

Short answers to tough questions on libertarianism.

Liberty and Power

George Mason University’s History News Network blog exposes the politicians who misrepresent history, put events in context and remind us all of the complexity and irony of history.

Marginal Revolution

Two economics professors discuss the world and news.


The writers at OpenMarket.org believe that people improve their lives not through decisions made by Washington bureaucrats, but by making their own choices in a truly free society.

Ridley Report

“Don’t get mad. Get video!” Pro news videographer Dave Ridley takes you to the front lines of the peaceful battle for liberty.

Somewhat Reasonable

The policy and commentary blog of the Heartland Institute.

Texas Straight Talk

Ron Paul’s weekly Column.

Top Libertarian

The goal of TopLibertarian.com is to organize the top libertarian links, tweets, websites, Twitter accounts and Facebook pages.

The Volokh Conspiracy

A collaborative blog by mostly libertarian law professors that covers legal and political issues.

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