BUILDING AN INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE OF FREEDOM IN EUROPE

April 20, 2015

With a diverse array of cultures and political systems all in close proximity, the people of Europe face both unique challenges and opportunities in spreading the ideas of liberty. The fourth annual European Students for Liberty Conference (ESFLC) welcomed more than 500 participants from 43 countries to Berlin in April to exchange ideas about freedom and the issues facing Europe today.

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TANZANIAN CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON ROADBLOCKS TO ECONOMIC FREEDOM

April 20, 2015

Tanzania has made significant strides towards freedom in the last two decades, after its breakaway from socialism in the 1980s. Economic liberalization and structural reforms have helped to spur economic growth and poverty reduction, but the East African nation still has significant obstacles to overcome. Atlas Network’s partner in Tanzania, the Uhuru Initiative for Policy & Education (UIPE), is proving to be an energetic and promising organization that aims to help Tanzania leap past its economic and cultural hurdles and sprint toward freedom and prosperity.

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GERMAN MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS PROMETHEUS OPEN HOUSE

April 15, 2015

New think tanks face an uphill battle in terms of gaining public recognition. They put together a staff and network of scholars, commission research, plan new events, and gradually build a reputation. The recently founded think tank Prometheus–The Liberty Institute, an Atlas Network partner in Germany, has already received some significant media attention since its February inception, with articles about its recent open house appearing in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Die Welt.

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FRIEDMAN FOUNDATION RELEASES 2015 SCHOOL CHOICE GUIDE

April 13, 2015

Competitive markets improve the quality and lower the cost of goods and services across the board, but most students in the U.S. education system are stuck in public schools that face little or no competitive pressure. That’s why, 60 years ago, Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman proposed bringing competitive market principles to the government provision of schooling in order to provide students with a wider array of educational options. In the decades since, many states and localities have adopted some version of Friedman’s vision.

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ATLAS NETWORK PARTNERS SELECTED FOR LEVERAGING INDICES GRANT

April 13, 2015

To achieve tangible, real-world impact in the think tank world, measuring the outcomes and results of our work is a key ingredient of the equation. In order advance this goal, Atlas Network has proposed using reputable international rankings or indices and then objectively assessing the results of think tanks’ work as they try to change specific indicators in those indices, directly related to policy reform.

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CATO INSTITUTE SPONSORS DR. GEORGE SELGIN’S MONETARY BLOG

April 13, 2015

Atlas Network’s Sound Money Project has frequently worked with economists like George Selgin and Lawrence White, who are well known for their work on free banking and monetary policy. Selgin, who began a position as the Cato Institute’s director of the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives in October, announced last week that his free banking blog had moved to the Cato Institute under a new name: Alt-M: Ideas for an Alternative Monetary Future.

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ILLUSTRATING ECONOMICS FOR CHILDREN IN NEPAL

April 9, 2015

Children in developing nations will be the future leaders, so it’s crucial that they start learning the value of liberty and sound economics at an early age. One of the best tools yet developed for teaching economic concepts to children is The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free-Market Odyssey, by economist Ken Schoolland, the story of a shipwrecked boy who encounters a series of civilizations with strange laws and traditions and learns about their drawbacks. The book has been translated into 47 languages and distributed to children throughout the world.

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ATLASNETWORK WORLD10 NEWSLETTER

The Atlas Network newsletter features the top 10 happenings
around the world in the global freedom movement showcasing
the work of Atlas Network partners.