The American Institute for Economic Research (founded 1933) educates Americans on the value of personal freedom, free enterprise, property rights, limited government, and sound money. AIER envisions a world in which societies are organized according to the principle of freedom where individuals and societies can flourish. AIER’s ongoing scientific research demonstrates the importance of these principles in advancing peace, prosperity and human progress.
In pursuit of this vision, AIER supports useful research to better understand the principles that have led to increases in peace and prosperity and to effectively transmit that greater understanding to intellectuals, policymakers, educators, and the general public through thoughtfully crafted and widely disseminated publications and targeted, practical and accessible education programs. We are committed to using a Creative Commons license that is consistent with a genuine free-market approach.
AIER engages and showcases the best economists, historians, journalists, philosophers, and nonpartisan intellectuals in general on the topics of the day with the best research and analysis in order to further our mission. Spotlighting a diversity of views, AIER focuses on the following topics, in accordance with its mission: economic trends, economic theory, environment, culture, history, international issues, philosophy, policy, regulation, sound money, biography, and technology.
Eschewing partisan politics, AIER seeks to scientifically understand and elucidate each topic. Our tone reflects professionalism and scholarship, and values hopefulness and uplifting content where possible. Our style is to reject needlessly vitriolic or inflammatory prose or speech, and is not condescending, manipulative, or strategically biased. Rather it adheres to the highest standards of evidence, logic, and reasoned discourse, citing sources and evidence where possible and reaching people regardless of ideological or political bias.
In terms of style, we avoid language and grammar structures that are overly specialized to particular academic disciplines – much less speaking to an inside group – in favor of communicating with an intellectual general audience. In pursuit of that, we prefer Elements of Style by Strunk and White as a general guide and the Chicago Manual of Style for particular usage.