Founded in 2021

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AIER’s Bastiat Society program in Raleigh, NC provides a platform for scholars and policy experts to share their insights and experiences with the general business community. Our events address sound economic principles, personal freedom, and opportunities created through markets.


I have benefitted so much from the teaching and fellowship put on by the Bastiat Society of Raleigh. Such a group matches up with Alexis de Tocqueville’s description of the value of public associations, spontaneous, voluntary groups of civic-minded individuals organized around a common cause. Such public associations are ideal for solving problems and “keeping” the kind of republic and its freedoms we have in the United States, but the Bastiat Society’s focus on liberty and human flourishing make it a group Tocqueville, not to mention Bastiat himself, would be proud of. Here are North Carolinians from every background imaginable coming together to learn about the principles of liberty and small government–what could be better than that?

Winston Brady, MBA, M-Div | Director of Curriculum & Thales Press

The Bastiat Society of Raleigh occupies a much-needed space for intellectual thought and professional networking in a way that few other organizations in the Triangle offer. The monthly gatherings always bring in a friendly and hospitable crowd, as well as an engaging speaker. The topics are relevant and the conversation is robust. If you’re looking for a network of like-minded, thoughtful acquaintances, The Bastiat Society of Raleigh is the place to find them.

Brooke MedinaVice President of Communications at the John Locke Foundation

This is my favorite group in Raleigh, NC. Participants’ interest in classically liberal learning harmonizes with the organization’s encouragement of viewpoint diversity—This core value promotes the alleviation of ignorance which, as Socrates demonstrated, is crucial for the development of a moral people. And as John Adams asserted, the U.S. Constitution was made for a moral people.

I am confident that consistent membership within this community will provide everyone with opportunities for betterment as a citizen, entrepreneur, and thinker.

Michael FarrellU.S. Department of State

I joined Bastiat Society of Raleigh with the intent to expand my understanding of economics and philosophy while forming relationships with like-minded people. As an insurance professional, my industry sits on the perimeter of the finance industry, so having a grasp on economic shifts, concepts, and policy have been helpful to me when guiding my clients’ in protecting their assets and insuring their estates.

Through membership in Bastiat over the last two years, I have made great connections, built relationships, gained a deeper understanding of the machinations in our economy, and challenged my thinking.

Emily Kaitlyn Hunter | Master Agent at NC Farm Bureau

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Founding Member 


$1,500 / person (One Time)  or $1500 / company (Two Representatives) (One Time)

  • Free Drinks and hors-d’oeuvres
  • Free Admission to All Events (Eventbrite Registration Required)
  • Founding Member Name Badge
  • A Copy of The Law By Frederic Bastiat
  • A Copy of Entrepreneur Life by Robert Luddy
  • Invitation to Chapter’s Founding Member Meetings
  • AIER’s 1933 Club Membership

Annual Membership
$250/ Person / Yr or $400 / Married Couple / Yr

  • Free Drinks and hors-d’oeuvres
  • Free Admission to All Events (Eventbrite Registration Required)
  • Annual Member Name Badge
  • A Copy of The Law by Frederic Bastiat
  • A Copy of Entrepreneur Life by Robert Luddy

Young Professional (Under 30)

$150 / Yr

  • Free Drinks and hors-d’oeuvres
  • Free Admission to All Events (Eventbrite Registration Required)
  • Young Professional Member Name Badge

Student Membership (Student I.D.)

$75 / Yr

  • 1 Free Drink and hors-d’oeuvres
  • Free Admission to All Events (Eventbrite Registration Required)
  • Student Member Name Badge

Brad Taylor is the C.E.O. & Co-Founder of Xona Microfluidics, Inc., a biotech company in the Research Triangle Park. Xona Microfluidics® makes and distributes neuronal research devices to neuroscientists, and provides contract research services to biomedical institutions worldwide.

Mr. Taylor is a California licensed attorney with over twenty-five years of experience in corporate litigation, transactions and management. He worked as a policy consultant in the California Legislature for five years. He has a B.A. in English and political science from U.C.L.A., and J.D. and M.P.A. from Syracuse University.

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Raleigh, North Carolina