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About The Bastiat Institute



The mission of The Bastiat Institute is to increase understanding of human liberty, social harmony, market economics, trade, and peace. The Bastiat Institute uses the most effective means to originate, advocate, promote, and disseminate information about the creation of free, open, and civil societies throughout the world.

In order to maintain its independence, The Bastiat Institute accepts no government funding, nor does it align itself with any political party.

The Bastiat Institute was founded in 2009. The institute is named after Frédéric Bastiat (June 30, 1801 – December 24, 1850), a French classical liberal theorist and political economist.