Saturday, March 22, 2008

Liberating the Entrepreneurial Spirit for Good

"How can we liberate the forces of innovation, initiative, and voluntary exchange so that we can work together to create a better world for all?"

For more than a hundred years, most of the idealistic and well-intentioned people on
earth have been hostile to free enterprise. Perhaps as a consequence, many of those
who were most enthusiastic about free enterprise became increasingly alienated from
the mission of doing good in the world. In the last several decades, it has become
increasingly apparent that free enterprise is our last best hope for making a better
world. The opposition between those who wish to create a better world and those who
understand and advocate for free enterprise has become an obstacle to deeper progress.

Creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship are the most powerful forces for change the
world has ever known. And the healthy functioning of free markets, facilitating mutually
beneficial voluntary exchange, has been a forum for connecting peoples and cultures,
and for advancing science, technology, culture, and the global capacity to sustain human
flourishing. We believe the positive entrepreneurial activity, within appropriate legal
boundaries, can solve all the world’s problems.

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