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Thought To Ponder

If capitalism had never existed, any honest humanitarian should have been struggling to invent it. But when you see men struggling to evade its existence, to misrepresent its nature, and to destroy its last remnants - you may be sure that whatever their motives, love for man is not one of them.
Ayn Rand, Capitalism: The Unknowm Ideal

  
Mission

The Nassau Institute is an independent, a-political, non-profit institute that promotes economic growth in a free market economy with limited government, in a society that embraces the rule of law and the right to private property.

Vision

To see The Bahamas become the first small, developed, sovereign country in the region, recognized as a model for the world.

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