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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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Case study: An Appendix

In Argentina, one case of a merger success is the Libertad y Progreso Foundation (L&P). This organization emerged in May 2011 as a result of the merger of three others: 1) Republican Forum led by Agustín Etchebarne, 2) Market Research Center of Argentina (CIIMA, for its Spanish initials) led by Aldo Abram, and 3) Center for Futu...

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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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Epicenter Exposes European Nanny State

Sin taxes, which are levied on items considered undesirable or harmful, such as alcohol or tobacco products, and have become increasingly popular worldwide. In their newly released Nanny State Index, European Policy Information Center (EPICENTER), an Atlas Network partner in Belgium, argues that sin taxes are frivolous and count...

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Think Tank CEOs Discuss Populism in the Shadow of the Parthenon

Just days before the start of Atlas Network’s 2019 Europe Liberty Forum, a group of Think Tank CEOs from across the United States and Europe gathered in Athens, Greece to discuss populism and organizational change. Each prepared by reading and watching a range of materials including Timbro’s Authoritarian Populism Index, a ficti...

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Nataliya Melnyk wins 2019 Think Tank Shark Tank Europe competition

Nataliya Melnyk of Bendukidze Free Market Center has won the 2019 Think Tank Shark Tank—Europe competition for her pitch to create an educational course for middle school students. Generously sponsored by the Smith Family Foundation, the regional Think Tank Shark Tank competitions award $10,000 in seed funding to the winner.

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Association Multi Wins the 2019 Award for Student Outreach in Europe

Association Multi (Multi) has been awarded the 2019 Award for Student Outreach in Europe for “Education for Students and Young Leaders,” a lecture series on contemporary topics such as cryptocurrencies, behavioral economics, and marijuana legalization. As a result of Multi’s work, classical liberal ideas have been growing in Bos...

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ATLAS NETWORK PROUD TO ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF CENTER FOR AFRICAN PROSPERITY

[ARLINGTON, VA – MAY 1, 2019] Atlas Network is delighted to announce the Center for African Prosperity, a new opportunity to focus on the role that free markets, property rights, and the rule of law have in creating the conditions for people to thrive in the region. Under the direction of internationally-recognized business entr...

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