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The true test of civilization is, not the census, not the size of cities, nor the crops - no, but the kind of man the country produces.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


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.


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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• Globalisation, nations and taxes
Deepak Lal Ph.,D.
The tension between the cosmopolitanism of a new global elite, and old-style nationalism In his Imagined Communities, the political scientist Benedict Anderson identifies four waves of nationalism. The first was the "creole" wars of liberation in North and South America, prompted by the policy of the European powers of barring the entry of the "creole" elite to higher official and political office in the metropole, even as the "peninsular" had access to high positions in both the colonies and the metropole. [read more]
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• Lecture Series postponed to Spring 2015
The Nassau Institute
We regret to advise that our lecture series, scheduled for October 2, 3 and 4, 2014 has been postponed to early 2015 due to circumstances beyond our control. Professor Ebeling expresses his profound regret, as we do. The lecture series, usually scheduled in the Spring, was changed to the Fall this year because of scheduling conflicts here, and unfortunately matters have arisen that precludes Dr. [read more]
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