THINK TANK VIDEOS ON TAXES, WEALTH CREATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS LIGHTS, CAMERA, LIBERTY! FINALISTS

October 21, 2014

The Lights, Camera, Liberty! program is a grant and training opportunity that Atlas Network offers to U.S. and international partners, helping organizations transform the way they market messages through online video. This year’s winner will be announced at Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner, November 12-13, 2014. The three finalists for 2014 are the Lithuanian Free Market Institute, Mercatus Center and Illinois Policy Institute.

READ MORE

ALEX CHAFUEN REMEMBERS LEONARD LIGGIO ON FORBES

October 17, 2014

The free society lost a great champion on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 when Leonard P. Liggio passed away. I first met Leonard P. Liggio in 1980 at a Mont Pelerin Society (MPS) meeting held at the Hoover Institution. He was standing on the left side of the packed auditorium next to Murray Rothbard, another intellectual giant, much smaller in size, but similar in their passion to understand and promote liberty.

READ MORE

FRIENDS OF LEONARD REMINISCE ON THE LIGGIO LEGACY

October 17, 2014

Leonard P. Liggio, Atlas Network’s long-time executive vice president, passed away on October 14, 2014. It’s been very touching to see the outpouring of affection following his death. We knew how beloved Leonard was within the freedom movement, but it remains nothing short of awe-inspiring to see so many tributes to his influence, his scholarship, and his kindness and generosity.

READ MORE

EUROPEAN THINK TANKS LAUNCH EPICENTER TO ADDRESS KEY EU ISSUES

October 17, 2014

Six European think tanks recently launched EPICENTER (the European Policy Information Center) in Brussels, Belgium. EPICENTER is a new project aimed at providing “decision-makers with research and insight on a number of key economic issues,” developing free-market solutions to some of the European Union’s (EU) most daunting challenges. EPICENTER is politically independent and fully privately funded.

READ MORE

IN MEMORIAM: LEONARD LIGGIO

October 14, 2014

Leonard P. Liggio, Executive Vice President of Academics at Atlas Network, passed away October 14, 2014 at the age of 81. Leonard’s career advancing liberty spanned seven decades, during which time he served as the President of the Mont Pelerin Society, the Philadelphia Society, and the Institute for Humane Studies, where he later continued to serve as its Distinguished Senior Scholar. He was a professor at George Mason University, a visiting professor at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín, a board member of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and a Trustee of Liberty Fund.

READ MORE

12TH RIGHT TO KNOW DAY AWARDS CEREMONY IN BULGARIA

October 8, 2014

The Access to Information Programme Foundation held the 12th annual Right to Know Day Awards Ceremony on September 28. The Golden Key Award for the most efficient use of the Access to Public Information Act by a journalist was presented to Ms. Svetla Vasileva from the Duma Daily. The Padlock anti-award was given to the Prosecutor’s Office of Bulgaria for the overall and deepening lack of transparency of the institution.

READ MORE

REPEAL 100 LAWS PROJECT

October 7, 2014

Enthused by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call during his election campaign for ‘Minimum Government & Maximum Governance’, three organizations in India launched an initiative to push for the repeal of one hundred burdensome and/or obsolete laws in India. At a speech in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Modi said, “If everyday, I can end one law, then it will be an achievement.”

READ MORE

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.