Announcing The Center For New Frontiers
The Center for New Frontiers is dedicated to opening new frontiers for freedom so Montanans can build and create an abundant future.
This week I am writing to you about an exciting new milestone for both the Frontier Institute and myself. Today we are launching our very first policy center, The Center for New Frontiers, of which I will be the Director. I couldn’t be more thrilled about this opportunity to directly lead the Center’s research programs and key initiatives!
Let me tell you a little bit about our new policy center:
What is the Center for New Frontiers?
The Center for New Frontiers is dedicated to opening new frontiers for freedom so Montanans can build and create an abundant future. The Center will be initiating research and engaging stakeholders to help Frontier Institute explore solutions to Montana’s most important challenges through the lens of enabling future entrepreneurship, innovation and technology.
Why focus on “New Frontiers”?
Emerging innovations and new technologies continue to radically change how we all live, work and interact. The question is: how can we secure Montana’s position as a leader in the economy of the future?
As one of my all time favorite authors, Matt Ridley has put it, “innovation is the child of freedom and parent of prosperity.” We believe that if Montanans are left free to build, create and innovate in new ways, our state will have all the right conditions for prosperity to thrive under the Big Sky far into the future.
What will the Center be working on?
2023-25 Biennium policy priorities of the Center will be:
- Securing fundamental rights to enable economic dynamism
- Regulatory reforms to empower innovators and entrepreneurs
- Encouraging crypto and blockchain innovation
- Eliminating policy barriers to energy abundance
- Developing pro-innovation environmental policy
The Center will also lead the Montana 2050 Project, an initiative to develop a long-range free market policy vision for key issue areas critical to future economic prosperity.
So how does this change things for you? Have no fear, loyal readers, you’ll still be getting our Thursday newsletter from me. But you can expect to enjoy new and interesting future-focused policy content from our team. Stay tuned!
Announcing Frontier’s New Senior Education Fellow
Trish Schreiber has been a consistent voice & ardent advocate in the movement to bring Education Freedom to Montana.
That is why we are so excited to announce her as Frontier’s Senior Education Fellow! In addition to providing leadership on education issues, she will also be authoring a monthly column discussing Education Freedom within the context of Montana.
Welcome to the Team, Trish!
Americanism, Not Doomerism
“The framers clearly had a belief that people, left free to pursue happiness, would actually find happiness. That free people would make the world better, not worse.”
Those are the words Frontier President & CEO, Kendall Cotton used in his latest column to describe why today’s “doomerism” is misplaced. Despite the all-too-common view that we are doomed, the world is actually much better off now than it ever has been. Click here to find out why.
The Strategies Used to Reduce Wildfire Risk
In an interview with Big Sky Chat House, PERC Policy Director, Hannah Downey laid out the case for active forest management. Among other examples, she pointed to Oregon’s Bootleg Fire as an example of the role forest management can play in making our forests healthier and more resilient to catastrophic fires. You can find her entire interview here and a video explaining the role of forest management during the Bootleg Fire below.