Investments — where & why we have made awards
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Leif Smith
303-778-0880
Explorers Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 9100
Denver, CO 80209
USA
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Explorers Foundation ••• home page
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efBegin ••• top level for all outlines
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Vortices ••• list of all vortices
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Threads ••• traces of conversations
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Glyphs ••• list of fragments of Freeorder
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Investments ••• a table of all investments
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freeorder ••• the concept & vision
 
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The idea that guides our investments freeorder
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freeorder : a new word - a fundamental concept
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The idea of freeorder is simple. It does not require a complete exposition of all aspects of liberty, art, and learning to make the word useful. The world is rich with scholars and institutions devoted to every necessary aspect of freeorder. What has been missing is a concept to integrate them all. The word freeorder provides that integration. Each investment made by an integrating forge should have a paragraph that explains how, from the point of view of that forge, the investment contributes to the emergence of freeorder.
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All the vortices among all the forges in the world sum, by more than addition, to a worldwide university of freeorder, entirely without central direction. Each forge is a managed enterprise, its own micro-freeorder, not a democracy. The result of the work of many ventures in freeorder generation is a spontaneous order that, much like a market, emerges from a complex of discovery processes and consequent trial, error, and new conjecture.
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See also: a list of all vortices, with explanations ••• — our investments are guided by discussion with participants in these vortices.
 
A table of all investments, listing who, why, amount, and year •••
 
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Investments
 
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Gary Hoover ••• : history of American business, and of great entrepreneurs
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2019: Cobden-Bright Award of $250 to support Gary’s newly begun American Business History Center, Flatonia, Texas
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Mark Frazier ••• Openworld, Inc. : education, land grants, special zones
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Ludwig von Mises Institute ••• : economics, marginal utility, subjective value
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Magatte Wade ••• : enterprise in “rich” Africa, Senegal, bias reduction
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C. S. Lewis Society of California ••• : philosophy, meaning
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Michael J. Lotus ••• : America 3.0 — the story of a great country in three phases
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James C. Bennett ••• : America 3.0; The Anglosphere Challenge; A Time for Audacity
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Peter J. McLaughlin ••• : Feedback Revolution - communication in business
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The Independent Institute ••• : liberty
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Richard L. Bolin ••• Flagstaff Institute : special economic zones
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Seed Savers Exchange ••• : conservation of vital genome
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Alan Macfarlane ••• : origins of individualism and the modern world
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Liberty International ••• : was International Society for Individual Libery (ISIL)
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Centro Artistico y Cultural de Huachinera ••• : art, cultural renaissance, Sonora
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Sand County Foundation ••• : conservation, ecology
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Grace Llewellyn ••• : education, spaces for adventurous children
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Windward Foundation ••• Walt Patrick : rural land development & community
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Jeff Rubin ••• : Wisdom of Age - being one’s best at any age
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Bloomsbury Review ••• Marylyn & Tom Auer : fine writing
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Law Enforcement Against Prohibition ••• Tony Ryan : no prohibition
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Meg Biddle & Marcia Perry ••• : Youth Arts Collective - haven for creatives
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Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad ••• : Minaret of Freedom - liberty & Islam
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Yasuhiko Genku Kimura ••• : Vision-in-Action - individual authenticity
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Max Borders ••• : spontaneous order in social systems
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Michael Strong ••• : FLOW - teaching and enterprise for good
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Robert Haywood ••• : special export processing zones
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Foresight Institute ••• : nanotechnology, social and technological implications
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Ronald Gross ••• : life-long learning, Socratic practice
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K. Eric Drexler ••• : Engines of Creation, published 1986
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Centre for Playback Theatre, Jonathan Fox ••• : communication
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Irshad Manji ••• : Ijtihad - freedom of thought, Islam
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Spencer MacCallum ••• : Heather Foundation - community, land, special zones
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Henry Okiria ••• : Learning Empowers Uganda - African Cheetahs vCheetah
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Nandasiri Wanniniyaka ••• : Horizon Lanka Academy - education
 
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