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Atlas Network is a nonprofit organization connecting a global network of
more than 475 free-market organizations in over 90 countries to the
ideas and resources needed to advance the cause of liberty.

Atlas Network does not receive funds from any government or quasi-government institutions.
Since its founding and according to its bylaws, Atlas Network has relied solely on
voluntary gifts from those who cherish the principles of a free society.

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BOOK TRANSLATIONS SPREAD THE IDEAS OF LIBERTY TO THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

Estudiantes por la Libertad (EsLibertad) has distributed over 1,000 copies of After the Welfare State and Peace, Love, Liberty — edited by Atlas Network executive vice president for international programs and George M. Yeager Chair for Advancing Liberty, Dr. Tom Palmer — throughout Latin America in order to promote the ideas of...

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MANNKAL PROGRAM ANNOUNCES UPDATE FOR 2019

The Mannkal Foundation launched in 1997, and since the founding, has sponsored roughly 300 Perth university students to attend conferences and participate in internships. These sponsorships were awarded on a competitive basis in order to focus attention to develop future leaders in the global liberty movement.

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CENTRE FOR CIVIL SOCIETY WORKS TO ESTABLISH APPEAL FOR REPEAL LAW DAY

India is the largest democracy in the world. With an increasing population comes the need for more development and freedom. However, outdated and redundant laws stand in the way of such development. Contradictory language and information makes it difficult for an ordinary citizen to access and comprehend legal information with e...

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THE HUMAN FREEDOM INDEX PROVIDES A SNAPSHOT OF GLOBAL LIBERTY

As a new year begins, it is important to pause and take a look at the state of global liberty. The Human Freedom Index makes it possible to do just that. Through a holistic range of categories, the Human Freedom Index measures aspects of human freedom including the size of government, freedom of movement, identity, and relations...

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LFMI RELEASES STUDIES ON EMPLOYMENT FLEXIBILITY, ‘SHADOW ECONOMY’

The Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI) recently released two studies about the power of free market capitalism in the Baltics and beyond. The first study ranks the employment flexibility of select Baltic, Central, and Eastern European countries. The second examines the nature of illegal trade (also known as “shadow economie...

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FIRE PROTECTS THE FREE SPEECH RIGHTS OF 150,000 STUDENTS

The Philadelphia-based Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) — an Atlas Network partner — successfully defended the First Amendment in a recent case. This represents a win for 150,000 students attending Los Angeles Pierce College of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). A student, Kevin Shaw, brought...

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INSIDE THE BATTLE ON THE RETAILER TAX IN SLOVAKIA

The tax policy public discussion in Slovakia has been overwhelmed by a single topic during the last three months – the retailer tax. After a presidential veto, the law was voted on again in the national parliament and passed with a narrow margin of 78 in favor (out of 76 needed).

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PROPERTY RIGHTS VS. EXPROPRIATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

All property is under threat in South Africa, as “EWC,” Expropriation without Compensation, is under consideration. The Free Market Foundation, an Atlas Network partner, convened a high profile conference in Johannesburg Nov. 20 to explain the dangers to the public and to form strategies to combat it.

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REPORT PROVIDES A PATH FORWARD FOR INDONESIA

Economic Freedom — the ability to own property and trade freely — is a key component of prosperity. This is demonstrated by the Economic Freedom of the World Report, the Index of Economic Freedom, and the Ease of Doing Business Report. These rankings provide an image of the status of economic policy within the country. However,...

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RENOWNED LAWYER WINS 2018 BRUNO LEONI PRIZE

The Istituto Bruno Leoni awarded the 2018 Bruno Leoni Prize to Canan Arin at their annual dinner in Milan. She won for her work fighting against the practice of child brides in Turkey. The Bruno Leoni Prize honors one person each year whose work has advanced the cause of individual liberty and free markets.

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ECONOMIC FREEDOM AUDIT CASE STUDIES: VENEZUELA

Venezuela was once the most prosperous country in Latin America. Much of this was due to economic freedom. In fact, in 1970 Venezuela had the highest level of economic freedom in Latin America, and 10th in the world, as ranked by the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) Index. The prosperity, however, led to il...

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MOST HELPS FACILITATE OPPORTUNITY IN KAZAKHSTAN

MOST Business Incubator has positively impacted economic growth through its efforts to create a market-driven venture capital system and to foster a positive business climate in the Republic of Kazakhstan. This work has been filled with challenges due to regulations in Kazakhstan’s tax code. Thanks to MOST, in December 2017 Kaza...

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WIN $2,000 IN THE INSTITUTO OMG’S RESEARCH CONTEST

The Instituto OMG, based in the Dominican Republic, is offering $2,000 to the first prize winner of its research contest on law and development in January of 2019. Instituto OMG was founded in 2008 to add value to society through education, specialization of human resources, and scientific research, all for the purpose of creati...

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ESSAY CONTEST SHOWS THE IMPORTANCE OF LIBERTY FOR EVERYONE

Frédéric Bastiat was a French economist and author during the 1800s. Bastiat spent his life promoting the ideas of individual rights, and limited government. His work continues to impact the liberty movement around the world, most recently through the Bastiat Essay Contest — sponsored by Libre Afrique. Libre Afrique works in the...

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CELEBRATING LIVES CHANGED THROUGH CRIMINAL JUSTICE

On Dec. 4, Atlas Network hosted Robert Alt, president, and chief executive officer of the Buckeye Institute, for a Global Policy Perspectives event and Holiday Party in New York City. The Buckeye Institute has done great work on criminal justice reform in Ohio. This work made it the winner of Atlas Network’s 2018 North American...

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PUTTING A FACE TO PROPERTY TAXES IN ILLINOIS

Property taxes, unfunded pensions, corruption, and poverty, the question for residents of Harvey, Ill., isn’t about which one to address, rather which one to address first. The Illinois Policy Institute is putting a human face to this problem through the project: Forgotten Illinois Property Taxes.

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ENDING PRICE FIXING OF RICE IN COSTA RICA

La Asociación de Consumidores Libres de Costa Rica (Association of Free Consumers, or ACL) was created to defend the right of consumers to free choice and the right to trade. As part of its work, ACL works to deliver low prices to consumers — prices that in the past have been subject to the whims of rent-seeking and policymakers...

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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.