FREE ONLINE COURSE HELPS ANYONE LEARN SOUND ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES

January 28, 2015

A grounding in basic economic thought and concepts is one of the most important factors in fostering a citizenry that can make careful, prudent decisions and hold their elected officials accountable. Sadly, economic education is too often missing from school curricula, leaving generations of graduates without the intellectual tools they need to understand how markets work.

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CEDICE ILLUSTRATES PUBLIC SPENDING DISASTERS IN VENEZUELA

January 27, 2015

Venezuela is in a state of political and economic turmoil, but the nation’s politicians too often escape blame. To help Venezuelans understand how their political system creates economic disaster, Atlas Network partner CEDICE has created a short and accessible video asking, “How does public spending affect you?”

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LFMI WEBINAR EXPLAINS AWARD-WINNING MUNICIPAL PERFORMANCE INDEX

January 27, 2015

When people are free to vote with their feet, moving from one city to another in pursuit of lower taxes, a more favorable regulatory climate, and greater economic opportunity, municipal governments have to respond with better policy. In order to make informed choices about where to live, though, people need quality information. That’s why the Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI), 2014 winner of Atlas Network’s prestigious Templeton Freedom Award, recently hosted an in-depth webinar briefing to explain how the organization is reshaping the public policy landscape in Lithuania to create an environment that attracts investment and prosperity by setting benchmarks for measuring municipal freedom and effectiveness.

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NEW WEBSITE HOSTS LIBRARY OF CLASSICAL LIBERAL THOUGHT IN INDIA

January 26, 2015

India has a rich tradition of classical liberal thought, and Atlas Network partner Centre for Civil Society (CCS) launched a new website on Jan. 17 at the first annual Asia Students for Liberty Conference. The project aims to revive these ideas and bring them to greater prominence in India’s modern political world.

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CHINA CRUSHES INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM EVEN AFTER DECADES OF SUCCESSFUL MARKET REFORMS

January 23, 2015

The Chinese economy has been a powerhouse on the world stage in the past three decades after a series of reforms in which the ruling communist regime began to allow private farming, private businesses, and regional competition, along with privatization of government services and tax cuts. Although some analysts suggest that the nation’s success is beginning to decline, both its status as a “most favored nation” trading partner of the United States and elsewhere and its integration with worldwide culture makes it easy to forget that China is still a dangerous place for dissenters. Those who advocate political liberty and freedom of conscience are often arrested, detained, or simply abducted without formal acknowledgment.

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NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK CELEBRATES EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS

January 22, 2015

For far too long, the U.S. public education system has left children and parents without options, sometimes trapped in failing schools with nowhere to go, and a bureaucracy geared more to teacher tenure than educational quality. There are a few rays of hope, though, as charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, home schooling, tuition tax credits, educational vouchers, and more expand the array of ways in which the educational needs of students can be met.

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ATLAS SOCIETY LAUNCHES CONTEST TO EXPOSE CRONY CAPITALISM

January 22, 2015

Some of the most vivid illustrations of how government regulations serve to corrupt the market process can be found in the novels and essays of Ayn Rand. The perverse incentives of the public sector lead businesses to curry favor with politicians in order to game the regulatory process in their favor, squashing their competitors and bribing public officials with campaign donations, backroom investment deals, and cushy consulting gigs.

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