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The Road to Freedom Seminar

October 03, 2013

Reagan Ranch Center, Santa Barbara, California

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Full-time college students are invited to apply for Young America's Foundation's Road to Freedom Seminar, scheduled at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, California, October 3 to 5, 2013.

President Ronald Reagan was influenced by a handful of free market proponents, including Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Frank Meyer, Ludwig von Mises, Henry Hazlitt, and Russell Kirk, who guided his economic policy which led to less government interference in the market place and more freedom for the average American during his administration.  

Today, the free market approach has been cast aside. The mainstream media, college professors, and the Obama administration all advocate John Maynard Keynes' or Karl Marx's solution of using government spending to boost the economy. Students are rarely required to read or are even presented with a fair view of free market ideas.

At this Young America's Foundation program, participants will: 

  • Compare the policies practiced and lessons learned by the Carter, Reagan, Bush and Obama administrations.
  • Explore the economists who most influenced Ronald Reagan.
  • Learn concrete strategies to communicate free market values to students on campus.
  • And more! 

One past seminar attendee wrote, "I would definitely encourage anyone who wants to learn more about free market ideas, liberty, and Reagan's ideals to attend these seminars. They are enlightening and a definite must for young conservatives." 

A highlight of the weekend will be a trip to Rancho del Cielo, Ronald Reagan's beloved ranch and home for nearly 25 years. It was at the Ranch that President Reagan inaugurated the longest peace-time economic expansion by signing the largest tax cuts in American history into law.  Young America's Foundation is preserving his ranch so new generations can learn more about President Reagan's ideas and lasting accomplishments. 

Confirmed speakers include:

Ying Ma-Ed Cleta Mitchell Photo Lanny Ebenstein Ann McElhinney  
Ying Ma
Cleta Mitchell
Lawyer and Activist,
Foley & Lardner LLP     
Lanny Ebenstein
Author & Adjunct Scholar, CATO
Ann McElhinney
Documentary Film Director and Producer 
Sally Pipes Photo PatrickLinstrom George Harbison    
Sally Pipes 
President & CEO, Pacific Research Center

Patrick Linstrom
President & CEO, Linstrom Corporation 


George Harbison
CFO, I Drive Safely



The cost of this exciting weekend is only $45  and includes overnight accommodations for Thursday and Friday nights, meals, and conference materials.  Space is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

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For more information and to register, please call Katie Taran at 800-USA-1776 or contact email at

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