REASON FOUNDATION

REASON FOUNDATION

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The mission of Reason Foundation is to explore and promote public policies based on rationality and freedom.

Major programs for this organization include: Reason Magazine

IN THE NEWS

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF THE CATO INSTITUTE

During the past four decades, the Cato Institute has established itself as the world’s premier libertarian policy think tank. In May, Cato celebrated its 40th anniversary with events that included remarks from such notable figures as Rand Paul, George Will, P. J. O'Rourke, Dave Barry, and Charles Murray. Articles, videos, and a...

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2016 BASTIAT PRIZE FOR JOURNALISM

The ideas of liberty can only have an impact on the world if they are communicated to others effectively, and the most compelling examples of such communication are worthy of recognition and reward. As such, journalists, bloggers and other writers are hereby invited to enter their work in the 2016 Bastiat Prize for Journalism, p...

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FREEDOM DAY CELEBRATES FREEDOM OF SPEECH, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

Freedom Day is an annual day-long celebration of the ideas of liberty, freedom of speech and expression, religion, equality, and other individual rights. Hosted by the National Constitution Center, each year’s Freedom Day “brings together the top liberal, libertarian and conservative thought leaders in America for a national con...

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HOW A BROKEN WELFARE SYSTEM KEEPS PEOPLE TRAPPED IN DEPENDENCY

It’s a natural human impulse to want to help those in need. For many people, it also seems logical to use the mechanisms of government as a primary instrument of aid. Expansive welfare states have destructive unintended consequences, however, keeping people trapped in a cycle of poverty and unfulfilling lives, argue authors Phil...

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REASON FOUNDATION PLAYS KEY ROLE IN PASSAGE OF ARIZONA PENSION REFORM LAW

Public pensions face insolvency throughout the United States, often because they promise to pay out guaranteed benefits rather than defined contributions, despite an uncertain fiscal future — as well as the standard government use of accounting methods that are designed to conceal real actuarial risk. Reason Foundation has been...

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REMEMBERING RENOWNED ECONOMIST DOUGLASS NORTH

The institutions, rules, and norms of civil society serve as the foundation for free markets, and perhaps more than any other economist, the research of Nobel laureate economist and historian Douglass North emphasized the role of these institutions in fostering widespread human flourishing. North, who long served as a member of...

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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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2015 REASON MEDIA AWARDS CALL FOR ENTRIES

The ideas of liberty can only have an impact on the world if they’re communicated to others effectively, and the most compelling examples of effective communication about freedom are worthy of recognition, reward, and emulation. That’s why Atlas Network partner Reason Foundation sponsors the annual Reason Media Awards, currently...

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