Joseph L. Bast

Co-Founder at The Heartland Institute

Joseph L. Bast

Joseph L. Bast

Co-Founder at The Heartland Institute

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Career Highlights

The Heartland Institute

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98

Primary Location

Chicago, IL, United States

Number of Boards

2

Number of Awards

6

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President at Padden & Co., Inc.

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Executive Director at American Conservative Union

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Senior Vice President & Portfolio Manager at RMB Capital Management LLC

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Chief Advisor for Finance & Investment to the Governor of the Haidian District at Government of China

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Former Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Assurant Health

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Planned Realty Group, Inc.

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Director at The Heartland Institute

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Chairman at The Heartland Institute

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Director at The Heartland Institute

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Director at The Heartland Institute

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Joseph L. Bast
Co-Founder at The Heartland Institute
Education
Economics

UCE’s Office of Investments is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. They oversee the broad investment strategy and provide input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis.

Memberships
Member
2002 -

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Career History
Co-Founder
1984 - Current

The Heartland Institute is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1984 and devoted to research and education. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. Such solutions include parental choice in education, market-based approaches to environmental protection, privatization of public services, and deregulation in areas where property rights and markets do a better job than government bureaucracies.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2007 - Current

American Conservative Union Foundation is a nonprofit company headquartered in Washington, DC. The firm operates original conservative organization.

President
Tenure Unconfirmed

The Heartland Institute is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1984 and devoted to research and education. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. Such solutions include parental choice in education, market-based approaches to environmental protection, privatization of public services, and deregulation in areas where property rights and markets do a better job than government bureaucracies.

Political Donations
$500
2010

Former Faculty Member at University of California - San Diego

$250
2006

The Libertarian Party is your representative in American politics. It is the only political organization which respects you as a unique and competent individual. America's Heritage Libertarians believe in the American heritage of liberty, enterprise, and personal responsibility. Libertarians recognize the responsibility we all share to preserve this precious heritage for our children and grandchildren. Free and Independent Libertarians believe that being free and independent is a great way to live. We want a system which encourages all people to choose what they want from life; that lets them live, love, work, play, and dream their own way. Caring For People The Libertarian way is a caring, people-centered approach to politics. We believe each individual is unique. We want a system which respects the individual and encourages us to discover the best within ourselves and develop our full potential. Principled; Consistent The Libertarian way is a logically consistent approach to politics based on the moral principle of self-ownership. Each individual has the right to control his or her own body, action, speech, and property. Government's only role is to help individuals defend themselves from force and fraud. Accepting The Libertarian Party is for all who don't want to push other people around and don't want to be pushed around themselves. Live and let live is the Libertarian way. AMERICA'S THIRD LARGEST PARTY The Libertarian Party is America's third largest and fastest growing political party. Libertarians engage in a variety of projects, working for everyone's liberty on every issue. The Libertarian Party was created in December of 1971 by people who realized that the politicians had strayed from America's original libertarian foundation, with disastrous results. Their vision was the same as that of America's founders -- a world where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, a world of peace, harmony, opportunity, and abundance. Libertarians are practical; we know we can't make the world perfect, but, it can be better. Libertarians will keep working to create a better, freer society for everyone. As William Allen White said: ''Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.'' WHY NOT STICK WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT ''Given the low level of competence among politicians, every American should become a Libertarian.'' -- Charley Reese, Alameda Times-Star (California), June 17, 2003 The politicians in Washington and our state capitals have led us away from the principles of individual liberty and personal responsibility which are the only sound foundation for a just, humane, and abundant society. Government at all levels is too large, too expensive, woefully inefficient, arrogant, intrusive, and downright dangerous. Democratic and Republican politicians have created the status quo and do not intend to change it. CONSIDER THE LIBERTARIAN OPTION Substantially reduce the size and intrusiveness of government and cut all taxes. Let peaceful, honest people offer their goods and services to willing consumers without a hassle from government. Let peaceful, honest people decide for themselves what to eat, drink, read, or smoke and how to dress, medicate themselves, or make love, without fear of criminal penalties. The U.S. government should defend Americans and their property in America and let the U.S. taxpayer off the hook for the defense bill of wealthy countries like Germany and Japan. WHAT AMERICANS WANT Americans want, and deserve, a political system which respects them as unique individuals; as people who can make their own plans, who can take responsibility for themselves, who are compassionate, and who can and will solve their own problems if allowed to do so. Most Americans, after some thought, prefer the Libertarian option in politics. Most people in their private, non-governmental, affairs deal with each other on the libertarian premise of mutual respect. You don't threaten your neighbors with fines or jail just because they choose careers or lifestyles different than yours. Let's hold government to the same standard. Protect us and our rights, and give us the respect we deserve. TIME FOR ACTION We hope you can see the benefits of living in that America envisioned by the founders and by their political heirs, today's Libertarians. We hope you will want to join the Libertarian Party and become involved in our many activities at the national, state, and local levels. Are you ready for a change in American politics For as long as most of us can remember, Republican and Democratic politicians have talked about solving the problems that face Americans; but their ''solutions'' have only worsened the situation -- higher and higher taxes; greater intrusions into our personal lives; more rapes, murders, and muggings; and a crumbling public school system graduating fewer and fewer people who can read. We believe the American people -- like their counterparts in Eastern Europe -- have seen through the charade of big government. We believe the American people are ready for a fresh approach to the problems that plague us. Libertarian ideas were instrumental in the birth of our country, and they can inspire a return to the individual initiative, responsibility, and prosperity that were once part of the American dream. If you agree, we hope you will join us.

