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Patria y Vida: A Chance for Freedom in Cuba | Frank Zimmerman

AtlasNexus host Vale Sloane sits down with Frank Zimmerman of Federalismo y Libertad’s Latin American Center to discuss why Cubans are protesting now and why life has been difficult there for so long. Frank dispels the myth that Cubans suffer because of a U.S. “blockade,” explains the nationalization of shoeshine stands, and poi...

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Pandemic Populism and Authoritarianism Discussed at #EuropeLF21

COVID-19-induced international travel restrictions compelled Atlas Network to host each of its four Regional Liberty Forums on an online platform in 2021—all back-to-back during the same week in June. The week’s Europe event (#EuropeLF21) commenced with an insightful conversation on the pandemic-related restrictions devastating...

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Announcing the Certell Prize

Atlas Network is proud to announce its first digital distribution contest, powered by Certell and the Cato Institute. In collaboration with Atlas Network’s Center for Latin America, the contest was announced during the Latin American Regional Liberty Forum 2021 by Esteban González. For the next three months, associates and partn...

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Center for Latin America Statement on Repression in Nicaragua

Atlas Network’s Center for Latin America strongly condemns the Nicaraguan government's repressive actions against its critics, including the beating and imprisonment of presidential candidate Félix Maradiaga and economist Juan Sebastián Chamorro. As was widely reported by international media, including the Washington Post, Bloom...

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Changing Minds in Singapore | Bryan Cheang

Bryan Cheang is the founder and director of the Adam Smith center in Singapore, which aims to promote economic and political literacy. He is the author of "Liberalism Unveiled," a recent bestseller in Singapore.

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Is It Still Liberalism’s Hour In Latin America?

In April of last year, The Economist’s Bello column controversially proclaimed that it should be “Latin American liberalism´s hour.” Bello columnist Michael Reid meant a set of ideas emphasizing justice systems that check power and privilege; equality of opportunity before the law; tolerance instead of bigotry, and science inste...

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The State of Freedom in Australia | Daniel Wild

In this episode of AtlasNexus, host Vale Sloane is joined by his good friend, Daniel Wild. As the Director of Research at Australia's Institute of Public Affairs, Wild frequently appears in the Australian media, and he specializes in red tape, regulation, economic policy, the philosophy of free enterprise, and criminal justice....

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In Memoriam: Bob Chitester

The movement to advance human freedom and flourishing has lost one of its most effective communicators. Bob Chitester (1937-2021), a kind and gentle, persistent and persuasive advocate for liberty, has passed away after a seven-year battle with cancer.

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Pursuing the West Virginia Miracle | Garrett Ballengee

Garrett Ballengee was the first employee of the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy, a state-based think tank working to reverse decades of poor outcomes with the state's education system, to liberalize labor markets so workers can thrive, and much more. Hear how a small but tough team has punched above their weight to d...

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Cardinal Institute Increases Access to Education in West Virginia

West Virginia families have lacked access to tailored education options throughout the state’s history. In 2016, the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy identified these inequities in education and began conducting research and advocating for solutions that might bridge the gap between educational outcomes. These efforts...

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What If Lockdowns Went On …?

The second lockdown in Lithuania is no different from the first one: there are no clear principles for economic relief, individual groups are fighting for their own interests, and the government is forced to constantly alleviate the emerging effects of the quarantine. But what if lockdowns persisted? Would everything be the same...

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Announcing the “Africa Reimagined” Webinar Series

Since Africa’s population is projected to reach 26 percent of the world’s total population by 2050 (currently 17 percent), the continent will see an unprecedented need for jobs and access to both soft and hard infrastructures. This means that the next three decades will determine the continent’s trajectory toward prosperity. The...

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Libera Bolivia examines street fair that has lifted thousands from poverty

On March 10, 2021, our partners at LIBERA Bolivia presented an audiovisual production called Sabemos Vender Bien (We Know How to Sell Well) that presents the events of Feria 16 de Julio in El Alto, Bolivia, a huge street fair that has helped lift thousands of people out of poverty in recent decades by encouraging free market act...

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Restoring the rights of 6 million Ukrainians | Dmytro Lyvch

Dmytro Lyvch is project manager & head of analytics at EasyBusiness, a leading public policy advisory organization that works to build a better business-enabling climate in Ukraine. The free-market think tank grew out of work being done by advisors to the Economy Minister to use deregulation as a tool to stamp out corruption in...

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Influential Economic Freedom Audit Facilitated in Vietnam

One of Atlas Network’s Vietnamese partners, the Market Solutions Research Center for Social and Economic Issues (MASSEI), recently worked in conjunction with the National University of Economics and government officials from various agencies and ministries to conduct an Economic Freedom Audit that resulted in market-friendly pol...

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Economic Freedom Audit in Colombia receives widespread attention

The Instituto de Ciencia Política Hernán Echavarría (ICP), one of Atlas Network’s active partners in Latin America, organized an important online event on March 17 examining Colombia’s ranking within the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World Report (EFW) and opportunities for improvement. The event—sponsored by an Atl...

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Charting the Path to Economic Recovery | Kendall Cotton

The Frontier Institute was founded in 2020 and is already reshaping the economic landscape in Montana. Through their Montana Recovery Agenda, FI is working with the newly elected governor to ensure overregulation doesn’t stifle a strong economic recovery.

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How Nations Succeed: A Blueprint for Achieving National Prosperity

The Legatum Institute, an Atlas Network partner, published a new report, “How Nations Succeed,” offering a roadmap for achieving national prosperity in developing countries. The report highlights the necessity of strong institutions, an open economy, and investment in human capital in order to achieve long-term development.

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