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Links to Freedom-Oriented Sites

Disclaimer: We do not necessarily agree with everything posted on these sites. We offer them to help expand awareness.

Organizations, Products, Programs


ACTON INSTITUTE
Promotes contemporary understanding of the classical liberal philosophy which is the product of the religious traditions of the West. 616-454-3080.
www.acton.org

ADAM SMITH INSTITUTE
Educational and research institute. Publishes studies on privatization and deregulation, and suggests free market policy applications.
www.adamsmith.org

ADVOCATES FOR SELF-GOVERNMENT
Introduces the public to libertarianism and a new political map; supportslibertarian outreach with Operation Politically Homeless; publishes The Libertarian Communicator and the World's Smallest Political Quiz; teaches libertarian communication skills. Liberty Store with audio tapes, CDs, video, books & more. 770-386-8372.
www.TheAdvocates.org

ATLAS ECONOMIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Expounds principle that economic actions have economic consequences; helps set up new free market think tanks; publishes Highlights & Atlas Report. 202-449-8449
www.atlasnetwork.org

AYN RAND INSTITUTE
Promotes objectivist philosophy of Ayn Rand through campus clubs at universities around the world. Runs essay contest for high school students based on Ayn Rand's novels. 949-222-6550
www.aynrand.org

CATO INSTITUTE
Public policy research foundation; publishes books, monographs, policy analysis & CATO Journal, all from a market liberal perspective; sponsors acclaimed week-long summer seminar at Dartmouth.
www.cato.org

CENTENNIA (Software Program)
Strongly recommended by Richard Maybury.
CENTENNIA is a map-based guide to the history of Europe and the Middle East from the beginning of the 11th century to the present. It is a dynamic, animated historical atlas. Watch over 9,000 border changes occur as the map reshapes itself from one date to the next.
www.clockwk.com

COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION
Non-partisan public policy research organization. Seeks to generate policy change based on the principles of private initiative and renewed citizenship. Publishes books and newsletter. 717-671-1901
www.commonwealthfoundation.org

COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE
Explores free-market solutions to environmental problems, antitrust reform & trade; sponsors Jefferson Group pro-market information exchange forum.
www.cei.org

FEDERALIST SOCIETY
Organization of conservative and libertarian lawyers and law students which seeks to analyze and influence public policy based on constitutionalism. Chapters in law schools across the country. 202-822-8138
www.fed-soc.org

FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION
Original libertarian educational foundation, est. 1947. Publishes Freeman magazine, books; conducts week-long summer seminars; provides material for high school & college debaters. 914-591-7230
www.fee.org

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH ON ECONOMICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Promotes public policy reform supporting conservation & wise use of natural resources based on property rights, reliance on market processes. 406-585-1776
www.free-eco.org

FRASER INSTITUTE
Public policy research institute w/free-market orientation; publishes books & studies on economic effects of government policy. Center for the Study of Economics & Religion division promotes dialogue between ecclesiastics and economists.
www.fraserinstitute.org

FREE MARKET FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
Promotes privatization, deregulation & the free market; publishes books & studies; sponsors conferences. 021-422-4982
www.freemarketfoundation.com

FREEDOM PARTY OF ONTARIO
Publishes the Calendar of Individual Freedom (US & Canadian versions available). Also publishes newsletters and issue papers, and fields candidates for public office. 519-681-3999
www.freedomparty.on.ca

FULLY INFORMED JURY ASSOCIATION
Promotes legislation requiring that juries be informed of their right to consider both law and fact in reaching verdicts. Publishes FIJA Activist.
www.fija.org

FUTURE OF FREEDOM FOUNDATION
Defends free markets, private property, free trade, freedom of conscience & civil liberties. Produces audio tapes on history, economics, philosophy & principles of liberty; publishes Freedom Daily. 703-934-6101
www.fff.org

HEARTLAND INSTITUTE
Provides privatization and deregulation studies and conferences aimed at Midwest news editors, news directors and legislative aides. 312-377-4000
www.heartland.org

INDEPENDENCE INSTITUTE
Colorado's public policy center. Endeavors to build consensus on the truths of the Declaration of Independence and explores their applicability to political and economic issues at the state level. 303-279-6536
www.i2i.org

INDEPENDENT INSTITUTE
Public policy institute. Sponsors nonpolitical studies into critical public issues; publishes books & the Independent; conducts conferences. 510-632-1366
www.independent.org

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION, CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF POPULAR CULTURE
"Right wing" civil liberties group which fights political correctness on college campuses. A public service law firm dedicated to protecting the Bill of Rights. www.horowitzfreedomcenter.org/IRF.html

INSTITUTE FOR HUMANE STUDIES
Searches for the best moral argument for a free society, and discovers, encourages and supports scholars who articulate that argument.
www.theihs.org

INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE
Uses strategic litigation, training and outreach to secure greater protection for individual liberty and to challenge the scope of government. Publishes Liberty & Law. 703-682-9320
www.instituteforjustice.org

INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Conducts public policy research with a free market orientation; publishes newsletter, books and video tapes on freemarket subjects.
www.iea.org.uk

INSTITUTE OF POLITICAL ECONOMY
Research institute. Studies political, philosophical & moral foundations of a free society. Sponsors conferences, issue papers & opeds.
www.peri.umass.edu

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY
International libertarian network. Publishes issue papers, Freedom Network News; sponsors int'l conferences.
www.isil.org

JAMES MADISON INSTITUTE
Researches issues of concern to Florida & other southeastern states. Emphasizes economic freedom, individual responsibility, limited gov't. Publishes monographs & newsletter. 413-545-6355
www.peri.umass.edu

KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTS
Produces audio tapes of the words of great thinkers, many with a freedom orientation.
www.knowledgeproducts.net

LAISSEZ FAIRE BOOKS
Sells wide selection of libertarian, history, philosophy & Randian books, audio tapes, videos; informative monthly book catalog. 415-541-9780, 800-326-0996, FAX: 415-541-0597
lfb.org

LANDMARK LEGAL FOUNDATION
Engages in aggressive litigation to protect and promote a free-market economy and Constitutional principles. 703-554-6100
www.landmarklegal.org/DesktopDefault.aspx

THE LIBERTARIAN ALLIANCE
Probably the most active libertarian group outside of North America. Has published over 500 papers on a variety of issues. Conducts regular meetings, conferences and seminars.
www.libertarian.co.uk

LIBERTARIAN FUTURIST SOCIETY
Advocates future of voluntary action as opposed to government action. Organized to encourage writers to explore the future of a free society and free mind. Gives Prometheus Award for best science fiction work consistent with principle of freedom.
www.lfs.org

LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF CANADA
Runs candidates for public office; holds an annual convention.
www.libertarian.ca

LIBERTARIAN PARTY-U.S.A.
Runs candidates for public office; publishes Libertarian Party News; holds biannual convention.
www.lp.org

LIBERTARIAN PRESS, INC
Sells a limited selection of libertarian and Austrian economic titles. Book catalog. www.libertarianpress.com

LIBERTY FUND
Encourages study of the ideal society of free and responsible individuals. Sponsors conferences, publishes books, produces films. 800-866-3520

LIBERTY MAGAZINE
Bimonthly review of libertarian & classical liberal thought, culture, politics. Contributors include Hospers, Hess, Casey, other libertarian notables.
libertyunbound.com

MACKINAC CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY
Analyzes Michigan economic issues from a free market perspective. Sponsors seminars; publishes commentaries and studies.
www.mackinac.org

MANHATTAN INSTITUTE
Promotes free market with books, symposia & Manhattan Report for scholars, officials & the public. 212-599-7000
www.manhattan-institute.org

NATIONAL CENTER FOR POLICY ANALYSIS
Does policy research on privatization; focus is health care, welfare; publishes books & monographs. 202-220-3082

NATIONAL TAXPAYERS UNION
713 Maryland Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002
Lobbies to reduce taxes; ranks Congressmen w/"Spending Score." Dollars & Sense newsletter. 703-683-5700
www.ntu.org

PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION
Law firm; litigates in support of free enterprise, property rights, limited gov't. Publishes In Perspective newsletter.
www.community.pacificlegal.org

PACIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Publishes studies & books on market solutions to social, economic, environmental issues. www.pacificresearch.org

PIONEER INSTITUTE
Commissions indepth marketoriented studies from scholars on Massachusetts public policy issues. Runs annual citizen contest on privatization ideas. 617-723-2277 www.pioneerinstitute.org

THE PRAGMATIST
Bimonthly magazine presents practical arguments for libertarianism. Analyzes issues from a pragmatic standpoint.
www.thepragmatist.org

REASON FOUNDATION
Educates public on principles of a free society with Reason magazine, oped articles, and more. 310-367-6109
www.reason.org

REPUBLICAN LIBERTY CAUCUS
Works to move Republican party toward greater support for libertarian ideals through education & outreach efforts. Supports libertarian-minded candidates for office. Publishes Republican Liberty. 904-878-4464
www.rlc.org

SOUTHEASTERN LEGAL FOUNDATION
Public interest law center. 770-977-2131
www.southeasternlegal.org

TAX FOUNDATION
Affiliated with Citizens for a Sound Economy. Nonpartisan think tank which has monitored tax & fiscal activities of federal, state, and local gov't since 1937. Publishes Tax Features; coined idea of "tax freedom day." 202-464-6200 
www.taxfoundation.org

THE VOLUNTARYIST
Bimonthly publication explores nonpolitical strategies for achieving liberty.
www.voluntaryist.com

VON MISES INSTITUTE
Promotes Mises' principles with seminars, books; publishes The Free Market and Austrian Economics Newsletter.
www.mises.org