The hallmark of a well-functioning mind is the ability to identify facts, analyze ideas, integrate knowledge, and successfully translate principles into action.


The Reason, Individualism, Freedom Institute (RIFI) is a non-profit educational organization devoted to fostering active minds, empowering each individual with the knowledge, reasoning skills, and independence to understand the world and build a life of adventure and creative achievement.

We run week-end and week-long Great Connections Seminars for high school and college students, and working and retired adults, using the Classics and modern texts across the ideological spectrum, including classical liberalism, free market economics, and the philosophy of a free society.