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The mission of American Enterprise Institute is to preserve and strengthen the foundations of freedom. The American Enterprise Institute is a community of scholars and supporters committed to expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity and strengthening free enterprise. AEI pursues these unchanging ideals through independent thinking, open debate, reasoned argument, facts, and the highest standards of research and exposition.

IN THE NEWS

DR. TOM G. PALMER WINS ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR AWARD AT ISFLC 2017

Each year at the International Students For Liberty Conference (ISFLC), the organization recognizes an alumnus of the year, granting the award to a former student who has made a significant contribution to advancing freedom. This year, Students for Liberty (SFL) presented the Alumnus of the Year Award to Dr. Tom G. Palmer, Atlas...

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LIFTING PEOPLE OUT OF POVERTY REQUIRES BYPASSING POLITICAL RHETORIC

Political rhetoric can get personal quickly, with each side suggesting that the others are not only mistaken, but actually malicious or evil. People on both the left and the right tend to believe although they have pure motives and good intentions, the other side is hateful and corrupt. If people were to look past their polarizi...

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FREE-MARKET THINK TANKS GARNER HIGH RANKINGS ON ANNUAL INDEX

Atlas Network and many of its partners are among the most highly ranked free-market think tanks in the world, according to the latest edition of the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go To Think Tank Index, the most widely cited and influential index of think tanks in the world. The Cato Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the...

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CHALLENGE TO MANDATORY CA TEACHER UNION FEES HEARD BY U.S. SUPREME COURT

Freedom of association is a fundamental cornerstone of the ideas of liberty, but mandatory union fees for school teachers have long held many of those teachers captive to an ideological system that they don’t support. The U.S. Supreme Court is currently hearing testimony in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA), a...

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‘THE CONSERVATIVE HEART’ FINDS SOLUTIONS TO POVERTY IN SOUND ECONOMICS

The caricature of cold-hearted and stingy conservatives is common in partisan political discourse, but the track record of economics and public policy tells a much different story, according to Arthur Brooks, president of Atlas Network partner the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Brooks has a new book, The Conservative Heart...

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RENOWNED SCHOLAR CHARLES MURRAY NAMED TEMPLETON LEADERSHIP FELLOW

Atlas Network is pleased to welcome Charles Murray as its next Templeton Leadership Fellow. In this capacity, Murray will serve as the keynote speaker at Atlas Network’s gala 2015 Freedom Dinner and play key roles in other events and communications efforts. The renowned scholar’s latest book, By the People (2015), suggests a cit...

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PIKETTY BACKTRACKS ON HIS INEQUALITY THESIS

When French economist Thomas Piketty released his immense text arguing that the steady growth of economic inequality is inevitable in capitalism, the thesis and its apparent empirical foundation quickly gained traction with progressives who echoed Piketty’s calls for greater redistributionist taxation .

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NEW BOOK FROM AEI TAKES ON INEQUALITY MYTHS

Recently, the American Enterprise Institute released “Opportunity for All: How to Think about Income Inequality”, a book of essays in which renowned liberty champion, Arthur Brooks, and other prominent AEI scholars, address the subject of income inequality. This topic, recently brought to the forefront of the public policy debat...

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