Salt Lake City, UT – As part of Sutherland Institute’s continued expansion, the Institute will launch its fourth policy center, the Center for Community and Economy, on July 1, 2008. Sutherland has tapped Allan Carlson, founder and president of the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society, to act as the center’s first director.
“I appreciate Sutherland’s continued defense of principles that can help ensure Utah’s long-term economic success,” said Allan Carlson, director for Sutherland’s Center for Community and Economy. “In accepting this position, I’ve committed my support to Sutherland in their goal to help all Utahns live the American dream.”
The Center for Community and Economy is the fourth center launched by the Institute this year and will focus on promoting a true free-market economy that provides private-sector solutions to community problems. It exists to promote the pursuit of happiness through social and economic principles embodied in a humane economy.
“We know that free markets provide the best opportunity for growth and development for all members of a society,” said Paul T. Mero, president of the Sutherland Institute. “The link is clear: economic freedom is the key to increased political freedom. We are pleased to have this center as a way to organize our efforts.”
The other centers include The Center for Limited Government, The Center for Family and Society, and The Center for Educational Progress.
Carlson, the new center’s director, has written nine books, published articles in over 30 different anthologies, testified as an expert witness before the United States Congress, and lectured at colleges and universities around the world.