American Enterprise Institute
Founded in 1943 and located in Washington, D.C., the American
Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) is one of
America's largest and most respected think tanks.
The Cato Institute seeks to broaden the parameters of public
policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American
principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets
and peace. Toward that goal, the Institute strives to achieve
greater involvement of the intelligent, concerned lay public in
questions of policy and the proper role of government.
Centre for Independent Studies
The CIS is actively engaged in support of a free enterprise economy and a free society under limited government where individuals can prosper and fully develop their talents. By critical recommendations to public policy and encouraging debate amongst leading academics, politicians and journalists, the CIS aims to build a better society.
Centre for Policy Studies
The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) is one of Britain’s
best known and most respected think tanks. It exists to promote
coherent and practical public policy, to roll back the state,
reform public services, support communities, and challenge threats
to Britain’s independence.
Civitas: Institute for the Study of Civil Society
The underlying purpose of Civitas is to deepen public
understanding of the legal, institutional and moral framework that
makes a free and democratic society possible. In particular, the
goal of our studies is a better division of responsibilities
between government and civil society.
Competitive Enterprise Institute
The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to advancing the principles of free enterprise and limited government. We believe that individuals are best helped not by government intervention, but by making their own choices in a free marketplace.
Demos connects researchers, thinkers and practitioners to an international network of people changing politics. Our ideas regularly influence government policy, but we also work with companies, NGOs, schools and professional bodies – any organisation that can make change happen. Our partners share a desire to understand a complex, globalising world, and to play an active role in shaping its future.
The Fraser Institute focuses on the role competitive markets
play in providing for the economic and social well-being of all
Canadians and as an international forum for policy ideas.
Free The World
FreeTheWorld.com is committed to bringing economic freedom and
growth to all the countries of the world. The Economic Freedom
Network Index, which ranks 123 countries, is a joint venture
involving sixty-two research institutes in sixty-two countries
around the world. The purpose of the index is to bring the often
forgotten topic of economic freedom into mainstream public
Heartland's mission is to help build social movements in support
of ideas that empower people. Such ideas include parental choice in
education, choice and personal responsibility in health care,
market-based approaches to environmental protection, privatization
of public services, and deregulation in areas where property rights
and markets do a better job than government bureaucracies.
Henry Thornton is the nom de plume of a prominent economist. Like his predecessor the modern Henry Thornton has been a banker and an advisor to M.P.s although he is not a politician himself. He is no evangelist but is keenly interested in a wide range of economic, social and political issues.
Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and
educational institute - a think tank - whose mission is to
formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the
principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual
freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national
The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University, is a public policy research center devoted to advanced study of politics, economics, and political economy—both domestic and foreign—as well as international affairs. With its world-renowned group of scholars and ongoing programs of policy-oriented research, the Hoover Institution puts its accumulated knowledge to work as a prominent contributor to the world marketplace of ideas defining a free society.
Institute of Economic Affairs
The IEA is the UK's original free-market think-tank, founded in
1955. The IEA's goal is to explain free-market ideas to the public,
including politicians, students, journalists, businessmen,
academics and anyone interested in public policy.
International Policy Network
International Policy Network (IPN) is a charity based in the UK, and a non-profit (501c3) organization in the US. It is a non-governmental, educational and non-partisan organization. IPN aims to empower individuals and promote respect for people and property in order to eliminate poverty, improve human health and protect the environment. IPN promotes public awareness of the importance of this vision for all people, both rich and poor.
Liberty Fund, Inc. is a private, educational foundation established to encourage the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals. The Foundation develops, supervises, and finances its own educational activities to foster thought and encourage discourse on enduring issues pertaining to liberty.
Ludwig von Mises Institute
The Ludwig von Mises Institute is the research and educational center of classical liberalism, libertarian political theory, and the Austrian School of economics.
National Center for Policy Analysis
The National Center of Policy Analysis (NCPA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization, established in 1983. The NCPA's goal is to develop and promote private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector.