The ADAM SMITH INSTITUTE is one of the world s leading think tanks. Through its research, education programmes and media appearances, it promotes free markets, limited government, and an open society.
Today, these timeless ideas are more important than ever. Government spending is near 50 percent of GDP, the budget deficit has reached historic levels, and the state intrudes into almost every area of our lives. Businesses are tied up in red tape, and families struggle under a growing tax burden.
The Adam Smith Institute does not aim to think about policy for its own sake, but to change events. It works with politicians from all sides, and engineers policies which are not just economically sound, but calibrated to be politically deliverable too.
The Institute has an enviable record of success. Throughout its history, it has been at the forefront of moves to reduce taxes, inject choice and competition into public services, and create a more free and prosperous society.
But the Institute s work is about more than simply affecting policy; it also aims to educate young people. With its easy-to-read beginners guides, its student conferences and seminars, and its school and university visits, the Institute aims to reach and inspire the next generation.