History demonstrates that certain ideas, institutions, and values best enable individuals to achieve peace, prosperity, and well-being. The Framework for a Free Society helps individuals solve problems and capture opportunities by applying these concepts in their lives, organizations, and societies. The holistic application of this framework enables individuals to better evaluate whether a proposed public policy or other action is in harmony with the principles of free societies, and therefore best improves well-being.

 

Toleration and Free Speech in Society

The Tradition of Freedom

Lessons From History

The Tradition of Freedom

The Framework for a Free Society is comprised of five dimensions.

Vision

A free society maximizes peace, civility, and well-being.

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Culture

Free societies are characterized by integrity, respect, responsibility, and toleration.

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Individual Rights

Free societies secure rights, including property rights, equally for all.

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Free Speech & Market Signals

In free societies, everyone is able to express ideas and markets function freely.

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Incentives

In free societies, individuals succeed by helping others improve their lives.

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