$319
2006

The Libertarian Party is your representative in American politics. It is the only political organization which respects you as a unique and competent individual. America's Heritage Libertarians believe in the American heritage of liberty, enterprise, and personal responsibility. Libertarians recognize the responsibility we all share to preserve this precious heritage for our children and grandchildren. Free and Independent Libertarians believe that being free and independent is a great way to live. We want a system which encourages all people to choose what they want from life; that lets them live, love, work, play, and dream their own way. Caring For People The Libertarian way is a caring, people-centered approach to politics. We believe each individual is unique. We want a system which respects the individual and encourages us to discover the best within ourselves and develop our full potential. Principled; Consistent The Libertarian way is a logically consistent approach to politics based on the moral principle of self-ownership. Each individual has the right to control his or her own body, action, speech, and property. Government's only role is to help individuals defend themselves from force and fraud. Accepting The Libertarian Party is for all who don't want to push other people around and don't want to be pushed around themselves. Live and let live is the Libertarian way. AMERICA'S THIRD LARGEST PARTY The Libertarian Party is America's third largest and fastest growing political party. Libertarians engage in a variety of projects, working for everyone's liberty on every issue. The Libertarian Party was created in December of 1971 by people who realized that the politicians had strayed from America's original libertarian foundation, with disastrous results. Their vision was the same as that of America's founders -- a world where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, a world of peace, harmony, opportunity, and abundance. Libertarians are practical; we know we can't make the world perfect, but, it can be better. Libertarians will keep working to create a better, freer society for everyone. As William Allen White said: ''Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.'' WHY NOT STICK WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT ''Given the low level of competence among politicians, every American should become a Libertarian.'' -- Charley Reese, Alameda Times-Star (California), June 17, 2003 The politicians in Washington and our state capitals have led us away from the principles of individual liberty and personal responsibility which are the only sound foundation for a just, humane, and abundant society. Government at all levels is too large, too expensive, woefully inefficient, arrogant, intrusive, and downright dangerous. Democratic and Republican politicians have created the status quo and do not intend to change it. CONSIDER THE LIBERTARIAN OPTION Substantially reduce the size and intrusiveness of government and cut all taxes. Let peaceful, honest people offer their goods and services to willing consumers without a hassle from government. Let peaceful, honest people decide for themselves what to eat, drink, read, or smoke and how to dress, medicate themselves, or make love, without fear of criminal penalties. The U.S. government should defend Americans and their property in America and let the U.S. taxpayer off the hook for the defense bill of wealthy countries like Germany and Japan. WHAT AMERICANS WANT Americans want, and deserve, a political system which respects them as unique individuals; as people who can make their own plans, who can take responsibility for themselves, who are compassionate, and who can and will solve their own problems if allowed to do so. Most Americans, after some thought, prefer the Libertarian option in politics. Most people in their private, non-governmental, affairs deal with each other on the libertarian premise of mutual respect. You don't threaten your neighbors with fines or jail just because they choose careers or lifestyles different than yours. Let's hold government to the same standard. Protect us and our rights, and give us the respect we deserve. TIME FOR ACTION We hope you can see the benefits of living in that America envisioned by the founders and by their political heirs, today's Libertarians. We hope you will want to join the Libertarian Party and become involved in our many activities at the national, state, and local levels. Are you ready for a change in American politics For as long as most of us can remember, Republican and Democratic politicians have talked about solving the problems that face Americans; but their ''solutions'' have only worsened the situation -- higher and higher taxes; greater intrusions into our personal lives; more rapes, murders, and muggings; and a crumbling public school system graduating fewer and fewer people who can read. We believe the American people -- like their counterparts in Eastern Europe -- have seen through the charade of big government. We believe the American people are ready for a fresh approach to the problems that plague us. Libertarian ideas were instrumental in the birth of our country, and they can inspire a return to the individual initiative, responsibility, and prosperity that were once part of the American dream. If you agree, we hope you will join us.

Awards & Honors
2004
Libertarian National Committee - Champion of Liberty Award
1998
Eagle Forum - Eagle Award
1996
Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award
Creative Works
Author
2003

Education and Capitalism

Author
1994

Eco-Sanity: A Common-Sense Guide to Environmentalism

Author
1992

Why We Spend Too Much on Health Care

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