Great Barrington, Massachusetts, May 26, 2022 – The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), one of the oldest and most respected non-partisan economic research and education organizations in the United States dedicated to promoting the idea of individual freedom, free markets, and words. Finance and limited government, today announced the appointment of Dr. Samuel Gregg as the leader of a new institute initiative to defend and promote the principles of a free society against the threat of the aggression of collectivism.
As part of his new role as a prominent fellow in political economy and a senior research faculty member, Dr. Greg Scholar will expand AIER’s research initiatives in both popular and popular places. His ongoing work will address the emergence of the collective challenges of a free society, whether they come from the political left or right, and expand our understanding of ideas, values and cultures that support freedom, limited government and the free market.
“On the left and on the right, we are witnessing the emergence of ideas and policies that would unnecessarily undermine the principles of freedom, free markets and constitutionally limited government. It has become clear over the last few years that the fundamental principles of independence are under siege in America and abroad – requiring a strong and principled response from the research community. No organization is in a better position to lead this effort than AIER, ”said Dr. Gregg.
“I admire AIER’s long-standing commitment to non-political research and advocacy of limited government, free markets, and classical liberal ideas, all of which we commonly call ‘independence’ and are integral pillars of America’s test of orderly independence.” . “The use of the administrative state to achieve policy goals, the growing acceptance of economic nationalism and populism, and the impatience with our traditional constitutional process have become fashionable across the political spectrum. In my new role, I look forward to highlighting the flaws in these approaches and emphasizing the vital need for restoring the freedom that is commanded in all areas of life. “
Dr. Gregg recently completed a 21-year term as research director at the Acton Institute, a think tank dedicated to promoting a free and honest society. Author of 16 books and more than 400 articles, he has written and spoken extensively on political economy, economic history, monetary policy, and natural law theory. He holds an MA from the University of Melbourne and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Ethical Philosophy and Political Economy from the University of Oxford.
Dr. Greg will contribute to the AIER’s existing efforts to defend independence while expanding the list of scholars at the Institute, implementing new programming and partnerships, and continuing research on independence, political economy, public policy, and ethics. Free society.
“Sam is a perfect addition to our already excellent team of scholars at AIER. He has brought a wealth of knowledge about economics, history and philosophy which he can lead to the test of the emergence of our collectivist attitude and translate into policies that pose a serious threat to our country. Sam is also in a good position to support our efforts to provide a positive outlook on constitutionalism, independence and the foundations needed for free market dominance and development, “said Will Rugger, President of AIER. Emerging from a collective mindset has given rise to the need and urgency, which is why it was so important to add an all-star like Sam Gregg to our team. “
AIER’s new initiatives will include contributions from existing AIER staff, guest contributors and new Fellows to be announced in the near future. It fosters a strong suite of scholarly research efforts in our two priority areas of “Sound Money” and “Economy and Economic Freedom”. These include the Public Choice and Public Policy Project, the Sound Money Project, and AIER’s public-oriented educational programs, such as the Bastiat Society and the Harvard Graduate College.
Phil Magnes, director of research and education at AIER, noted, “Sam commented and wrote about the erosion of a free market consensus and the increasing frequency of adopting simple but ineffective, or even worse, public policies.” “The seemingly endless effort to publish better research on the dangerous state of American independence today and the consequences of policy is appropriate for AIER, and we welcome its commitment to combine economic research with ideological and value-based contributions to public discourse.” “
Chris Mauren, president of the Acton Institute, says Greg’s intellectual leadership as director of research has had a huge impact on scholars, pastors and business leaders around the world. “He was an intellectual force on the importance of free enterprise based on virtue and natural law. Sam’s ability to convey these ideas to a wider audience is unparalleled, “Morin said. In a more personal note, I am deeply grateful to Acton for his years of service, his college attitude, and his willingness to support and advise colleagues and students. We congratulate him on bringing his expertise on the ethical basis of free society in all aspects. Dr. Greg Acton will be an Associate Scholar and we look forward to continued cooperation in the service of freedom.
Dr. Gregg will officially begin his position on July 1 and will be based in Great Barrington, Massachusetts and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.