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Organizations, Products, Programs
Promotes contemporary understanding of the classical liberal philosophy which is the product of the religious traditions of the West. 616-454-3080.
ADAM SMITH INSTITUTE
Educational and research institute. Publishes studies on privatization and deregulation, and suggests free market policy applications.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE
Explores free-market solutions to environmental problems, antitrust reform & trade; sponsors Jefferson Group pro-market information exchange forum.
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
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
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
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.
FREE MARKET FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
Promotes privatization, deregulation & the free market; publishes books & studies; sponsors conferences. 021-422-4982
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
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.
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
Provides privatization and deregulation studies and conferences aimed at Midwest news editors, news directors and legislative aides. 312-377-4000
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
Public policy institute. Sponsors nonpolitical studies into critical public issues; publishes books & the Independent; conducts conferences. 510-632-1366
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.
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
INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Conducts public policy research with a free market orientation; publishes newsletter, books and video tapes on freemarket subjects.
INSTITUTE OF POLITICAL ECONOMY
Research institute. Studies political, philosophical & moral foundations of a free society. Sponsors conferences, issue papers & opeds.
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY
International libertarian network. Publishes issue papers, Freedom Network News; sponsors int'l conferences.
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
Produces audio tapes of the words of great thinkers, many with a freedom orientation.
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
LANDMARK LEGAL FOUNDATION
Engages in aggressive litigation to protect and promote a free-market economy and Constitutional principles. 703-554-6100
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.
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.
PARTY OF CANADA
Runs candidates for public office; holds an annual convention.
Runs candidates for public office; publishes Libertarian Party News; holds biannual convention.
LIBERTARIAN PRESS, INC
Sells a limited selection of libertarian and Austrian economic titles. Book catalog. www.libertarianpress.com
Encourages study of the ideal society of free and responsible individuals. Sponsors conferences, publishes books, produces films. 800-866-3520
Bimonthly review of libertarian & classical liberal thought, culture, politics. Contributors include Hospers, Hess, Casey, other libertarian notables.
MACKINAC CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY
Analyzes Michigan economic issues from a free market perspective. Sponsors seminars; publishes commentaries and studies.
Promotes free market with books, symposia & Manhattan Report for scholars, officials & the public. 212-599-7000
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
PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION
Law firm; litigates in support of free enterprise, property rights, limited gov't. Publishes In Perspective newsletter.
PACIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Publishes studies & books on market solutions to social, economic, environmental issues. www.pacificresearch.org
Commissions indepth marketoriented studies from scholars on Massachusetts public policy issues. Runs annual citizen contest on privatization ideas. 617-723-2277 www.pioneerinstitute.org
Bimonthly magazine presents practical arguments for libertarianism. Analyzes issues from a pragmatic standpoint.
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
SOUTHEASTERN LEGAL FOUNDATION
Public interest law center. 770-977-2131
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
Bimonthly publication explores nonpolitical strategies for achieving liberty.
VON MISES INSTITUTE
Promotes Mises' principles with seminars, books; publishes The Free Market and Austrian Economics Newsletter.
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