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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FREE MARKET ROAD SHOW® SPREADS SOUND ECONOMICS THROUGHOUT EUROPE

April 8, 2015

Seven years after the financial crisis of 2008, Europe’s economies continue to stagnate. Twin deficits, massive welfare state spending, mountains of regulation, nearly flatlined economic growth, and a continuing push toward increased central planning by European Union (EU) authorities leave little hope for future prosperity. The Free Market Road Show® is working to change that, with a 36-stop tour throughout Europe during its 2015 tour, bringing together renowned economists, leading politicians, and prominent business leaders every year to discuss current economic problems and possible solutions.

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REMEMBERING LEONARD LIGGIO, MENTOR TO A MOVEMENT

April 8, 2015

A successful economy requires entrepreneurs who can see the resources and opportunities around them and conceive how to apply them to new and better uses. In the world of ideas, it’s no less important to find the right people to work with the right organizations and provide them with a rich intellectual foundation on which they can build their own innovative strategies for bringing increased freedom to the world. That was the role embodied by Leonard Liggio, Atlas Network’s late executive vice president of academics, for more than seven decades before he passed away in October 2014.

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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.