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more than 475 free-market organizations in over 90 countries to the
ideas and resources needed to advance the cause of liberty.

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VENEZUELA’S CONTINUING NIGHTMARE

The headlines paint a grim picture of Venezuela. Rule of law is virtually absent; private businesses are routinely seized; hyperinflation cripples everyday commerce; and so many people are fleeing the country that it has created Latin America’s largest exodus ever. But there are a pair of Atlas Network partners still standing fo...

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REASONTV AND GLORIA ÁLVAREZ EXPLORE ‘HOW SOCIALISM FAILS EVERY TIME’

Former news anchor John Stossel has partnered with ReasonTV (a project of Atlas Network partner Reason Foundation) and renowned Guatemalan libertarian radio host and author Gloria Álvarez to create a new video explaining democratic socialism and separating truth from fiction. With clever graphics, well-placed interviews, and hig...

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VICTORY DEFENDING TERM LIMITS IN SANTA FE, ARGENTINA

Constitutions that hold governments accountable to their people are vital to the defense of liberty in society. The constitution of the Argentinian province of Sante Fe maintains this accountability through rigid term limits. These are fundamental to the rule of law in Santa Fe because they serve as a stallwork against the centr...

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DO YOU KNOW WHY YOUR WORK MATTERS?

Why does your work matter? That is the question that 29 professionals sought to answer through the day long training: Three-Stack Approach to Marketing and Messaging Policy Research. This training was part of a pre-session held before the State Policy Network’s annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah from Oct. 8-12. During this t...

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ISRAELI FREEDOM MOVEMENT PROJECT RECOGNIZED AT G10 SUMMIT

As a result of her leadership in the Freedom Index Project — a tool developed by the Israeli Freedom Movement (IFM) — Knesset (Israeli legislature) Member Sharren Haskel addressed German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other world leaders during the last week of September at the 2018 Group of 10 (G10) conference in Berlin. MK Haske...

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SPREADING LIBERTY ONE BEER AT A TIME

Free the People is using movies and beer communicate the ideas of freedom. The new film, "Beer Is Freedom: When Hops Cross Borders" tells the journey of how two brewers across the globe worked together in order to create a joint microbrew called Flying Dogma.

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REMEMBRANCE OF HOLODOMOR TRAGEDY REMINDS OF THE DANGERS OF TOTALITARIANISM

Totalitarian systems unleashed catastrophic proportions of death and destruction in the 20th century. Communism alone has killed an estimated 100 million people since the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917. Fascist regimes also killed tens of millions. In memory of all these victims, the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin...

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REMEMBERING BASIL FISHER

Today (October 8th) would have been the birthday of Basil Fisher, the younger brother of the IEA’s founder, Sir Antony Fisher. Though few remember Basil Fisher today, his life (and death) have made a lasting impact.

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THE JONES ACT IS COSTLY, HARMFUL, AND DANGEROUS

A little known law is costing Americans more than they know. The Merchant Marine Act of 1920 — also known as the Jones Act — has been inflicting costs on Americans for almost 100 years. Three Atlas Network partners — the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, the Cato Institute and the Mercatus Center — are working to inform citizens...

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INSPIRING MINDS FOR LIBERTY IN MONGOLIA

One of the most difficult tasks for the liberty movement today is persuading others of the value of free markets and free people. Even the best ideas cannot lead to greater freedom and prosperity unless others can be convinced of the value of those ideas. In Mongolia, the Silk Road Foundation uses its Free Market Academy (FMA) t...

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DEADLINE IS APPROACHING FOR LIGHTS, CAMERA, LIBERTY 2019

A common weakness of public policy oriented groups is that they focus mostly on the development and publication of research, with no accompanying emphasis on bringing the meaning of that research to a wider audience. Stories have always been the most effective way to communicate messages. Think tanks need to understand how to t...

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SRI LANKA LOWERS ITS TAX ON WOMEN

For poor women in Sri Lanka affording their monthly requirements of sanitary napkins is a struggle due to the high costs imposed by excessive taxes. The group Advocata Institute has succeeded in making these necessities more affordable by ending the 30 percent import tariff on these products.

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FOR FIRST TIME, CITIZENS PARTICIPATE IN EGYPT’S BUDGETING PROCESS

Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies has been named a finalist for Atlas Network’s 2018 Templeton Freedom Award. After the dust settled following the Arab Spring in 2011, Egypt’s score fell dramatically on the Open Budget Index, which measures government transparency and citizen engagement in the budget-making process. Seek...

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CROATIAN PROPERTY TAX HANDILY DEFEATED, MORE CITIZENS GET TO STAY IN HOMES

Lipa Taxpayers Association has been named a finalist for Atlas Network’s 2018 Templeton Freedom Award. With Croatia’s population declining for decades, its government ought to pursue policies that encourage growth. Instead, it pursued a policy that threatened to further push Croatians out with the 2017 passage of a tax on privat...

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OHIO THINK TANK LEADS THE WAY ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

The Buckeye Institute has been named a finalist for Atlas Network’s 2018 Templeton Freedom Award. Too often, lives are defined by a single mistake. This is a story about human compassion, redemption, and commonsense solutions to complex public policy issues. It is a story about changing outdated, unjust, and arbitrary laws at th...

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GREEKS ARE BURDENED BY TAXES, CAN SOUVLAKI SAVE THEM?

Greeks love their souvlaki, but they’re paying more than they know. The hidden ingredient? Value added taxes, or VAT. The Greek Liberties Monitor’s (GLM) Souvlaki project is using social media, videos, memes, and real businesses to show the burdens of Greek’s tax system. The name for the project comes from the Greek dish souvla...

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COMMON SENSE ECONOMICS TRANSLATED INTO NEPALI

In Nepal, translations of authoritarian, socialist works by Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Mao Zedong, and others are widely available, but books that promote liberty and free markets are virtually non-existent. The Nepal Prosperity Institute (NPI) is working to fix this by translating pro-market books into the local Nepali langua...

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THE STORY OF SWEDEN IS ABOUT MARKETS, NOT SOCIALISM

For years, Free to Choose Network has brought the importance of individual, economic, and political freedom to a mainstream audience through film. The renowned Swedish economist Johan Norberg's most recent film is Sweden: Lessons for America: A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg, which debuted on public television a few weeks...

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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.