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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RT DISGUISES KREMLIN PROPAGANDA AS ALTERNATIVE TO MAINSTREAM MEDIA

January 14, 2015 | by Daniil Gorbatenko

The entrenched bias of Kremlin-controlled mass media is obvious to those who have spent much time in Russia. The term “zombie box” has become a popular description for the news broadcasts, talk shows (even ostensibly non-political ones), and many other types of Russian programming that amount to thinly veiled propaganda in favor of President Vladimir Putin’s regime.

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TECHNOLOGY CAN STRENGTHEN PROPERTY RIGHTS IN DEVELOPING NATIONS

January 13, 2015

One of the biggest obstacles to economic growth in developing nations is the lack of clearly defined and delineated property rights, preventing entrepreneurs from being able to depend on stability, consistency, and recognition under the rule of law. It may seem obvious to view this as a problem requiring a government solution, but a recent study from the Cato Institute argues that the bureaucracies of developing nations are often the cause of this problem rather than its solution, and that property rights may be better defined and protected by registering land claims with the decentralized use of new technological tools.

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