Headquarter Events

The Road to Freedom: The Scam of Socialism and the Morality of Markets July 15 to 16, 2016

Add to Cal


Jul 15 - Jul 16
2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Add to Cal Get directions

Event Overview

Young America’s Foundation invites full-time college students to attend our next Road to Freedom seminar scheduled for July 15 and 16 at the Foundation’s headquarters located outside of Washington, D.C.

Many young people are often duped into embracing socialism because they never learn about the morality of markets. A Young America’s Foundation nationwide poll revealed that most young people do not want more government involvement in their lives. Yet what explains the media’s obsession with showcasing how students want more socialism including free education and other government handouts? 

Students who attend this program will be introduced to works of intellectual leaders such as—Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Ludwig Von Mises, among others—who influenced President Reagan and the largest peacetime expansion of the economy in American history.

At this program you will:

  • Discover the free market leaders who influenced Ronald Reagan and his ideas
  • Compare the policies of President Reagan to other American presidents including the policies of Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter.
  • Brainstorm methods to promote these ideas on your campus
  • Any more!

Cost of the program is only $45 and includes hotel and meals during the program. Limited travel waivers are available to those traveling significant distances. 

FAQ's: Click here for all the details.

Young America's Foundation
11480 Commerce Park Drive
Reston, VA 20191

John Tamny

Forbes Editor and Author

Political Economy Editor, Forbes; Editor, RealClearMarkets; Senior Economic Advisor to Toreador Research & Trading; and Author of Popular Economics John Tamny is a senior fellow in economics at Reason Foundation, the political economy editor at Forbes, a senior economic advisor to Toreador Research & Trading, and editor of RealClearMarkets.com (RCM). A spin-off of the policy…

Full Bio

Walter Williams

Economist, Commentator, Professor, Columnist, Author and Speaker

Walter E. Williams, the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, is a well-known lecturer and social critic respected for his logical discussions of current issues. Formerly a national fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor at Temple University, he is currently an adjunct scholar at the Heritage Foundation and…

Full Bio

Jared Meyer

Author and fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Jared Meyer is a senior research fellow at the Foundation for Government Accountability. At FGA, he researches the economic effects that various government regulations have on labor markets. Meyer is the coauthor of Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America's Young (Encounter Books, May 2015) and the author of Uber-Positive: Why Americans Love the Sharing Economy…

Full Bio

Anne Rathbone Bradley

Professor and Vice President of Economics at the Institute of World Politics

Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley is a professor of economics at The Institute of World Politics and an adjunct professor at George Mason University and has taught at Georgetown University and Charles University, Prague.  She is the Vice President of Economic Initiatives at the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics where she develops a systematic theology…

Full Bio

Steve Moore

Writer, Analyst, Author and Speaker

Stephen Moore is an economic writer and political analyst. He joined The Wall Street Journal as a member of the editorial board and senior economics writer on May 31, 2005. He splits his time between Washington and New York, focusing on economic issues, including budget, tax and monetary policy. Moore has been a frequent contributor to the…

Full Bio

Humberto Fontova

Author, Blogger, Commentator, Columnist and Speaker

Humberto was born in Havana Cuba in 1954 and fled Cuba in 1961 with his family to New Orleans while his father was Castro and Che's political prisoner. He has lived in the New Orleans area since 1961, earning a B.A. in Political Science from the University of New Orleans and a Master's Degree in…

Full Bio

Thomas J. DiLorenzo

Professor of Economics and Author

Thomas DiLorenzo is professor of economics at Loyola University Maryland and a member of the senior faculty of the Mises Institute. He is the author of The Real Lincoln; Lincoln Unmasked; How Capitalism Saved America; and Hamilton's Curse: How Jefferson’s Archenemy Betrayed the American Revolution — and What It Means for Americans Today.

Full Bio

Marc Thiessen

Former Speechwriter for George W. Bush, Columnist, Commentator and Author

Marc Thiessen is a New York Times bestselling author, a weekly columnist for The Washington Post, and appears several nights each week on Fox News' The Kelly File, one of the top rated prime time cable news shows in the country. He is the co-founder of Oval Office Writers LLC, which provides speechwriting services and…

Full Bio

Jordan Lorence

Senior Counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom

Jordan Lorence, Esq., serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom. His work encompasses a broad range of litigation, with a primary focus on defending the First Amendment freedoms of public university students and professors. Before officially joining the organization in 2001, Lorence was a productive allied attorney for many years, actively involved in significant…

Full Bio

Apply Today!

The cost of the program is only $45 and includes hotel and meals during the program.


Basic Information

Current Mailing Address

Summer Mailing Address

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions:

a) I understand that I am applying for a limited amount of space at this seminar and that my application is subject to confirmation.  I will be notified within two weeks of submitting my application whether I have been accepted to the seminar. 

b) I must attend all sessions of the Road to Freedom Seminar. If I do not attend all functions, I will be charged the full cost of the seminar, including the hotel, food, and conference costs, which totals $1,700 per attendee.  

c) Except in case of emergency, I must notify Young America’s Foundation by July 10, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST of my inability to attend.

d) I understand I will be assigned roommates for the conference. I may request preferred roommates of the same sex, but there is a chance I may not be able to room with them. 

e) I agree to abide by all rules and instructions of Young America’s Foundation and to obey all laws.  I agree to notify Young America’s Foundation’s staff immediately if a problem arises during the conference.

f) Young America’s Foundation uses real photos, videos, and quotes from students for promotional purposes and to advance its mission. By attending this program, I consent to the use of my photo, written evaluation statements, and video in any Young America’s Foundation materials.