Framework for a Free and Open Society™

Framework for a Free and Open Society™

What drives long-term human flourishing? What characteristics of a society give all individuals the best opportunities to improve their lives?

At the Charles Koch Institute, these questions motivate our mission.

To share our vision and invite partnership, we’ve developed the Framework for a Free and Open Society. The Framework consists of five interrelated dimensions that describe the ideas, values, and institutions that enable societies to flourish. By applying these ideas to problems and opportunities, we can help individuals pursue and achieve happiness.


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Charles G. Koch

Charles G. Koch is chairman of the board and CEO of Koch Industries Inc., a position he has held since 1967.

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Market-Based Management®

Market-Based Management (MBM®) enables organizations to succeed in the long term by applying the principles that allow free societies to prosper.

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