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Institucíon Futuro Reports Show Voters the Costs of Big Government

Just in time to affect regional elections in May, Institucíon Futuro (IF), an Atlas Network partner based in Navarre, Spain, has published 7 reports that expose inefficient spending by the government. Navarre, one of Spain’s 17 autonomous communities, has suffered multiple economic casualties since Podemos, a populist party, and...

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Hungary’s Freedom Vlog Introduces Liberty via Social Media

Social media has revolutionized the news and communications world, and the Free Market Foundation (FMF), a Hungary-based Atlas Network partner, recently used this growing platform to educate youth about liberty on a large scale. FMF partnered with the Paradigm Institute to release Freedom Vlog, a series of short videos introduci...

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Don’t Tread on Happy Hour

Mingling with your coworkers while cracking open a cold one may be the best way to unwind after the grueling work day—especially if you notice an ad for a cheap afternoon special. Want a frosty mug for only three dollars? Happy hour. Four dollar margarita? Happy hour! Unless, of course, you happen to live in Virginia. These enti...

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Fundación Eléutera wins 2019 Latin America Liberty Award

Fundación Eléutera has won the 2019 Latin America Liberty Award for their work to strengthen the rule of law in Honduras through reforms to the nation’s tax code. The $7,000 prize is generously sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and Templeton Religion Trust and is part of Atlas Network's suite of Regional Liberty Awards....

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Estudiantes por la Libertad Wins 2019 Latin America Student Outreach Award

Estudiantes por la Libertad has been awarded the 2019 Award for Student Outreach in Latin America for hosting its inaugural Latin America LibertyCon which provided hundreds of young people from Central and South America intensive education about the power of free markets and the damaging results of big-government policies and eq...

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MEI’s “Free Market Series” Reaching Millions of Viewers on PBS

The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), an Atlas partner in Canada, collaborated with The World Show to launch The Free Market Series, a television show that is reaching millions of viewers on the PBS network. Each 30-minute episode features host Bob Scully (named PBS 2012 Person of the Year) and a guest intellectual; together Bo...

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Latin America Think Tank Shark Tank 2019 Contestants Announced

Atlas Network is excited to announce the finalists of this year’s Think Tank Shark Tank — Latin America competition, which is sponsored by the Smith Family Foundation and will be held during Latin America Liberty Forum from June 27-28 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Three professionals will pitch their projects to a panel...

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Atlas Network Takes Think Tank Training to the Land of Blue Skies

The challenge of operating a successful think tank was the focus of Atlas Network’s most recent in-person training seminar, which was held just before the Liberty International World Conference in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Eleven think tank professionals from 5 countries across Central Asia met in the land of eternal blue skies to...

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Pacific Legal Foundation wins 2019 North America Liberty Award

Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) has won the 2019 North America Liberty Award for their multi-year project, “Overturning the Unconstitutional Regulatory State in the U.S. Supreme Court,” which focuses on their efforts to advance strategic, precedent-setting litigation that ends judicial deference to regulatory overreach. The award...

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Merging Free Market Think Tanks: The Case of Libertad y Progreso

In the world of for-profit corporations, organizations can grow organically but they can also do so through mergers and acquisitions. Conversely, non-profit organizations typically do not have access to this latter path in order to fuel their growth. But this does not mean that the fundamental justifications for or potential ben...

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Worldwide Liberty Movement Unites in Sydney, Australia

With more than 500 people from around the world in attendance, the 7th annual Australian Libertarian Society Friedman Conference in Sydney was an exciting opportunity for pro-liberty activists to celebrate classical liberal ideas, spend time with fellow travelers engaged in policy change, and enjoy a few days in Australia’s most...

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Goldwater Institute Video Celebrates Styling Victory

By using storytelling techniques and practical tools gained through Atlas Network’s Lights, Camera, Liberty film workshop, Goldwater Institute's new video “Arizona Blow-Dry Bar Owner Untangles Red Tape” features compelling interviews that explain how, until very recently, massive barriers prevented many Arizonans from building c...

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Doing Development Differently: Dinesh | India

Sarojini Nagar Babu Market is one of the most popular shopping bazaars in New Delhi, with hundreds of vendors calling out to shoppers as they walk by. Everything you can think of is for sale—food, clothing, books, furniture. But if you're looking for a stylish bracelet, Dinesh Kumar Dixit might just be the man you need. For the...

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Doing Development Differently: Verónica | Peru

The high cost of maintaining a business in Peru is already burdensome, but for a woman owning a hardware store—a profession mostly dominated by men—Verónica knew that she would have to put in double the work in order to succeed. Still, she had a passion for her work. She knew her product from years of working in a hardware store...

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Doing Development Differently: Juana Manso | Argentina

At Juana Manso Elementary, a school in the Dock Sud neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, it’s a thrill to watch students use computers to explore new corners of the world—but easy access to technology wasn’t always an option. Computers were just too expensive for the school to afford, and so hardworking teachers were using o...

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IEA accepting essays for £50,000 Richard Koch Breakthrough Competition

The Institute for Economic Affairs in London is now accepting essays for the third annual Richard Koch Breakthrough Competition. A first-place prize of £50,000 GBP (about $64,000 USD) will be awarded to the best and boldest entry outlining a free-market “Breakthrough” policy “to give everyone in society, whatever their backgroun...

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