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The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research is an influential New York City-based free market think tank established in 1978. Their self-described mission is to "develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility." The Institute supports and publicizes research on taxes, welfare, crime, the legal system, urban life, race, education and immigration among others.Their message is communicated through books, articles, interviews, speeches, op-ed’s and through the institute's quarterly publication City Journal, targeted at policymakers, politicians, scholars and journalists. Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... A free market is an idealized market, where all economic decisions and actions by individuals regarding transfer of money, goods, and services are voluntary, and are therefore devoid of coercion and theft (some definitions of coercion are inclusive of theft). Colloquially and loosely, a free market economy is an economy... This article is about the institution. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... is a quarterly magazine focusing on urban policy. ...


The Institute was influential with New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani during his tenure, providing many of the ideas and direction for New York City's policies in the 1990s. The Manhattan Institute continues to shape the American political landscape through market oriented policies that as the New York Times said in May of 1997, "turn intellect into influence." Rudolph William Louis Rudy Giuliani III, KBE (born May 28, 1944) served as the Mayor of New York City from January 1, 1994 through December 31, 2001. ... See also 1990s, the band The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, sometimes informally including popular culture from 2000 and 2001. ...


People affiliated with the Manhattan Institute include:

  • Lawrence Mone, president
  • Brian C. Anderson, senior editor for City Journal
  • J. Michael Barrett, senior fellow, Center for Policing Terrorism
  • Timothy Connors, director, Center for Policing Terrorism
  • James R. Copland, director, Center for Legal Policy
  • Theodore Dalrymple, contributing editor, City Journal
  • R.P. Eddy, senior fellow, Center for Policing Terrorism
  • Reverend Dr. Floyd H. Flake, adjunct fellow Center for Civic Innovation
  • Nicole Gelinas, contributing editor, City Journal
  • David Gratzer, senior fellow, Center for Medical Progress
  • Jay P. Greene, senior fellow, Center for Civic Innovation
  • Regina Herzlinger, senior fellow, Center for Medical Progress
  • Peter W. Huber, senior fellow, Center for Legal Policy
  • Howard Husock, contributing editor, City Journal
  • Kay S. Hymowitz, contributing editor, City Journal
  • Tamar Jacoby, senior fellow
  • Stefan Kanfer, contributing editor, City Journal
  • George L. Kelling, senior fellow, Center for Civic Innovation
  • Heather Mac Donald, senior fellow and contributing editor, City Journal
  • Myron Magnet, editor, City Journal
  • Steve Malanga, senior fellow and contributing editor, City Journal
  • Edmund J. McMahon, senior fellow, Center for Civic Innovation
  • John McWhorter, senior fellow
  • Walter K. Olson, senior fellow, Center for Legal Policy
  • James Piereson, senior fellow, director, Center for the American University
  • Peter Salinas, senior fellow, Center for Civic Innovation
  • Max Schulz, senior fellow
  • Sol Stern, contributing editor, City Journal
  • William J. Stern, contributing editor, City Journal
  • Abigail Thernstrom, senior fellow
  • Stephan Thernstrom, senior fellow
  • Julia Vitullo-Martin, senior fellow, director, Center for Rethinking Development
  • Benjamin Zycher, senior fellow, Center for Medical Progress

Notable members of the board of trustees [1] include: William Kristol, The Weekly Standard; Peggy Noonan, of The Wall Street Journal;Robert Rosenkranz, CEO, Delphi Financial Group, Inc. Anthony (A.M.) Daniels is a British physician and writer who frequently uses the pen name Theodore Dalrymple. ... Reverend Dr. Floyd Harold Flake (born January 30, 1945 in Los Angeles) is an American politician (Democrat) and former member of the House of Representatives, as well as the senior pastor of the 13,000 member Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church in Jamaica, Queens, New York. ... George L. Kelling is a Professor at Rutgers University, a Research Fellow at Harvard University, and an Adjunct Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. ... John H. McWhorter (1965- ), African American, was associate professor of linguistics at University of California, Berkeley until 2003, and is now a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute think tank. ... Walter K. Olson is the author of three widely acclaimed books on the American litigation system: The Litigation Explosion, The Excuse Factory, and most recently The Rule of Lawyers. ... William Kristol featured on BBC Newsnight William Bill Kristol (born December 23, 1952 in New York City) is an American political commentator and columnist. ... Peggy Noonan, on Hannity and Colmes. ... The Wall Street Journal is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York City, New York with a worldwide average daily circulation of more than 2. ...


External links

  • Official site
  • Conservatives plant a seed in NYC Boston Sunday Globe, Sunday February 22, 1998
  • [2]New York Times, Monday May 12,1997

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Manhattan Institute - definition of Manhattan Institute in Encyclopedia (178 words)
The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research is an influential conservative think tank based in New York, and established in 1978.
Their self-described mission is to "develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility.
The Institute was influential with Mayor Rudolph Giuliani during his tenure as mayor of New York City, providing many of the ideas and direction towards New York City's policies in the 1990s.
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