We are Free Market
The Scottish moral philosopher and political economist Adam Smith changed the course of history by arguing that open and free societies naturally generate human prosperity and economic growth. His market-liberal ideas have enriched nations whenever they have been tried, and are the bedrock of the modern world we live in today.
Stamford Raffles is not only the founder of modern Singapore in 1819, of which he is most well-known. Raffles was also a strong proponent of free trade, setting Singapore on a path to becoming an open and prosperous hub of trade and immigration.
Friedrich Hayek is a well known political economist and social theorist in the 20th century and who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1974. He is known for his warnings against excessive government intrusion into the market economy and how it would lead to tyranny. Hayek’s also influenced Singapore history though its first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who regarded him as a “very clear thinker” who “hit upon the eternal truth...that the free market is necessary to get the economy right.”
THE FUTURE WITH US
The Adam Smith Center is the first and only independent organisation in Singapore dedicated to promoting pro-market principles in academia, public policy and wider society. Our mission is to inspire and build a new generation of free market humanitarians.
We believe that tomorrow's leaders should be grounded on the principles of individualism, free exchange, limited government & rule of law, and permissionless innovation, which are the driving forces for human welfare