The Rational Future Institute

The mission of the Rational Future Institute is to help people make decisions that better accord with their values by raising public awareness of the principles of rationality.

What We Do

The Rational Future Institute works to promote the public understanding of rational thinking. One way we do this by creating new training materials and by providing links to existing educational resources. The Institute will also conduct research into new tools and techniques for more rational decision-making.

Why Now

Today, more than at any time in human history, we are threatened by our cognitive limitations. We live in a complex world that operates on the basis of economies and technologies that no single person can possibly understand. Yet, democracy and civic duty calls upon every one of us to decide how best to proceed into the future. Even if we rely on committees of experts or technological decision-making aids, we will need much better rational thinking skills if we are to survive the 21st century. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Rational Future Institute FAQ
Rationality FAQ

Who We Are

The Rational Future Institute NFP is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation.

Our Board of Directors

Ivan Phillips
Executive Director

Lisanne Lombardo

Reb Belstner


The Rational Future Institute
PO Box 5708
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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