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Thought To Ponder

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
Winston Churchill

  
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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