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President Bush addresses a meeting of the Manhattan Institute at Federal Hall National Memorial on November 13, 2008.
Carly Fiorina, Vanessa Mendoza, and Marilyn Fedak at the Adam Smith Society national meeting in New York City on February 21, 2014.
George Kelling stands with leaders of the Detroit Police Department and other local officials at a press conference in 2013. The Department partnered with Manhattan Institute for new ways to protect the neighborhoods in the area.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani with New York City's former Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, former Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen and former Director of the Office of Emergency Management Richard Sheirer at a press briefing in 2002.
Cory Booker speaks about the City of Newark at a Manhattan Institute event in New York City on May 22, 2008.

Conservative 501(c)(3) non-profit American think tank focused on domestic policy and urban affairs, established in Manhattan in 1977 by Antony Fisher and William J. Casey.

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City Journal

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City Journal is a public policy magazine and website, published by the conservative Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, that covers a range of topics on urban affairs, such as policing, education, housing, and other issues.

Adam Smith Society

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Carly Fiorina, Vanessa Mendoza, and Marilyn Fedak at the Adam Smith Society National Meeting in New York City on February 21, 2014.

The Adam Smith Society is a chapter-based association of business school students and professionals named after the 18th-century economist, Adam Smith, and established by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research in 2011, to promote discussion about the moral, social, and economic benefits of capitalism.

Cover of the first edition

Losing Ground (book)

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1984 book about the effectiveness of welfare state policies in the United States between 1950 and 1980 by the political scientist Charles Murray.

1984 book about the effectiveness of welfare state policies in the United States between 1950 and 1980 by the political scientist Charles Murray.

Cover of the first edition
Cover of the first edition

Murray wrote the book while a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, then under the aegis of Irving Kristol.

Glaeser in 2014.

Edward Glaeser

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American economist and Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University.

American economist and Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University.

Glaeser in 2014.

He is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and a contributing editor of City Journal.

Steven Malanga

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American journalist.

American journalist.

He is a contributing editor to City Journal and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, which publishes City Journal.

Shadow Open Market Committee

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Independent group of economists, first organized in 1973 by Professors Karl Brunner, from the University of Rochester, and Allan Meltzer, from Carnegie Mellon University, to provide a monetarist alternative to the views on monetary policy and its inflation effects then prevailing at the Federal Reserve and within the economics profession.

Independent group of economists, first organized in 1973 by Professors Karl Brunner, from the University of Rochester, and Allan Meltzer, from Carnegie Mellon University, to provide a monetarist alternative to the views on monetary policy and its inflation effects then prevailing at the Federal Reserve and within the economics profession.

Since 2009, the SOMC has operated in partnership with E21: Economic Policies for the 21st Century.

William J. Casey

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The Director of Central Intelligence from 1981 to 1987.

The Director of Central Intelligence from 1981 to 1987.

Plaque honoring Casey located in the CIA New Headquarters Building lobby.

With Antony Fisher, he co-founded the Manhattan Institute in 1978.

Murray in 2013

Charles Murray (political scientist)

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American political scientist.

American political scientist.

Murray in 2013
Charles Murray speaks at Middlebury College as students protest

From 1981 to 1990, he was a fellow with the conservative Manhattan Institute where he wrote Losing Ground, which heavily influenced the welfare reform debate in 1996, and In Pursuit.

Jeff Bell

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American Republican Party politician, political consultant, author, and presidential speechwriter.

American Republican Party politician, political consultant, author, and presidential speechwriter.

Bell was a former president of the Manhattan Institute, served as a fellow of the Harvard Institute of Politics at Harvard University; a visiting professor at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University; and as the DeWitt Wallace Fellow in Communications at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington.

Howard Husock

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Howard Husock is vice president for policy research at the Manhattan Institute, where he is also director of its Social Entrepreneurship Initiative and a contributing editor to the Institute's quarterly magazine, City Journal.