What is the LA?

Since our first establishment in 1979 as an unincorporated association, and without change since our registration as a limited company in 1982, the aims of the Libertarian Alliance have been:
 
1. To publish essays and other scholarly works explaining the benefits of political and economic freedom and of toleration in the sense put forth by such philosophers as John Locke, David Hume, Adam Smith, Edmund Burke, John Stuart Mill, F.A. von Hayek, Karl Popper, and many others in the British liberal tradition;
 
2. To hold conferences and to appear in the British and international media to explain the above;
 
3. To bring to general notice such failings of the British State as may appear from a consideration of the generality of the above;
 
4. To train and give general encouragement and support to young writers and philosophers who show interest in the British liberal tradition.
 
So far as the specific claims of the British liberal tradition are true, the beneficiaries of our activities are the entirety of the human race, without regard to race, religion or sex, though mainly the people of the United Kingdom, which is where we operate.
 
Though we exist to advance a distinct perspective on politics, economics, law and ethics, the Libertarian Alliance is not affiliated to any political party, and we take no part in electoral politics, either in the United Kingdom or in any other country.