The Market Economy Foundation (Stiftung Marktwirtschaft)

The Market Economy Foundation (Stiftung Marktwirtschaft) stands for the advancement of market-oriented thought and action. The Foundation adheres to the conviction that the market offers society a greater degree of freedom and prosperity than does statism and government intervention. In this vein, if Germany is to be prepared for the future, freedom, competition, and accountability must be strengthened and solidarity must be balanced with the right to keep what one earns. The state is important as an adjudicator, not as an active fellow player in the economy. We must once again understand the market economy as an ethical concept and recognize the importance of our individual responsibility and autonomy. State interventions hinder dynamism and initiative in many areas of life, and have contributed to the problems for which the market economy has been sacrificed as a scapegoat.

In the midst of such a situation, the Market Economy Foundation endeavors to point out solutions with concrete policy implications. We strive to increase freedom, competition, transparency, and personal initiative, throughout society and politics

  • with academic, practice-related publications, such as studies of the Kronberger Scientific Council (Kronberger Kreis), argumentative texts, conference papers, and our "Focus Market Economy" (Blickpunkt Marktwirtschaft) briefs

  • at subjected-oriented conventions and conferences, such as those regarding “social justice” or the introduction of new income tax legislation,

  • through conversations with key decision-makers.

We develop such pioneering suggestions for reform while remaining independent of political parties and the influence of interest groups. The Market Economy Foundation receives no state funding, and is instead financed through endowment capital, publication sales, and private support. This is how we remain independent. Would you like to contribute or become a member? Find more information here.

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Arguments for the Market Economy

The Market Economy Foundation has assembled substantive arguments with which you can learn more about the advantages of the market economy.

Have a look at our ARGUMENTARIUM! (Arguments for Market Economy)