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The Prosperity Institute: A Catalyst for Global Economic Growth and Freedom

 

About the Prosperity Institute

The Prosperity Institute is an educational and research organization which is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It commenced operations on September 1, 1997.

The Prosperity Institute is dedicated to conducting and publishing research examining the causes of, and impediments to, high rates of economic growth and a higher standard of living for the American people. It aims to fill a void that exits in today’s policy debate.

The Institute will primarily focus on economic policy and economics. Economic issues addressed by the Institute include tax policy, fiscal policy, entitlement reform, monetary policy and the deregulation. In addition, the Institute will bring the insights of the Austrian school of economic thought to the attention of a broader public and apply Austrian economics to practical policy issues. Although the primary focus of the Institute will be economic, it will also examine legal issues of importance to prosperity including property rights issues, tort system reform, the impact of the declining sanctity of contract, securities regulation, and regulatory reform.

If you look closely at our logo, you will notice above the name "Prosperity Institute" there is an image of a rising sun. In James Madison’s Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787, Madison records some words by Benjamin Franklin as the members of the convention were signing the Constitution. Madison wrote:

"Whilst the last members were signing it, Doctor Franklin looking toward the President’s chair, at the back of which a rising sun happened to be painted, observed to a few members near him, that "painters had found it difficult to distinguish in their art a rising from a setting sun. I have said he, often and often in the course of the session, and the vicissitudes of my hopes and fears as to its issue, looked at that behind the President without be able to tell whether it was rising or setting: But now at length I have the happiness to know that it is a rising and not a setting sun."

The Prosperity Institute is dedicated to ensuring that the American spirit is renewed and the sun continues to rise over the United States for future generations just as it did back in Benjamin Franklin’s time.

The Prosperity Institute's Task Force on Information Exchange and Financial Privacy has released its Report on Financial Privacy, Law Enforcement and Terrorism.
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