CRONYISM MATTERS. MEASURE IT.

October 30, 2014

In his most recent Forbes article, Atlas Network President Dr. Alex Chafuen writes that “The Economist” magazine and its Index of Cronyism should be a call for action and improvement.

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RANKING KNOWN STATE SUBSIDIES TO PRIVATE BUSINESSES

October 30, 2014

While corporate welfare, whether in the form of subsidies or bailouts, is more often associated with the federal government, state governments also regularly use generous, targeted subsidy packages to entice corporations to locate within their borders. The Mercatus Center at George Mason University use data from the Subsidy Tracker 2.0 dataset compiled by Good Jobs First, a government accountability and smart-growth advocacy group, to display the states (plus the District of Columbia) that disperse the highest amounts and numbers of subsidies, along with the top parent corporations that cumulatively benefit from these subsidies.

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NATIONAL REVIEW INSTITUTE HONORS LEGACY OF WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR.

October 30, 2014

Charles Krauthammer was honored for his leadership in political thought at the National Review Institute’s (NRI) inaugural William F. Buckley Jr. Prize Dinner in New York City. Krauthammer said in his acceptance speech, “"There are self evident truths. They don't always carry the day but they will if we make the case for them."

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BOLLYWOOD CELEBS SUPPORT THINK TANK’S FILM FEST

October 29, 2014

In India, informal workers make up 90% of the workforce. They are often forced out of the formal sector due to heavy licensing and regulation policies by the Indian government. Atlas Network partner Centre for Civil Society hosts an annual documentary festival called Jeevika to capture the livelihood challenges faced by the rural and urban poor in Asia.

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DISCUSSING FREEDOM AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN PERU

October 29, 2014

The Instituto Politico Para la Libertad (IPL) will be hosting its annual Universidad de la Libertad in Lima, Peru, November 20-23, 2014. This seventh edition of the event will focus on freedom and human rights, which have been increasingly violated by governments in South America.

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OSLO FREEDOM FORUM CELEBRATES DISSIDENCE

October 29, 2014

The Oslo Freedom forum held its sixth annual gathering on the weekend of October 20-22. The conference is a showcase for dissidents, activists, and general troublemakers for oppressive states. Celebrity speakers from thirteen countries spoke on issues including battling authoritarian regimes, strategies of nonviolent resistance, and the role of art and film in promoting freedom.

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PATH OF FREEDOM CONFERENCE IN GUATEMALA

October 28, 2014

More than 650 students from across the Americas gathered at Francisco Marroquín University in Guatemala for the 2014 Latin American Students for Liberty Conference. This year’s conference was titled “The Path of Freedom,” as panels, discussions, and lectures highlighted the evolution of freedom philosophies throughout history.

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MANDATORY UNION MEMBERSHIP IS DISCOURAGING JOB CREATION IN KENTUCKY

October 28, 2014

The Bluegrass Institute of Public Policy in Kentucky is concerned that state policies are to blame for driving out long-established factories to more business-friendly states. This April, Fruit of the Loom announced that it would close its last remaining Kentucky plant. Workers whose families had been with the company for generations suddenly have found themselves unemployed.

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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.