The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free. He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason- Baruch Spinoza
The Mouradian Foundation is a charitable organisation set up to facilitate a forum for economists, scholars and the general public globally to come together and engage in open, non-partisan and impartial debate about social and economic matters with the aim of influencing public policy worldwide. Our goal is to promote a deeper understanding of the challenges which our global society faces, to enable meaningful and practical solutions to be discovered. Our purpose is to offer a framework to reform the post crisis society and decision makers to navigate in an unstable world. We are committed to impartiality, openness and excellence. Our mission is to improve the quality of decisions with open and fact-based research, analysis and debate.
We aim to promote discourse and fact-based research to uncover the flaws of our global socio-economic systems. Our research offers policymakers and the general public the opportunity to engage with and acquire a better understanding of socio-economic solutions, with the objective of reforming modern societies worldwide.
As an independent think tank, we work to promote public education and awareness of social and economic ideas which affect public policy, for the benefit of the general public.
Alexandre Mouradian is a graduate of the Ecole Superieur de Commerce de Paris (ESCP) one of the top French Business School, Member of the international Committe of the museum of Modern Art of Paris, he is a Major Donator of the Opera de Paris. After working for 14 years for Tradition UK advising Hedge Funds, he is one the few who has correctly forecast the Global Crisis, the demise of Northen Rock and AIG, and was one of the first to talk about the rise of inequality has a major issue toward the return of sustainable growth.
David Smith has been Economics Editor of The Sunday Times since 1989, where he writes a weekly column. He is also an assistant editor, policy adviser and chief leader-writer. He has won a number of awards, including the Harold Wincott award for Senior Financial Journalist of the Year (2004). David is a regular contributor to the CBI's Business Voice and also writes a home economics column in the property section of The Sunday Times.
"Once again David Smith has demonstrated his talent for opening up the world of economics and finance to a general audience."
Jean Philippe Blochet
Founding Partner of Brevan Howard Fund 2003/2010