INDEPENDENT INSTITUTE

INDEPENDENT INSTITUTE

Oakland, CA

WEBSITE

ABOUT

The mission of Independent Institute is to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous, and free societies grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity.

IN THE NEWS

FEECON BRINGS CHAMPIONS OF FREEDOM TOGETHER FOR FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Nobody brings the ideas of freedom and sound economics to life quite like the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), through its decades of publications and in-person seminars, and today through its engaging website content. Now FEE is holding its first annual conference, FEEcon, featuring more than 70 sessions and 10 distinct...

READ MORE

SHARING ECONOMY VICTORY FOR AIRBNB ADVERTISING IN TENNESSEE

Airbnb is a popular and growing part of the new sharing economy, allowing people to earn extra money by renting out their homes for temporary use by others. This business model provides new competition to hotels, though, so governments face industry pressure to fine and regulate the home-sharing industry out of existence. Despit...

READ MORE

TRANSLATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR AWARD-WINNING ‘LOVE GOV’ VIDEO SERIES

When the ideas of liberty are presented in a short, engaging, and entertaining package, the world takes notice. Last year, Atlas Network partner the Independent Institute produced a bold five-part series of videos titled “Love Gov: From First Date to Mandate,” which “personifies the increasing folly, cost, and intrusiveness of g...

READ MORE

FREE INTERNATIONAL TRADE HELPS LOW-INCOME WORKERS THE MOST

Protectionists, opponents of globalization, and other people who argue against free trade often claim that trade makes the rich even richer at the expense of lower classes. The opposite is actually true, explains John C. Goodman, president of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research and senior fellow with Atlas Network p...

READ MORE

A LOOK BACK AT THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL LIBERTY EVENT OF THE YEAR

You never know where your next big idea will originate — a dynamic speaker, a moving video, an interactive workshop, a chance conversation. Inspiration can arise from almost anywhere, and a primary reason that Atlas Network organizes Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner (LFFD) every year is to facilitate an environment in which there...

READ MORE

‘LOVE GOV’ VIDEO SERIES WINS 2015 LIGHTS, CAMERA, LIBERTY! AWARD

Knowing how target audiences consume and interpret information is key to the success of the liberty movement. Thanks to Atlas Network’s Lights, Camera, Liberty! program, partners all over the world are working together to tell powerful stories through video and film. At LFFD 2015, Atlas Network hand-picked a selection of five sh...

READ MORE

LIGHTS, CAMERA, LIBERTY! FINALISTS ILLUSTRATE FREEDOM WITH NARRATIVE POWER

The world is filled with stories that illustrate how innovation, entrepreneurship, productivity, exchange, and the voluntary aid of civil society combine to foster widespread human freedom and flourishing. It’s not always evident, though, how best to harness their narrative power and further spread the ideas of liberty. Lights,...

READ MORE

NEW VIDEO SERIES COMICALLY PERSONIFIES GOVERNMENT INTRUSION

Opening the eyes of ordinary citizens to the government’s increasingly prying presence in their lives, especially young people, requires a fresh approach. Using innovative techniques to explain the extensive drawbacks of intrusive government power has a better chance of raising awareness in a way that draws in those who might no...

READ MORE