BOOM, BUST, REPEAT

April 24, 2015 | by Jerry L. Jordan

In a monetary regime of sound money — as opposed to our present discretionary fiat monetary arrangements — the boom and bust of the U.S. housing industry during 2002-09 could not have happened. The damage done to the national economy by the bursting housing bubble can be understood only in the context of the government’s role in fostering that bubble.

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SOUND MONEY FELLOW NAMED CHIEF ECONOMIST OF SENATE BANKING COMMITTEE

April 24, 2015

The free-market think tank community generally relies on two broad strategies to achieve a free society. First, they focus on spreading the ideas of liberty and building the cultural foundations of freedom. Second, they do the heavy lifting of policy analysis, studying the actual effects of government policies and suggesting reforms that foster individual liberty and prosperity in a more direct, practical sense. Fostering a societal climate of freedom makes policy success more likely, and longer-lasting.

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MALAYSIAN ALA GRAD HELPS BUILD OASIS OF LIBERTY

April 22, 2015

Malaysia has a tradition of classical liberal thought at its core, dating back to its 1957 Proclamation of Independence, which stated that the nation should be “founded upon the principles of liberty and justice and ever seeking the welfare and happiness of its people and the maintenance of a just peace among all nations.” Even so, reactionary forces have vast influence in modern Malaysia, with a government that arrests journalists for “sedition,” crackdowns on religious liberty, calls for Internet censorship, and a political system often divided along racial lines.

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CEPOS TRANSLATES NEARLY 400 STUDY ABSTRACTS FROM DANISH TO ENGLISH

April 22, 2015

With more than 460 Atlas Network partners in 96 countries, the movement to advance individual liberty, free markets, the rule of law, and peace is worldwide and cross-cultural. Each partner faces both unique challenges and opportunities within its own geographical area, but the opponents and strategies involved are often strikingly similar across the globe.

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CAPITAL, PIKETTY’S OGRE

April 22, 2015 | by Anthony de Jasay

The people gathered to see the emperor, who had magnificent new clothes and would show them off presently. The palace grounds were packed full of courtiers and the simply curious, waiting excitedly. The door opened and the emperor stepped out. Although he was stark naked, the public was breathless with admiration and oohs and ahs. Only a little boy was unimpressed. “But the Emperor has no clothes!” he declared.

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ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE’S LEGACY IN THE EARLY 21ST CENTURY

April 22, 2015 | by Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville


Alexis de Tocqueville visited the United States as a young man in 1831. He is credited for having observed in depth, and accurately described, not only the political system of this new republic, but, beyond this, the principles of the democratic system and broader society. This work was done with a view, undoubtedly, to educate European countries, because historical circumstances had left most of them with centralized governments and a large public sphere.

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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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