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> Liberty Fund, Inc. is a nonprofit foundation headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States which promulgates the libertarian views of its founder through publishing, conferences, and educational resources. The operating mandate of the Liberty Fund was set forth in an unpublished memo written by its founder, Pierre F. Goodrich "to encourage the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals". History Liberty Fund was founded by Pierre F. Goodrich in 1960. In 1997 it received an $80 million donation from Goodrich's wife, Enid, increasing its assets to over $300 million. In November 2015, it was announced that the Liberty Fund was building a $22 million headquarters in Carmel, Indiana. Projects The foundation has published several books covering history, politics, philosophy, law, education, and economics. These include The Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith (Glasgow Edition), The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo (Sraffa edition), Liberty Fund’s Natural Law and Enlightenment Series and Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America (Historical-Critical Edition). Organizations: The Library of Economics and Liberty - publishes the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics Reception In his book The Assault on Reason, former U.S. Vice President and presidential candidate Al Gore wrote that between 2002 and 2004, 97% of the attendees at Liberty Fund training seminars for judges were Republican administration appointees. Gore suggests that such conferences and seminars are one of the reasons that judges who regularly attend such conferences "are generally responsible for writing the most radical pro-corporate, antienvironmental, and activist decisions". Referring to what he calls the "Big Three", the Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment, George Mason University's Law & Economics Center (LEC), and the Liberty Fund he adds, "These groups are not providing unbiased judicial education. They are giving multithousand-dollar vacations to federal judges to promote their radical right-wing agenda at the expense of the public interest." Liberty Fund has been cited by historian Donald T. Critchlow as one of the endowed conservative foundations which laid the way for the election of U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1980. See also Economic liberalism Libertarian conservatism Libertarianism in the United States Right-libertarianism References External links Official website EDIRC listing (provided by RePEc) Organizational Profile – National Center for Charitable Statistics (Urban Institute) ) ) ) )
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