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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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APPLICATIONS FOR ‘PROJECT ARIZONA 2019’ NOW OPEN

Wedding political theory and practice is no easy task, especially for those from countries unfamiliar with the tradition of liberty. Fortunately, two Atlas Network partners, Language of Liberty Institute (LLI) and Freedom and Entrepreneurship Foundation (FEF) have successfully united the two through Project Arizona (PA).

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INSTITUTE FOR SPENDING REFORM TARGETS WASTEFUL PENTAGON SPENDING

For many in the United States, whether they be liberal interventionists or conservative defense hawks, military spending cuts are radical and fall far outside of the Overton window. In 2017, the total military expenditure by the U.S. was $610 billion, the largest in the world. The Institute for Spending Reform (ISR), an Atlas Ne...

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NEARLY 700 ATTEND THE SECOND-EVER FEECON

The inspiration, organization, and discussion necessary for a global freedom movement require a vibrant, active community. The inspiration, organization, and discussion necessary for a global freedom movement require a vibrant, active community. Atlas Network partner Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) hosted yet another suc...

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LITHUANIAN REFORMS LOWER TAX BURDEN FOR 1.3 MILLION

In late June, the Lithuanian parliament consolidated the tax base for the country’s social security contributions and reduced the contribution rate. This reform was a part of the Lithuanian Free Market Institute’s (LFMI) project within Atlas Network’s Leveraging Indices for Free Enterprise Policy Reform, or LIFE, program. The re...

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VILNIUS SFL DISCUSSES DRUG POLICY IN LITHUANIA

After the 2017 election in Lithuania, the country saw an increased crackdown on the use of drugs. Being caught with a small amount of marijuana among friends can lead to a distribution charge and 2–8 years of imprisonment. Vilnius Students for Liberty (Vilnius SFL), is looking to change public opinion concerning Lithuania’s drug...

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TAXPAYERS PROTECTION ALLIANCE SEEKS SUPPORT FOR IGOWATCH

Many Atlas Network partners fight bureaucracies at home, but few target the international bureaucratic machine. The Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) has recently launched International Governmental Organization (IGO) Watch, a coalition of pro-liberty non-profit groups demanding more accountability and transparency from global...

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LIBERTAD Y DESAROLLO DISCUSSES IMMIGRATION IN CHILE

Nearly one million immigrants live in Chile, making up almost 5.5 percent of the country’s population. Chile's immigration laws, most of which were passed in 1975, are struggling to keep up. To help ease the situation, Libertad y Desarollo (LyD, Freedom and Development), an Atlas Network partner based in Santiago, is advocating...

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LIBEK’S SEVENTH PUBLIC POLICY ACADEMY CLASS GRADUATES

Serbia, like many European countries, is plagued by economic misconceptions espoused by populists. Several Atlas Network partners are confronting illiberalism throughout Europe, and on June 16, Libertarian Club Libek — a partner based in Belgrade, Serbia — celebrated the graduation of 21 students from its two-semester-long Publi...

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FIRE SURVEY REVEALS STUDENT SUPPORT FOR DUE PROCESS

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), an Atlas Network partner, has released a new survey, “Proceeding Accordingly: What Students Think about Due Process on Campus". This new survey brings to light students’ overwhelming support for due process.

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BECKET FUND AWARDS 2018 CANTERBURY MEDAL TO RABBI DR. MEIR SOLOVEICHIK

The Becket Fund named Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik the 2018 recipient of the Canterbury Medal, its highest honor for religious liberty. Becket, an Atlas Network partner, is a non-profit, public interest legal and educational institution that defends the free expression of all religious traditions. Over 550 people celebrated Rabbi...

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JANUS V. AFSCME DECISION ENDS COMPELLED UNION DUES FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Today the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Janus v. American Federation of State, Country, and Municipal Employees, Council 31 (AFSCME) that non-union workers cannot be forced to pay fees to public sector unions. Almost 5.5 million workers across 22 states are now free to choose whether to pay union fees. This landmark case some spect...

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INESS SEEKING INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS TO EXPAND INDEX

Business owners in Slovakia spend 164 hours annually navigating the country’s daunting regulatory web. That number comes from the Institute of Economic and Social Studies’s (INESS) latest Bureaucracy Index. Since its start in 2006, INESS has advocated for more economic competition in Slovakia. For years, this Atlas Network partn...

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GETTING BEYOND THE NONPROFIT PLATEAU: START WITH A TEAM PERFORMANCE TUNE-UP

Good teams can hit a wall. Despite talented people and no shortage of hard work, sometimes the rate at which results have been eclipsing previous benchmarks starts to slow down. Sound familiar? I’m talking about the puzzling plateau that frustrates not because anything is really going wrong. It’s because the level of success has...

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13,000 COSTA RICANS SAY NO TO LUXURY PENSION SYSTEMS

More than one million Costa Ricans — almost 20 percent of the country’s population — live in poverty while almost ten thousand receive “luxury pensions.” According to Atlas Network partner Instituto de Desarrollo Empresarial y Accion Social (the Institute of Business Development and Social Action, or IDEAS), a group of pensioner...

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CEPOS’ LATEST STUDY CHALLENGES THE STATUS QUO ON INEQUALITY

Claims that increases in wealth benefit only those at the top and have a negligible impact on the lower rungs of the economic ladder are driving the discussion on inequality. However, a recent study by the Danish Center for Political Studies (CEPOS) shows that this position is partly the result of a faulty framework.

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