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As our partners and friends around the world cope with the evolving health and safety challenges related to the spread of COVID-19, Atlas Network's core values of freedom, prosperity, and peace are more necessary than ever. For the latest information of how our 2020 conferences and educational programming will be affected, please click here.



A new educational framework for Greek private schools

KEFiM, an Atlas Network partner, helped pass a landmark bill that drastically increases the autonomy of private schools in Greece. The bill included many of the recommendations in KEFiM’s Greece 2021 Agenda, including increased academic freedom, the ability to offer unique and innovative services, and the ability for schools to...


The Cost of Protectionism on Farmers in India

India’s state and central government’s COVID-19 relief efforts have provided farmers with funds to maintain stable livelihoods during the current health and financial crisis. However, India’s Centre for Civil Society (CCS) argues that India’s policy approach towards the COVID-19 crisis, while well-intended, has been proven to co...


Imported American cars will now be cheaper in Ukraine

American cars will be cheaper in Ukraine thanks in part to the work of the Center for Social and Economic Research Ukraine (CASE). CASE, an Atlas Network partner, published a research report in response to a new tax proposal that was to be levied on American imported cars. The report countered the “support for domestic producers...


Colorado side-steps the public option

State legislators in Colorado have been crafting House Bill 1349 for several years. It was designed to create a state-based public healthcare option for Coloradans, similar to that of New York. Thanks in part to the Common Sense Institute (CSI), an Atlas Network partner, the bill was defeated.


The Role and Future of Women in the liberty movement—Part 2

Casey Pifer, Director of Institute Relations at Atlas Network, hosts part two of Atlas Network's two-part series on the role and future of women in the liberty movement. Casey is joined by three very inspirational women in the worldwide liberty movement including: Aneetha Warusavitarana: Research Manager for the Advocata Institu...


Can we escape the “dark days of freedom?”—Mark Littlewood

Mark Littlewood, Director General of the Institute for Economic Affairs discusses the role of national governments during COVID-19. Are we living in the "dark days of freedom", as Littlewood commented during his breakout session in #LFFD20? Tune in to hear how protectionist policies as a response to COVID-19 are stripping away i...


Let good Samaritans serve Arkansas

Policymakers in Arkansas have advanced a measure that would recognize medical licenses from out-of-state. The Arkansas Policy Foundation, an Atlas Network partner, highlighted the strain that COVID-19 has put on the medical sector in their state, leading to a shortage of supplies and services. Greg Kaza, executive director at th...


A shift in Indian regulation

The Centre for Civil Society (CCS) in New Delhi produced the Quality of Regulation (QR) report in 2019 to put India on a more sophisticated path of lawmaking. In 2020, the team applied the QR report to review existing laws and regulations that affect the ease of doing business.


Exposing state governments’ hidden debts—Sheila Weinberg

For years, elected state officals hid their states' pension and retiree healthcare debt from taxpayers for political gain. Sheila Weinberg, founder and CEO of Truth in Accounting, exposes bad accounting practices used by state politicians to hide massive amounts of debt in an effort to get re-elected. Truth in Accounting works t...


Spanish City to Keep Following Fundalib’s Advice

2020 Europe Liberty Award winner, Fundación para el Avance de la Libertad (Fundalib), continues to see city-governments in Spain heed the warnings of their Índice de Libertad Económica de las Ciudades Españolas (Index on the Economic Freedom of Spain’s Cities). The index examines municipal data that impacts the economic freedom...


Building a think tank from the ground up - John Mozena

"If not me then who?" John Mozena, president of the Center for Economic Accountability (CEA), shares his entrepreneurial journey of starting his own think tank. Mozena discusses the honest truths behind building a think tank from the ground up. By utilizing Atlas Network's Leadership Academy and surrounding himself with a commun...


Not your grandfather’s zoom conference: #LFFD20

The realities of the COVID-19 pandemic required Atlas Network to pivot to a suite of virtual Regional Liberty Forums in 2020, but nothing compared to the most-attended Atlas Network event of the year—the 2020 Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner online—which brought together think tank leaders, supporters, and academics from around th...


Center for Indonesian Policy Studies wins 2020 Templeton Freedom Award

The Center for Indonesian Policy Studies has won Atlas Network’s 2020 Templeton Freedom Award for their work to remove harmful trade barriers in Indonesia's food sector, liberating billions of dollars in international commerce and potentially transforming the country’s protectionist outlook on trade. The award, which carries a p...


Roxana Nicula wins the 2020 Think Tank Shark Tank Competition

Roxana Nicula of Fundación para el Avance de la Libertad (Fundalib) in Spain has been named the winner of the 2020 Think Tank Shark Tank Award! Spain has the highest self-employment tax in the European Union. This excessively high tax has contributed to a youth unemployment rate over 40 percent. Anyone who is self-employed must...