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The Center for Financial Privacy and Human Rights was founded in 2005 to defend privacy, civil liberties and market economics. The Center was the first non-profit human rights and civil liberties organization whose core mission recognizes traditional economic rights as a necessary foundation for a broad understanding of human rights. CFPHR is part of the Liberty and Privacy Network, a non-governmental advocacy and research 501(c)(3) organization.

We take to heart the wisdom of the late Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises:

“Defense of the individual’s liberty against the encroachment of tyrannical governments is the essential theme of the history of Western civilization . . . All the marvelous achievements of Western civilization are fruits grown on the tree of liberty.

“It is impossible to grasp the meaning of the idea of sound money if one does not realize that it was devised as an instrument for the protection of civil liberties against despotic inroads on the part of governments. Ideologically it belongs in the same class with political constitutions and bills of rights. The demand for constitutional guarantees and for bills of rights was a reaction against arbitrary rule and the nonobservance of old customs by kings.”

Ludwig von Mises, (1881-1973)
The Theory of Money and Credit
(Part IV, Chapter 21, Paragraphs 3, 4)