Conservative public policy think tank Sutherland Institute said this week that it has launched the Center for Community and Economy, the fourth policy center it has created this year.

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Allan Carlson, founder and president of the Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society, will be the center's first director.

The center will "focus on promoting a true free-market economy that provides private-sector solutions to community problems," the institute said. "It exists to promote the pursuit of happiness through social and economic principles embodied in a humane economy."

The other centers are the Center for Limited Government, the Center for Family and Society and the Center for Educational Progress.