Learn Liberty Academy provides free, online educational programs to help you learn about the most critical questions facing our society. Our programs are designed to help concerned citizens become empowered citizens.
We offer free, interactive programs taught by professors from accredited universities.
The ins and outs of important contemporary issues and problems that our world faces, and solutions for a better future while developing a clear understanding of fundamental economic principles.
Every week, you will participate in a live professor-led webcast. They will be available to answer your questions in real time. These discussions will be supplemented with videos, discussion forums, and engaging short assignments.
You will receive exclusive educational offers and career listings, mentoring, letters of recommendation, professor-signed certificates, and more. You can also signal to future employers that you are a self-starter who values learning.
Start Date: March 03, 2014 • Presenter: Steven Horwitz
The typical TV politician is an idealist with an almost romantic love for the public interest. In House of Cards, however, we see what “politics without romance” might look like. With self-interested characters who care little about big ideas or the public interest, the show offers a more realistic presentation of how the sausage of politics gets made. It also beautifully illustrates the basics of ...View Program Page
Start Date: March 10, 2014 • Presenter: Daniel D'Amico
Did you realize the very thing that’s made New Orleans world famous for Bourbon, Blues and Beignets actually accounts for the city’s magical resurrection in the wake of Katrina and the culture’s unusual wherewithal to take on political, social and environmental challenges? Walk the streets of the Big Easy with Professor Dan D’Amico in these short videos and commentary as he investigates the theories of what ...View Program Page
Start Date: March 17, 2014 • Presenter: Elizabeth Price Foley
This program, led by a constitutional law professor, joined by national security experts from across the political spectrum, will focus on the legality of surveillance. The program will explore the effectiveness of FISA and the Patriot Act and various bills currently in Congress aimed at reforming the current regime.View Program Page
Start Date: March 31, 2014 • Presenter: Art Carden
Drowning in debt? (Who isn’t, right?) Unfortunately, doing bank heists and selling crystal meth are out as solutions. So how do you do it? Join economist Art Carden of Samford University as he presents ways to reign in your out-of-control finances. For starters, he’ll explain the magic of compound interest—the crockpot method of turning a pittance into a prodigious pile of cash. He’ll also go over the economics of ...View Program Page
Start Date: April 07, 2014 • Presenter: Matthew McCaffrey
This program will explore the economic and political themes of Game of Thrones through an analysis of the novels by George R.R. Martin along with the television adaptations. The course brings together ideas from economics, history, and political philosophy to show the similarities between this complex fantasy realm and the real economic and social problems of our own world. Special attention will be paid to the role of ...View Program Page
Start Date: April 21, 2014 • Presenter: Sean Mulholland
We’ve all heard that the rich are getting richer while the poor get poorer, but is it actually true? Do government policies meant to help the poor actually create more poverty? Dive into these questions with professor Sean Mulholland, as he analyzes the data on income and wealth mobility in America. He will address questions such as, ‘are the families who were in the top 1% ...View Program Page
Start Date: May 05, 2014 • Presenter: Andrew Morriss
The Cayman Islands, infamously known for international tax sheltering, experienced a miracle when it went from a backwards and savage barter economy in the 1960s, to a per capita GDP that was higher than the UK’s in the 1980s. Join us as we partner up with the Federalist Society and Prof. Andrew Morriss to explore the institutional, legal, and regulatory frameworks, predicated on property rights and a rule of law, ...View Program Page
Start Date: May 19, 2014 • Presenter: Alex Kreit
Can you believe this?: A 23-year old single mother of three is sentenced to life because her boyfriend stored his cocaine at her house. A 23-year old college student, never having actually sold drugs, was sentenced to die in prison for helping his friends package drugs to be sold A 24-year old grateful dead fan sent LSD to someone who he thought was a friend, and got life ...View Program Page
Start Date: June 02, 2014 • Presenter: James Stacey Taylor
In the United States, 13 people die each day waiting for a kidney transplant. Like 95,000 other Americans, their lives depend on the altruistic actions of strangers*. In Iran, on the other hand, the government's system of compensating live donors has created a surplus of willing donors. Is Iran more compassionate than the United States? One only has to look at the numbers to wonder ...View Program Page