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» What is Reason Foundation?

 

Reason Foundation advances a free society by developing, applying, and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law.

Reason Foundation produces respected public policy research on a variety of issues and publishes the critically-acclaimed Reason magazine. Together, our top-tier think tank and political and cultural magazine reach a diverse, influential audience, advancing the values of choice, individual freedom and limited government.

Reason Foundation's nonpartisan public policy research promotes choice, competition, and a dynamic market economy as the foundation for human dignity and progress. Reason produces rigorous, peer reviewed research and directly engages the policy process, seeking strategies that emphasize cooperation, flexibility, local knowledge, transparency, accountability and results. Through practical and innovative approaches to complex problems, Reason seeks to change the way people think about issues, and promote policies that allow and encourage individuals and voluntary institutions to flourish.

Reason magazine is the monthly print magazine of "free minds and free markets." Founded in 1968, the magazine covers politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews. Reason and Reason.com provide a refreshing alternative to right-wing and left-wing outlets by making a principled case for liberty and individual choice in all areas of human activity.

Reason.tv is home to The Drew Carey Project and other great videos that deliver compelling stories about freedom from all corners of the Internet. 

Reason Foundation was founded in 1978 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization completely supported by voluntary contributions from individuals, foundations, corporations, and the sale of our publications.


» When was Reason created?

Reason magazine was first published in 1968. Reason Foundation was created in 1978.

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» How is Reason Foundation funded?

Reason Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization completely supported by voluntary contributions from individuals, foundations, corporations, and the sale of our publications.

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» How should we label Reason?

Reason Foundation is a nonprofit organization advancing free minds and free markets.

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» Is Reason affiliated with the Libertarian Party?

Reason Foundation is not affiliated with any political party.

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» Is Reason libertarian?

Yes. Reason Foundation's mission is to advance a free society by developing, applying, and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law.

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» Who is Reason's president?

David Nott has served as Reason Foundation's president since 2001.

Previous Reason Foundation presidents include Reason Founder Robert Poole, now director of transportation studies, and Lynn Scarlett, who left Reason in 2001 and served as Assistant Secretary of Policy, Management, and Budget at the Department of the Interior in the George W. Bush administration.

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» Who are Reason's Corporate Officers?

Thomas E. Beach 
Chairman of the Board

Robert W. Poole, Jr.
Founder

David Nott
President

Jon Graff
Secretary and Treasurer

Mike Alissi
Vice President, Operations

Nick Gillespie
Vice President, Online

Adrian Moore
Vice President, Policy

Julian Morris
Vice President, Research

Matt Welch
Vice President, Magazine

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» Who is Reason's Chairman of the Board of Trustees?

Thomas E. Beach is Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

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» Who is on Reason's Board of Trustees?

Thomas E. Beach
Chairman
Beach Investment Counsel Inc
West Conshohocken, PA

Baron Bond
Foundation Group
Timonium, MD

Drew Carey
Los Angeles, CA

Derwood S. Chase, Jr., 
Chase Investment Counsel Corporation
Charlottesville, VA

James R. Curley
Financial Consortium International, LLC
Chicago, IL

Richard. J. Dennis
Dennis Trading Group
Chicago, IL

William Dunn
Trustee Emeritus
DUNN Capital Management
Stuart, FL 

Dr. Peter Farrell
ResMed
San Diego, CA

David Fleming
Latham & Watkins LLC
Universal City, CA

Hon. C. Boyden Gray

James D. Jameson
Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Manuel S. Klausner
Law Offices of Manuel S. Klausner, PC
Los Angeles, CA

David H. Koch
Koch Industries
New York, NY

James Lintott
Sterling Foundation Management, LLC
Great Falls, VA

Stephen Modzelewski 
Maple Engine, L.P.
Princeton, NJ

David Nott
Reason Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

George F. Ohrstrom
New York, NY

Robert W. Poole, Jr.
Reason Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Carol Sanders
San Diego, CA

Richard A. Wallace
Santa Ana, CA

Fred Young
Former Owner, Young Radiator Company
Racine, WI

Frank Bond
Trustee Emeritus
Timonium, MD

Vernon L. Smith
Trustee Emeritus
Chapman University
Orange, CA

Harry E. Teasley, Jr.
Chairman Emeritus 
Tampa, FL

Walter E. Williams
Trustee Emeritus
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

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» Where are Reason's headquarters?

Reason Foundation
5737 Mesmer Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90230
Phone: (310) 391-2245
Fax: (310) 391-4395
www.reason.org

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» Who should I contact with a question about Reason?

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