Ideas matter—for real people and real places. Though ideas do not change the world overnight, with time, their impact can be profound.
The Manhattan Institute (MI) exists to incubate good ideas. This can mean the discovery of new insights, as well as the recovery of truths that were once commonly understood. We provide a home for independent minds to address some of the biggest challenges facing America. While focused on many areas of public policy and culture, they share the same goal: a society where people have the opportunity to build better lives.
Explore the Manhattan Institute journey: four decades as a national, leading free-market think tank.