Institute (WRI) was
founded in January of 1987 to fund and promote investigations by multiple
groups of individual researchers and writers. The
main mission of WRI remains serving the public and the press with
information that would otherwise not see the light of day.
currently compiling reports on a number of issues. These include
holding politicians, lawmakers and others accountable for what they say for
public consumption and other topics. Reports may be compiled by more than one person.
Most reports are published in a print edition and an ebook edition.
Research workers, writers and editors receive royalties in proportion to
WRI is a non-profit
Idaho corporation serving the general public, private clients, the press and
government. The main purpose for which WRI was founded was and still is
investigations and reporting.
The Institute is first of all a provider of facts. Most of what
the Institute does is centered around this mission. Facts
compiled are issued in the form of news stories, reports or books.
Secondly, the Institute is an
"Arbiter of Truth." Much of the information we are daily
confronted with is false. The Institute is equipped to make
philosophical determinations and pronouncements of false information,
fabrications, false positions, fallacies, and flawed research.
The Institute is prepared to determine the truth of any matter that is
determinable based on certain established principles, rules and
procedures. Using these principles, rules and certain
investigative procedures, we (and anyone else for that matter) can
make philosophical determinations of what is true and what is false
about many things, and what to believe and not to believe about all
things. The Institute is thus an "Arbiter of Truth."
Thirdly the Institute is a
Publisher of the "The Way Things Are." As stated above, there
are principles, rules and procedures for determining the truth of any
matter that is determinable. These principles, rules and
procedures are an integral part of traditional basic philosophy, though their
application is often ignored in today's world.* One of the
objectives of the Institute is to bring into sharp focus these
principles, rules and procedures. They are the subject matter of
a series of treatises on philosophy compiled under the auspices of WRI.
The series is entitled "The Way Things Are." The
Institute is thus in all ways a "Publisher of The Way Things Are."
More about the series is at The Way Things Are
In addition to
compiling and publishing reports and books, WRI is involved in
the the collection
and dissemination of news and opinion with special emphasis
on the law, the courts and the legal profession. WRI is an independent
non-partisan reporter of facts. It has no agenda except freedom of
information and holding public officials and others accountable for
what they say for public consumption.
WRI has compiled and published a number of
reports and books on various subjects including law, government, technology, philosophy
Its main mission remains serving the
public and the press with information that would otherwise not see the
light of day. Only
a tiny fraction of the events in this country and around the world are
ever reported on. Very little of what goes on in the myriad of
government agencies in this country ever reaches the public eye.
Western Research was incorporated in January of 1987 and
has been in continuous existence since then. This can be verified by
clicking on the business entities section of the
Idaho Secretary of State.
* Basic philosophy is distinct
from the analytic philosophy taught in most of today's universities, a
tenet of which denies there is such a thing as a "basic philosophy."
Western Research Institute, Inc., is a non-profit Idaho corporation.
Telephone number is (213)
270-3649. Email address is
Current executive director is Charles Hoppins.