Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and lost it, have never known it again.” Those words encapsulate the role of the Adam Smith Institute: it exists to fight for freedom, to defend it where necessary, and to extend it where possible. It is a task the Adam Smith Institute takes very seriously. The Adam Smith Institute is an independent libertarian, free market think tank that engineers policies to create a freer, more prosperous world.
The flagship project of Americans for Tax Reform is the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a written promise by legislators and candidates for office that commits them to oppose any effort to increase income taxes on individuals and businesses. Since ATR first sponsored the Pledge in 1986, hundreds of U.S. Representatives, more than fifty U.S. Senators and every successful Republican Presidential candidate have all signed the Pledge. In the 113th Congress, 219 U.S. Representatives and 41 U.S. Senators have taken the Pledge never to raise income taxes.
Atlas Network’s vision is of a free, prosperous and peaceful world where limited governments defend the rule of law, private property and free markets.
Atlas Network’s mission is to strengthen the worldwide freedom movement by cultivating a highly effective and expansive network that inspires and incentivizes all committed individuals and organizations to achieve lasting impact.
The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization — a think tank – dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues.
Founded in 1977, Cato owes its name to Cato’s Letters, a series of essays published in 18th- century England that presented a vision of society free from excessive government power. Those essays inspired the architects of the American Revolution. Social and economic freedom is not just the best policy for a free people, it is the indispensable framework for the future.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty. Our mission is to promote both freedom and fairness by making good policy good politics. We make the uncompromising case for economic freedom because we believe it is essential for entrepreneurship, innovation, and prosperity to flourish.
The German Taxpayers‘ Association was founded in 1949. It is a non-partisan, independent and non-profit organization with more 250,000 members, organized into 15 independent regional organizations. It cooperates with the German Taxpayer’s Institute (DSI).
Every year in autumn the association publishes the Black Book of Public Waste.
The Family Entrepreneurs – Freedom, Ownership, Competition and Responsibility. A strong voice of entrepreneurship. The organization represents 180,000 of family entrepreneurs in Germany, who employ 8 millions of people. As a representative of family entrepreneurs’ interests Die Familien Unternehner have been one of the most asked and demanded political adviser in the last years. It also emerged into important entrepreneurs’ network.