Alejandro Chafuen writes in, “Thinking About Think Tanks: Which Ones Are The Best?
” in Forbes magazine
A “market-oriented” think tank is grounded on the reality that respect for private property
within a context of rule of law with limited government
has been the path for the wealth of nations. Think tanks that are not market-oriented study how to redistribute wealth
, how to increase taxation, or the optimum rate of monetary debasement
. Governments have typically relied on their own internal think tanks for that research, and complemented it by research from state-subsidized universities. Market-oriented think tanks focus on finding private solutions to public problems.
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