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more than 450 free-market organizations in over 90 countries to the
ideas and resources needed to advance the cause of liberty.

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PRIME NEARS A WIN FOR REFORMING PAKISTAN’S TAX CODE

Pakistan’s tax code is inefficient, cumbersome, and enforced by a bloated bureaucracy, which is why the Islamabad-based Policy Research Institute of Market Economy (PRIME) has long advocated for a changed tax structure. PRIME’s most recent campaign, Aik Tax (“single tax”), advocates for a lower, flatter, and more predictable sys...

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DEFENDING DEMOCRACY THROUGH SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

“Illiberalism is on the rise, in fledgling and well-established democracies alike. At this turbulent time in global affairs, engaging communities in the protection of individual freedoms is critical,” says Alex Gladstein, the Human Rights Foundation's (HRF) chief strategy officer. “At this turbulent time in global affairs, engag...

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2017 LIGHTS, CAMERA, LIBERTY FINALISTS NAMED FROM NEPAL, IDAHO, ARGENTINA

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 & Freedom Dinner, November 7-8, 2017. The three finalists...

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ALUMNI IN FOCUS: PATRICK MARDINI

“People in Lebanon suffer from an average of 12 hours of rolling blackouts every day,” said Patrick Mardini, founder and president of the Lebanese Institute for Market Studies (LIMS). “It’s not reasonable to make illegal the production of a service that people need,” said an entrepreneur he recently met. Mardini is tackling this...

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A LOOK BACK AT 2017’S REGIONAL LIBERTY AWARDS

Made possible by a generous grant from The John Templeton Foundation, Atlas Network brings together friends of the worldwide freedom movement in Regional Liberty Forums to learn from one another how to effectively advance free societies, the rule of law, free enterprise, and protections of private property.

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IEE CASE STUDY BOASTS LATIN AMERICA’S SUPER BOWL OF LIBERALISM

What started as a handful of young entrepreneurs gathering 200 people in an auditorium has evolved into a convention unlike any other, spanning six days of events with an attendance of over 6,000. And now, the Instituto de Estudos Empresariais’s Fórum da Liberdade has become Latin America’s Super Bowl of Liberalism.

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A LOOK BACK AT 2017’S REGIONAL THINK TANK SHARK TANK COMPETITIONS

The Think Tank Shark Tank competition at Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner has been a hallmark of the event for several years. There, three graduates of the Atlas Leadership Academy compete before a panel of judges for a $25,000 grand prize in a showcase of the worldwide freedom movement’s most exciting new projects. This year’s co...

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THINK TANK SHARK TANK WINNER TAKES ON BUSINESS REGULATIONS IN MALAYSIA

Regulations on businesses and business owners are on the rise in Malaysia. Small businesses struggle to survive in such an environment, where there are a constant imposition of taxes and a continued difficulty of navigating the existing regulations as new ones are implemented. The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (ID...

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DOING DEVELOPMENT DIFFERENTLY WEBSITE

The campaign is about one thing: ending poverty. And how we propose to do this is in stark contrast to the broken model of top-down, foreign aid. We believe that the end to poverty will come from locally grown solutions like removing barriers to entrepreneurship, embracing rule of law, and promoting property rights. And it's our...

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‘FROM THIRD WORLD TO FIRST’ — ECONOMIC FREEDOM FORUM IN UKRAINE

While the world at large is freer than it ever was, Ukraine remains entrenched in political and economic hardship. The revolution fades, but the mafia state lives on. The recent Economic Freedom Forum, hosted by Atlas Network partners Bendukidze Free Market Center and Fraser Institute in Kyiv, brought together think tanks and sc...

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THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO DARE TO SAVE LIVES

Hungary’s history is marred by oppression and terrors of regimes which had no respect for human life, human nature, and liberty. But because of their ignorance of human nature with liberty deeply ingrained in it, these collectivist dictatorships could never attain their true goals and could never and will never manage to take to...

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CEI FILM ‘I WHISKEY: THE HUMAN SPIRIT’ WINS AWARDS, HITS THE ROAD

‘I, Whiskey: The Human Spirit’, a short film from the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), is the story of the unique history of whiskey in America and how free markets have created the current renaissance under which the spirit is thriving. The purpose of this film, expressed by CEI, is to “tell the story of human ingenuity,...

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AELSO’S SILK ROAD STATION CONTINUES TO SPREAD FREE-MARKET KNOWLEDGE

In late 2015, the Kabul-based Afghanistan Economic and Legal Studies Organization (AELSO) debuted its online TV and radio platform, Silk Road Station, with the goal of raising awareness about the benefits of a free-market economy and other free society values among Afghan youth and policy makers. It currently broadcasts 39 diffe...

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GETTING YOUR REFORM IDEAS ACROSS THE FINISH LINE

Encouraged by Atlas Network’s “Leveraging Indices for Economic Freedom” initiative, the Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI) took up the challenge to implement three changes in Lithuania. First, to reduce time and effort required to get a building permit. Second, to streamline the procedure of connecting new users to the elec...

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UNIQUE INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH DEFINES SCARCITY, GOOD AND BAD

Free-market advocates have long claimed that scarcity – widely held to be the bedrock of economics and the natural state of the world – drives humanity to use resources as efficiently as possible. The counterclaim has been that scarcity is inherently a bad thing and that state-directed action can be taken to eradicate it. Howeve...

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TNKR HOSTS 6TH ENGLISH SPEECH CONTEST FOR NORTH KOREAN REFUGEES

An Atlas Network partner based out of South Korea, Teach North Korean Refugees (TNKR), hosted its sixth English Speech Contest on August 26, 2017. “It’s not just a contest, but a celebration of the speakers having the courage to speak out and having the freedom to do so,” said TNKR co-founder Casey Lartigue, about the event.

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HOW TO USE BREXIT AS AN EXAMPLE FOR FUTURE POLICY CHANGES

In 2016, the United Kingdom surprised the world by deciding to leave the European Union. Campaign victories like that don’t come out of nowhere. Behind the scenes teams engage audiences, navigate policy discussions, work with the press, and debate difficult topics. The most adept ultimately change opinions and win.

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STOP PITCHING THE PROGRAMS, START PITCHING THE MEANING

Nonprofit think tanks are dependent upon the generous support of donors to accomplish their mission. It can be very challenging for think tanks to identify, cultivate, and successfully pitch high-level donors —the type of donors who will invest in the think tank’s vision and provide the transformational gifts that could help cre...

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UPCOMING ATLAS NETWORK EVENTS

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Asia Liberty Forum 2018

Saturday-Sunday, February 10 - 11

Join us for Atlas Network's 2018 Asia Liberty Forum in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event is co-hosted by the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies.