MANHATTAN INSTITUTE FOR POLICY RESEARCH

MANHATTAN INSTITUTE FOR POLICY RESEARCH

New York, NY

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The mission of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research is to develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility.

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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...

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9 UNCONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS LEAVE WITH ACTIONABLE ITEMS

Do you think that Sharpies and Post-it Notes are normal, everyday office supplies? Not the nine project presenters of this year’s inspirational Unconference, sponsored by EdChoice, part of Atlas Network’s 2016 Liberty Forum. Unconference brings a workshop atmosphere to the traditional policy conference — aggregating the wisdom o...

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TOP TEN MOMENTS OF #LIBERTYFORUM2016

Every year Liberty Forum inspires and rejuvenates the individuals in the worldwide freedom movement, and this past weekend was more inspirational than ever. More than anything, there was a palpable connectedness among our partners, our supporters, and various friends and family members. With 58 countries represented, Liberty For...

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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...

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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...

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MESSAGING TO MILLENNIALS: FROM ‘I, PENCIL’ TO ‘I, IPHONE’

The virtues of liberty are often intuitive for many of today’s young people, as they struggle to reconcile their individualist tendencies with top-down ideologies of any stripe. At Atlas Network’s 2015 Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner, the panel titled “Motivating Millennials: Can the Freedom Movement Win Over the Next Generation?...

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HAYEK BOOK PRIZE NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS

Friedrich A. Hayek, the Nobel laureate economist, explained better than perhaps anybody else how the complexity of the world leads to self-organizing systems of “spontaneous order” when people are free to pursue their interests in cooperation with others. Atlas Network partner the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research sponsors...

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RIDE-SHARING BRINGS NEW TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS TO LOW-INCOME NEW YORKERS

One of the most common effects of occupational regulations is to protect established industries from competition, by making it more difficult — or, sometimes, impossible — for new entrants to enter the market and serve customers more efficiently, at lower prices. That has long been the case in the taxicab industry throughout the...

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SOUND MONEY PROJECT PANEL EXPLORES MORALITY OF MONETARY POLICY

Monetary policies that effectively rob hardworking citizens of wealth and potential prospects are not only economically unsound, but also immoral, according to a panel discussion hosted by Atlas Network’s Sound Money Project on Monday at the Penn Club of New York City. In a discussion titled “Cronyism and the Morality of Sound M...

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HAYEK BOOK PRIZE: A HANDS-OFF APPROACH FIXES ECONOMIC DOWNTURNS

The 2008 fiscal crisis isn’t yet a distant memory, with stagnating effects still rippling through the economy after years of aggressive government intervention. It’s difficult to use counterfactuals in public policy discussions in a way that convinces opposing viewpoints. We can’t actually run back the clock to observe how a dif...

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CRITICISM OF GOVERNMENT’S ROLE IN THE GREAT RECESSION WINS HAYEK AWARD

On June 25th, the Manhattan Institute awarded the 2014 Hayek Prize to Chicago economist Casey Mulligan, author of The Redistribution Recession: How Labor Market Distortions Contracted the Economy. The book shows how benevolent policies meant to bolster our national economic well-being after the financial crisis have in fact had...

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