Sometimes I am a bit jealous of liberals. The Rio Grande Foundation is one of the leanest and most effective organizations around. Just google our name and read through the reams of news articles and data and understand that our budget is sub-$500,000.
Then there is left-wing billionaire George Soros with a net worth of $11 billion. He is a major funder of left-wing causes. Recently, as this Newsweek story pointed out Soros decided to spend $50 million of his own money to set up an “anti-free market” think tank. The group is to be called the “Institute for New Economic Thinking” and their mission as Soros sees it is “to take back the economics profession from the champions of free-market zealotry who have dominated it for decades, and to correct the failures of decades of market deregulation.”
I don’t have to tell you how much I disagree with Soros and the mission of his new “think tank.” Unfortunately, unlike Soros, we don’t have one $50 million donor. That goes for all of the free market think tanks in the State Policy Network. Of course, we have better ideas than the socialists like Soros do, so we are still winning the battle of ideas, but we rely on far smaller donations from concerned individuals. Maybe you can support what we do by clicking here? Help us stick it in Soros’s eye by showing that free markets and individual liberty, not top-down government control do work.