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, Reason in Amsterdam 2006, in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Nick GillespieEditor at Large
Manny KlausnerTrustee, co-founder
Adrian T. MooreVice President, Policy
David NottPresident and CEO, 2001-present
Robert W. Poole, Jr.Founder, President 1978-2000, Board of Trustees
Vernon L. SmithTrustee Emeritus
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Archives since Sept 1997; authors include Guy Bentley, Baruch Feigenbaum, Leonard Gilroy, Adrian Moore, Robert Poole, Aaron Smith and Austill Stuart
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, [Tibor] 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. Our growing board preferred the latter ...
Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement, by Brian Doherty
, by David Gordon, The Mises Review
, Dec 2007
Critical and "unfair" 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). Poole's assessment is that although Rothbard "was important ..." nevertheless "... he was a very divisive figure and a negative influence" (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.
Reason 35th Anniversary Banquet Remarks
, by Robert W. Poole, Jr.
, 5 Nov 2003
Remembrances of 35 years, focusing on Reason
magazine and the Reason Foundation, but also contrasting the late 1960s to the early 2000s in terms of both technology and government intervention
In 1978—25 years ago—Tibor, Manny, and I created Reason Foundation to provide a good home for Reason magazine, but also to research and publicize better policy ideas like privatization and deregulation ... in the 1990s, first under Bill Eggers and later Adrian Moore, came hundreds of Reason Foundation policy studies, aimed at people in government who really want to make positive change ... The Foundation is now a 25-person operation, with policy researchers doing privatization, school choice, environment, transportation, and urban policy. We have a growing fan club in Congress and the White House ...