|Founder(s)||Edward H. Crane|
|Mission||to increase the understanding of public policies based on the principles of limited government, free markets, individual liberty, and peace.|
|President||Edward H. Crane|
|Chairman||Robert A. Levy|
|Executive Vice President||David Boaz|
|Slogan||"Individual Liberty, Free Markets, and Peace"|
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The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization – a think tank – dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues. It has described itself as liberal (in the European or classical sense), and has argued that its beliefs are those of the American Revolution, Jeffersonian Democracy, and have more recently been called libertarianism and market liberalism.