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IMANI Fights for Proper Contract Enforcement in Ghana

The logistical difficulties of running a business vary from country to country, but in Ghana, the judicial system has become a significant hindrance to business development. But IMANI Center for Policy and Education (IMANI), an Accra-based Atlas Network partner, has launched a successful effort to change the way the courts resp...

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Freedom Flourishes at LibertyCon 2019 in Belgrade

Over 800 of the world’s most passionate libertarian minds convened in Belgrade, Serbia for the 8th annual LibertyCon Europe. The conference, which was held April 5-7, has become an annual tradition in Europe and brings together academics, students, and activists who are passionate about the ideas of liberty. The theme for this y...

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State-Owned Enterprises in Mexico Pressured for Transparency and Openness

Energy-focused state-owned enterprises (SOE) play a critical role in Mexico’s economic growth, but they often operate under poor governance structures, weak management systems, and widespread inefficiency. Worse, poor transparency practices make SOE’s vulnerable to corruption. With Mexico’s government still in a state of transit...

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Taxpayers Calculator Launches in Peru

Asociación de Contribuyentes del Peru launched a tax calculator for Peruvian taxpayers last month. This tool makes it possible for Peruvians to calculate and track how much of their money is going to taxes and see exactly how the government is spending it. In the future, Asociación de Contribuyentes del Peru hopes to expand the...

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LIMS Lights Up Lebanon

Rolling blackouts and spending billions on subsidies to a failing state-owned electricity company, Electricité Du Liban (EDL), have been facts of life in Lebanon the last several years. The subsidies to EDL from 2008 to 2017 have averaged 3.8 percent of GDP and constitute roughly half of Lebanon’s fiscal deficit. Recognizing thi...

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CRECE’s Economic Freedom Index Assesses Puerto Rico’s Economy

More than a decade after Puerto Rico’s worst economic crisis began, high taxes, recurring fiscal deficits, and a challenging business climate continue to affect the island’s freedom potential and economic growth. Centro para Renovación Económica, Crecimiento y Excelencia (CRECE) recently released Puerto Rico Economic Freedom Ind...

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In Africa, Effective Aid is Local Aid

Bring up the topic of Africa to most Americans and their minds will race through images of slums, hungry children, undrinkable water, and war. For some, it’s comforting to know that the United States government invests huge sums of cash and capital in the continent, even if the goals aren’t always clear. Many Americans even cont...

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Quit horsing around: PERC’s solution to the wild horse crisis

While some governments worry about repopulating near extinct animal species, the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is currently tasked with managing the overpopulation of wild horses and burros on public land. BLM has struggled to control the population in a cost-efficient manner, so the Montana-based Property and En...

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Atlas Network Announces Updates to the Leadership Team

Atlas Network is pleased to announce that Chad Goote is joining the organization as Vice President of Development. Goote is currently serving as Vice President of Advancement at Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA), a Florida-based think tank and Atlas Network partner. He will join Atlas Network on May 1.

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Turkish Video Promoting Free Markets An Immediate Hit in Troubled Country

Atlas Network’s Turkish partner, Freedom Research Association (FRA), recently produced a free-market video that reached 650,000 views in its first week. Realizing the vast potential that video production presents for the libertarian movement, FRA openly challenged the claim that the 1980s economic crisis was a result of capitali...

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Balkan Insight Highlights the Work Done by Libek in Serbia

When someone thinks of the worldwide freedom movement, the Eastern European nation of Serbia is probably not a country that immediately comes to mind. The group Libertarian Club Libek has been working to promote freedom in Serbia and was recently highlighted in the media outlet Balkan Insight, the most influential English langua...

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CEDICE Report Pressures Venezuelan Oil Privatization

Venezuela, a country once known for its bountiful oil reserves and vast economic potential, has experienced one of the most shocking declines in recent memory. For Centro de Divulgación del Conocimiento Económico para la Libertad (CEDICE), the driving force behind this downward spiral is socialist government policies.

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Rule of Law Website in Poland Seeks to Combat Increasing Illiberalism

In Poland, the Civil Development Forum (FOR) has launched a new project about the diminishing respect for the rule of law. The goal of the project is to monitor the rule of law in Poland in order to inform and explain Poland’s economic situation to audiences abroad. By collecting news, analysis, and commentary and sharing that i...

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Ukrainian Economic Freedoms Foundation Achieves Tax Reform Through Video

The Ukrainian Economic Freedoms Foundation (UEFF) reduced taxes by creating a policy engagement and video campaign that helped viewers understand how taxes impact their lives. By turning taxes into a menacing, dark-suited character who looms over the lives of an ordinary family and forcibly takes a share of every transaction, U...

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Lights, Camera, Liberty Attracts Aspiring Filmmakers from Around the World

In a world where making a film can be as easy as whipping an iPhone out of your pocket, getting the details right is critical to crafting an enduring message that will make your story memorable. During this weekend’s Lights, Camera, Liberty film workshop in Los Angeles, Atlas Network brought a dozen filmmakers and marketing expe...

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Matt Warner on Cato Daily Podcast: The Outsider’s Dilemma

Atlas Network President Matt Warner was a recent guest on the Cato Daily Podcast to discuss new trends in economic development, foreign aid, and the role think tanks can play in resolving what Warner calls “the Outsider’s Dilemma” that lies at the heart of the global effort to end poverty.

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TTMBA Alumnus Žilvinas Šilėnas is named FEE’s New President

The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) recently announced that Žilvinas Šilėnas will serve as the organization’s 11th president. With years of think tank experience under his belt, as well as a commitment to the promotion of the free market, the decision highlights an exciting transition for FEE. Previously, Šilėnas has ser...

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Medical Cannabis Win for Utah Think Tank

Interest in medical marijuana has grown over the past few years, causing a wave of political movements and advocates working to make it legally available. Utah-based think tank Libertas Institutehas been one of those long-standing advocates for the legalization of medical cannabis, and their tireless efforts paid off when the Ut...

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Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Against Excessive Fines

A recent ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States determined that excessive fines could not be imposed by state and local governments. The unanimous decision affirms the Excessive Fines Clause of the Eighth Amendment, which states that “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unus...

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Celebrating a Legacy of Liberty During Asia Liberty Forum 2019

Over 270 people gathered in Colombo, Sri Lanka for Asia Liberty Forum 2019 from Feb. 28th – Mar. 1st. Advocata Institute co-hosted this event, which provided expert commentary on how a rich history of liberty helped reduce poverty in the region, and how freedom can continue this legacy for the future.

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