The Value of Networking
An article I wrote for the latest issue of Atlas Highlights, published by the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, is now online. The article spotlights some of our work here at the Show-Me Institute, and outlines the importance of working together with the broader think tank community, to share ideas, resources, and strategies in order to achieve a more lasting impact. We’re particularly thankful for all the valuable support that we’ve received from Atlas during these past few years.
I’m pleased to note that the article directly preceding mine in this issue of the magazine is by the venerable Tom Palmer, who I got to know 12 years ago when I was an intern at the Cato Institute. It’s a brief chronicle of some of his recent journeys abroad, spreading the ideas of liberty and free markets to bright young students and other activists throughout formerly communist regions of Central Asia.
As I pointed out in my own piece, Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman once wrote that “Stimulating independent thought, and examining alternatives to the present crippling governmental system badly needs doing, and is being done by all too few individuals and institutions.” Here at the Show-Me Institute, we’re focusing our efforts on Missouri — studying and proposing public policy solutions that work. It’s always nice to be reminded that people like Tom Palmer are spreading similar ideas throughout the world.