The fundamental ideas of personal freedom, free markets, private property, sound money, and private governance, have led to a level of prosperity in the US and around the world that is without precedent in human history. Yet the ideologies of socialism and centralization are alive and well today. Markets are routinely villainized in the media, schools, and politics.
Cutting through the noise of partisan shouting matches, AIER relies on objective, scientific research to show how these principles and their implementation lead to sustained economic prosperity and human flourishing. By educating policymakers, educators, and the general public in these truths, we are striving toward a world where all people enjoy the benefits of a truly free society.