Useful links

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Links to websites with relevant topics, background data, etc. Suggestions to expand the list are welcome.

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http://www.stockholm-network.org

The Stockholm Network is the leading pan-European think tank and market oriented network. Has links to a large number of think tanks across Europe and a series of interesting publications for download. 

The website of the von Mises Institute is home to an enormous collection of articles, books and references, all releated to Austrian Economics. Very influencual, but often ignored, Austrian economists like von Mises and Rothbard looked at economy from a human centric point of view, not from the point of view of ideology or great policy schemes. This viewpoint in the end recognizes that in the end, it is our individual actions that creator or destroy wealth. It is highly recommend to subscribe to the daily article.

Ludwig von Mises: "It is vain to object that life and reality are not logical. Life and reality are neither logical nor illogical; they are simply given. But logic is the only tool available to man for the comprehension of both." - Human Action

Democratie.nu is een groep van burgers die ijveren voor een directe democratie, waaronder de invoering van een bindend referendum. De stellingname is dat vandaag de meeste zogenaamde democratische landen geen echte democratieën meer zijn. 

Itinera Institute The Itinera Institute is an independent and non-partisan think-tank and do-tank that, operating beyond political parties, regional differences and interest groups, seeks to identify roads for policy reform towards sustained economic growth and social protection, for Belgium and its regions.

Hoover Institute . "Ideas defining a free society".

Now more than four decades old, Herbert Hoover's 1959 statement to the Board of Trustees of Stanford University on the purpose and scope of the Hoover Institution continues to guide and define its mission in the twenty-first century:

"This Institution supports the Constitution of the United States, its Bill of Rights and its method of representative government. Both our social and economic systems are based on private enterprise from which springs initiative and ingenuity.... Ours is a system where the Federal Government should undertake no governmental, social or economic action, except where local government, or the people, cannot undertake it for themselves.... The overall mission of this Institution is, from its records, to recall the voice of experience against the making of war, and by the study of these records and their publication, to recall man's endeavors to make and preserve peace, and to sustain for America the safeguards of the American way of life. This Institution is not, and must not be, a mere library. But with these purposes as its goal, the Institution itself must constantly and dynamically point the road to peace, to personal freedom, and to the safeguards of the American system."

The principles of individual, economic, and political freedom; private enterprise; and representative government were fundamental to the vision of the Institution's founder. By collecting knowledge, generating ideas, and disseminating both, the Institution seeks to secure and safeguard peace, improve the human condition, and limit government intrusion into the lives of individuals.

http://www.nieuwpierke.be/forum_voor_democratie/

Nieuw Pierke is geen website met alleen gelijkgezinden die het zo roerend met elkaar eens zijn, en ‘the Others’ verantwoordelijk achten voor alles wat er verkeerd gaat. Net integendeel. We willen een ‘Forum over democratie’ waarbij een dialoog kan gevoerd worden tussen mensen van heel verschillende strekkingen.