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The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution founded in 1948 in Santa Monica, California. Our mission is to improve policy and decision making through fact-based research and analysis. We focus on the issues that matter most, such as health, education, national and homeland security, international affairs, law and business, the environment, and more. RAND disseminates its research findings as widely as possible to benefit the public good. RAND is a strictly nonpartisan organization, widely respected for operating independent of political and commercial pressures.
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