Economic Freedom

Economic Freedom

We support research on the barriers that prevent people from working, innovating, and creating value for themselves and their communities.

Governments often grant privileges—from favorable regulations to tax breaks—to well-connected companies and individuals. This favoritism, called cronyism or corporate welfare, corrupts the economy and undermines American prosperity. At the same time, overregulation and unnecessarily stringent licensing requirements keep many people—especially those with limited means—out of the workforce. A two-tiered system that benefits established industries and the politically well-connected gives consumers less choice and stifles entrepreneurship and innovation.

The Charles Koch Foundation supports research on the barriers that prevent people from working, innovating, and creating value for themselves and their communities.

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