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Africa Think Tank Shark Tank Contestants Announced

Atlas Network announces the finalists in the 2019 Think Tank Shark Tank-Africa competition, which will be held during Africa Liberty Forum in Nairobi, Kenya. Three think tank professionals will pitch their projects to a panel of judges, showcasing some of the region’s most exciting new liberty-advancing projects. The competition...

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New Econ Textbook Brings the Free Market to Ukrainian Classrooms

For decades, Ukrainian students have learned about economics from outdated Soviet textbooks that celebrated the worst of collectivism and centralized planning. Ukraine is one of the poorest countries in Europe, and new textbooks are out of reach for most schools. But Bendukidze Free Market Center (BFMC), an Kyiv-based Atlas Netw...

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The Opportunities and Barriers to Free Trade in Europe

As the new European Parliament has been elected—and the new European Commission are set to take their seats in November—it is an ideal time to look at where the free trade opportunities exist in Europe and where more needs to be done. The European Union (EU) represents the largest economy in the world at USD 20 trillion, and its...

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Econintech Works in Venezuela for a Free-Market Generation

Venezuela’s current economic and humanitarian crisis is internationally recognized, but it is just the latest symptom of a much larger problem: a citizenry that doesn’t understand what true free markets actually look like. Econintech, an Atlas Network partner based in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, is educating the public about the ne...

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How Can a Think Tank Help the Country’s Development?

For a country to become a considerable economic power and to influence the political agenda worldwide, it is necessary to invest in the educational standard and the living standard of its citizens. The most important thing, however, is to use the brightest minds to its advantage, so that it can make the right decisions at the ri...

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Liberty Sparks Hosts Learning Week in Tanzania

During the week of June 25-29, a group of young African scholars gathered in Tanzania to gain a deeper understanding of liberty with Tanzania-based Atlas Network partner Liberty Sparks. Learning Week featured five events which focused on rule of law, individual rights, limited government, and the free market.

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CEDICE Futuro Champions a Fourth Industrial Revolution

One of the ways that Venezuela’s government has responded to the country’s economic crisis has been to prevent imports, but Centro de Divulgación del Conocimiento Económico para la Libertad (CEDICE), a Venezuela-based Atlas Network partner, has introduced a new program called CEDICE Futuro that advocates innovative technologies....

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New Law Removes Barriers for Businesses in Uruguay

A new entrepreneurship law, supported by Atlas Network partner Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo (CED), received approval this year from the Chamber of Deputies in Uruguay. The law reduces high costs and the long bureaucratic process involved in starting a business, both of which have prevented entrepreneurs from entering th...

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Brexit and the Freedom Movement

On June 23, 2016, Britons from all over the United Kingdom flocked to the polls to vote on leaving the European Community—what Peter Wilding, the chairman of think tank British Influence, jokingly dubbed“Brexit.” Over 33.5 million Brits cast their ballots, equal to around 72 percent of the eligible voting electorate. In the thre...

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Has Greece Found the Formula For Defeating Populism?

In a new op-ed for the Washington Post, Aristides N. Hatzis, the director of research for KEFiM (Center for Liberal Studies), an Atlas Network partner based in Athens, explains how Greece may have found the formula for defeating populism. "Kyriakos Mitsotakis managed to achieve, almost single-handedly, the first major victory ag...

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Smith Fellow Spotlight: Aneta Vainė

A recent alumna of the Smith Fellowship, Aneta Vainė, vice president of Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI), spoke with Atlas Network about her history in the global freedom movement, how Atlas Network has helped LFMI in its work to advance liberty in Lithuania, and what participating in the Smith Fellowship has meant for he...

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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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