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    The Reason Foundation is an American libertarian research organization founded in 1978 that also publishes the magazine Reason. Based in Los Angeles, it is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. According to its web site, the Reason Foundation is committed to advancing "the values of individual freedom and choice, limited government, and market-friendly policies". According to the 2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report (Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, University of Pennsylvania), the Foundation is number 41 (of 60) in the "Top Think Tanks in the United States".

    Home Page

    Reason Foundation
    Resources include research and commentary, studies, blog posts, op-eds and related stories/videos at Reason.com/Reason.tv; policy areas include climate change, the economy, health care, immigration, pension reform, telecommunications and transportation

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    Los Angeles

    Mission

    Reason Foundation - About the Reason Foundation
    "Reason Foundation advances a free society by developing, applying, and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law."

    Conferences and Conventions

    23 Aug - 26 Aug 2006, Reason in Amsterdam 2006, in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Staff and Associates

    Drew CareyTrustee
    Nick GillespieVice President, Online
    Manuel S. 'Manny' KlausnerTrustee
    David H. KochTrustee, Board of Directors
    Tibor R. MachanCo-founder
    Adrian T. MooreVice President, Policy
    Robert W. Poole, Jr.Founder, President 1978-2000, Board of Trustees, Board of Directors
    Vernon L. SmithTrustee Emeritus
    Walter E. WilliamsTrustee Emeritus

    Blog

    Reason Foundation - Out of Control Policy Blog
    Archives since May 2003; authors include Shikha Dalmia, Baruch Feigenbaum, Leonard Gilroy, Adrian Moore, Julian Morris, Robert Poole, Anthony Randazzo, Lisa Snell, Adam Summers, Steven Titch and Shirley Ybarra

    Articles

    Bob Poole Remembers Tibor Machan, A Fellow Founding Co-Editor of Reason Magazine, by Robert W. Poole, Jr., 25 Mar 2016
    Memorial essay, highlighting Machan's life, his involvement with Reason and the Reason Foundation, and some of his writings
    "Tibor, Manny, and I developed the plan for what became the Reason Foundation. Thanks to an angel investor, we had enough funds to make the transition, and we opened our doors in downtown Santa Barbara in July 1978. ... During the Foundation's early years, he secured funding annual summer research seminars in political philosophy, bringing a dozen or more scholars to Santa Barbara. ... He and I had conflicting views about what Reason Foundation should become: He wanted a more academic, philosophical focus, while I wanted a public policy think tank."
    Related Topic: Tibor R. Machan
    Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement, by David Gordon, The Mises Review, Dec 2007
    Review of Brian Doherty's Radicals for Capitalism
    "[Doherty] says that Robert Poole 'sums up the most charitable [sic] current assessment of Rothbard in most mainstream libertarian institutions outside the Mises Institute ...' (p. 567). ... So much for charity. I do not think it altogether a coincidence that the person Doherty here selects to represent mainstream opinion, Robert Poole, is the founder of the Reason Foundation, which publishes the journal for which Doherty works as an editor."

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