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Breakthrough Institute

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Breakthrough Institute

The Breakthrough Institute is a paradigm-shifting think tank committed to modernizing liberal thought for the 21st Century. Our core values are integrity, imagination and audacity. Our goal is to accelerate the transition to a future where all the world's inhabitants can enjoy secure, free, prosperous, and fulfilling lives on an ecologically vibrant planet. For more information on The Breakthrough Institute please visit: http://thebreakthrough.org/

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