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WORLDWIDE FREEDOM
MOVEMENT

Atlas Network is a nonprofit organization connecting a global network of
more than 475 free-market organizations in over 90 countries to the
ideas and resources needed to advance the cause of liberty.

Atlas Network does not receive funds from any government or quasi-government institutions.
Since its founding and according to its bylaws, Atlas Network has relied solely on
voluntary gifts from those who cherish the principles of a free society.

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RENOWNED LAWYER WINS 2018 BRUNO LEONI PRIZE

The Istituto Bruno Leoni awarded the 2018 Bruno Leoni Prize to Canan Arin at their annual dinner in Milan. She won for her work fighting against the practice of child brides in Turkey. The Bruno Leoni Prize honors one person each year whose work has advanced the cause of individual liberty and free markets.

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ECONOMIC FREEDOM AUDIT CASE STUDIES: VENEZUELA

Venezuela was once the most prosperous country in Latin America. Much of this was due to economic freedom. In fact, in 1970 Venezuela had the highest level of economic freedom in Latin America, and 10th in the world, as ranked by the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) Index. The prosperity, however, led to il...

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MOST HELPS FACILITATE OPPORTUNITY IN KAZAKHSTAN

MOST Business Incubator has positively impacted economic growth through its efforts to create a market-driven venture capital system and to foster a positive business climate in the Republic of Kazakhstan. This work has been filled with challenges due to regulations in Kazakhstan’s tax code. Thanks to MOST, in December 2017 Kaza...

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WIN $2,000 IN THE INSTITUTO OMG’S RESEARCH CONTEST

The Instituto OMG, based in the Dominican Republic, is offering $2,000 to the first prize winner of its research contest on law and development in January of 2019. Instituto OMG was founded in 2008 to add value to society through education, specialization of human resources, and scientific research, all for the purpose of creati...

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ESSAY CONTEST SHOWS THE IMPORTANCE OF LIBERTY FOR EVERYONE

Frédéric Bastiat was a French economist and author during the 1800s. Bastiat spent his life promoting the ideas of individual rights, and limited government. His work continues to impact the liberty movement around the world, most recently through the Bastiat Essay Contest — sponsored by Libre Afrique. Libre Afrique works in the...

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CELEBRATING LIVES CHANGED THROUGH CRIMINAL JUSTICE

On Dec. 4, Atlas Network hosted Robert Alt, president, and chief executive officer of the Buckeye Institute, for a Global Policy Perspectives event and Holiday Party in New York City. The Buckeye Institute has done great work on criminal justice reform in Ohio. This work made it the winner of Atlas Network’s 2018 North American...

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PUTTING A FACE TO PROPERTY TAXES IN ILLINOIS

Property taxes, unfunded pensions, corruption, and poverty, the question for residents of Harvey, Ill., isn’t about which one to address, rather which one to address first. The Illinois Policy Institute is putting a human face to this problem through the project: Forgotten Illinois Property Taxes.

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ENDING PRICE FIXING OF RICE IN COSTA RICA

La Asociación de Consumidores Libres de Costa Rica (Association of Free Consumers, or ACL) was created to defend the right of consumers to free choice and the right to trade. As part of its work, ACL works to deliver low prices to consumers — prices that in the past have been subject to the whims of rent-seeking and policymakers...

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FORGING NEW SOLUTIONS WITH BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

In Honduras, Atlas Network partner Fundación Eléutera hosted an international gathering of technology experts, scholars, and other innovators working on a variety of blockchain solutions designed to integrate large portions of the informal economy into the formal sector.

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ECONOMIC FREEDOM AUDIT SERIES CASE STUDY: EGYPT

The tumultuous social environment in Egypt presents an opportunity for change, but it also creates a lot of noise to filter through. Seeing that a problem exists is a cursory first step; grasping the nuance of reality in a way that translates to affecting progress is the real key. While ECPPS’ broad goal is to improve society, t...

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SINGAPOREANS IMAGINE THE FUTURE AT INAUGURAL CONFERENCE

The Adam Smith Center in Singapore held its first Imagine Conference, celebrating the ideas of free markets in a country where free expression is often endangered. This year’s theme was the “Future of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Progress.” The conference explored “the big ideas that will shape our future” including the imp...

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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES…

Thank you for making this year’s Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner Atlas Network’s largest ever! In total, over 480 partners, sponsors, and allies representing 55 countries participated in Liberty Forum, which brings together worldwide freedom champions to exchange ideas and share strategies. Additionally, over 700 individuals...

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GIBBS FELLOWS SHINE AT THINK TANK MBA

Prior to Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner 2018, 21 individuals from 18 countries gathered together for Think Tank MBA (TTMBA). Participants learned valuable skills in strategic planning, sharpened leadership skills, and honed fundraising abilities. Among these 21 individuals were three Gibbs Fellows, whose attendance was sponsor...

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RAINBOW@ATLAS FUND ANNOUNCED

Atlas Network is proud to announce the creation of Rainbow@Atlas, a special fund dedicated to the principles of inclusivity, tolerance, and diversity. We believe that no one should ever be excluded from participating in the benefits of liberty on the basis of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Rainbow@Atla...

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CLASSICAL LIBERAL ANTHOLOGY OF 17 TEXTS PUBLISHED INTO FRENCH

Students for Liberty France has recently published an anthology of classical liberalism that compiles 17 texts, each of them with an accompanying foreword by a scholar. All the texts are in French and most of them are written by French writers such as Benjamin Constant, Frédéric Bastiat, and Émile-Auguste Chartier (commonly know...

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SELFIE JOURNALISM SPREADS ACROSS SERBIA

In May 2018, the Center for Anti-Authoritarian Studies (CAAS) in Serbia was pronounced the winner of this year’s Think Tank Shark Tank competition in Copenhagen; now, a few months later, they are seeing the payoff. The Selfie Citizen Journalism Project, for which CAAS won the competition, aims to create an “academy” of citizen j...

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UPCOMING ATLAS NETWORK EVENTS

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Lights, Camera, Liberty

Thursday-Sunday, March 21 - 24

The Lights, Camera, Liberty workshop is a highly interactive storytelling, messaging, and video production workshop held in partnership with Taliesin Nexus.