Atlas Economic Research Foundation - Mission

Mission

Named after the Greek god condemned to bear the heavens on his shoulders, Atlas identifies, screens and offers initial support to individuals and groups who want to create local think tanks in various countries. "Our ideal 'intellectual entrepreneur'", says Atlas, is "someone who communicates effectively with businessmen, academicians and the general public". By facilitating the establishment of local think tanks, Atlas increases both the reach and local credibility of their "free market" message, thereby having "the most cost-effective impact".

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