|The Mission of the Manhattan Institute is
foster greater economic choice and
“For twenty-five years, the Manhattan Institute has confronted old problems with fresh thinking. Many of the Institute’s emblematic ideas—from the notion that low taxes encourage businesses to the concept that police should be treated with respect—were originally greeted with skepticism but have since been embraced by well-run cities everywhere. Congratulations on a quarter century of making a difference.”
|Rudolph W. Giuliani|
For over 25 years, the Manhattan Institute has been an important force in shaping American political culture. We have supported and publicized research on our era’s most challenging public policy issues: taxes, welfare, crime, the legal system, urban life, race, education, and many other topics. We have won new respect for market-oriented policies and helped make reform a reality.
We have cultivated a staff of senior fellows and writers who blend intellectual rigor, sound principles, and strong writing ability. Their provocative books, reviews, interviews, speeches, articles, and op-ed pieces have been the main vehicle for communicating our message.
Books are central to our approach. We make every effort to ensure that our authors are published by respected trade publishers and that their books receive as much review attention and publicity as possible. Nothing allows us to make a sustained, comprehensive argument more effectively.
Our widely quoted quarterly City Journal has become the nation's premier magazine about urban governance and civic life. Through subscriptions, citations, and reprints, City Journal commands the attention of the people who seriously think about the state of American cities and manage their governments.
The Manhattan Institute's program of luncheon forums, conferences, and publications reach a broad, diverse audience. As a result, our ideas are taken seriously—even by those who disagree with us. And our prescriptions are often put into practice. Some of the country’s most innovative mayors, governors, and policymakers have acknowledged a debt to the Manhattan Institute, as have many influential writers, journalists, and authors.
Combining intellectual seriousness and practical wisdom with intelligent marketing and focused advocacy, the Manhattan Institute has achieved a reputation for effectiveness far out of proportion to its resources. Through a continuing emphasis on quality, we hope to sustain and augment our record of success.
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Wriston, Manhattan Institute Trustee,
received the Presidential
Medal of Freedom
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