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Classical Liberals in the Carolinas

Advancing the ideas of classical liberalism by connecting, gathering, and convening people and ideas in the Carolinas

What We Do

Classical Liberals in the Carolinas is a member organization composed of a network of classical liberal scholars, businesspeople, non-profit professionals, and other supporters, who share a presence or interest in the Carolinas, and who share in the vision and mission of CLC.

CLC’s vision is to advance the ideas of classical liberalism by connecting, gathering, and convening people and ideas in the Carolinas.

The mission is to serve as a platform organization where opportunities for collaboration arise by interleaving academics, businesspeople, non-profit professionals, and more, to cultivate the ideas of individual liberty, responsibility, equality before the law, and other principles found in the works of classical liberals scholars such as Adam Smith and other Enlightenment thinkers, the framers of the American founding, and modern era scholars who continue the classical liberal tradition.


Annual Conferences

Bringing together classical liberal scholars in the Carolinas region, annually, to discuss ideas of particular relevance to North and South Carolina.

Our Journal

Political Economy in the Carolinas is an interdisciplinary journal broadly focused on government and public policy in the Carolinas.

Become a Member

Become a member of the Classical Liberals of the Carolinas today for just $50! Your CLC membership includes registration for the annual CLC Conference, a physical copy of the Political Economy in the Carolinas journal and access to all CLC virtual events this academic year.

Now Accepting Journal Submissions

Submissions to the Political Economy in the Carolinas Journal are welcome from a wide range of disciplines including political science, economics, legal studies, history, and philosophy.  The only requirement is that articles be rigorous, thoroughly researched, and represent an original contribution to the literature. 

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