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The Female Exile Spotlights the Brutality of Life In Socialist Venezuela

“The struggle of a few is worth the future of all,” said Neomar Lander, shortly before he was shot to death by government soldiers on a Caracas corner. The unarmed 17-year-old was protesting against the repressive Maduro government, joining thousands who were calling for general elections and freedom for jailed opposition activi...

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Sixth Annual Freedom Conference in Jaffa Port Draws Over 500 Attendees

“Do we have any capitalists in the audience?” asked Jonathan Hoenig, the keynote speaker at the sixth annual FreedomCon Israel, which was hosted in April by Israeli Freedom Movement and the Ayn Rand Center Israel. The conference has become a staple for the liberty movement in Israel, bringing together ministers, MKs of the Israe...

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Free Market Humanitarianism: A Primer

Young people around the world today are gravitating to socialist ideas. This isn’t a big secret, and is widely reported by numerous publications and channels. Of course, what they are attracted to isn’t Maoist-Stalinist state socialism (at least that’s what they say); rather, they embrace a constellation of ideas that focus on e...

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INESS Works to Revive Economic Education in Slovakia

Institute of Economics and Social Studies (INESS), an Atlas Network partner based in Bratislava, Slovakia recently wrapped up their second Economics Olympiad. Since 2017, INESS has been running this tournament, which tests the economic knowledge of high school students. At the end of the academic year, contestants from all over...

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Bulgarian Libertarian Society Video Celebrates Tax Freedom Day

Tax Freedom Day is celebrated annually by the Bulgarian Libertarian Society and the Institute for Market Economics—two Bulgarian-based Atlas Network partners. Since 2017, they organize a public festival that popularizes the day when Bulgarians stop working for the government and begin working for themselves—this year, it landed...

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Atlas Network Helps FIRE Achieve 33 Policy Wins

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has led the fight for free speech on college campuses since the organization was founded in 1999. Atlas Network recently provided a $5,000 grant in support of their Individual Rights Defense Program (IRDP), which provides assistance to individual students, professors, and...

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What Trump’s Foreign Aid Fight Can Teach Us

Last week Trump backed down from his controversial threat to cut billions in unused foreign aid funding. The news, no doubt, came as a huge relief to the more than 90 aid organizations that had joined together to urge him to reconsider. Sam Worthington, president, and CEO of InterAction, an alliance of more than 180 internationa...

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Kutiyote wins the 2019 Think Tank Shark Tank Prize

John Mustapha Kutiyote of Students’ Organization for Liberty and Entrepreneurship (SOLE) is the winner of the 2019 Think Tank Shark Tank for his pitch to end cultural discrimination that takes private property rights away from women in South Sudan. The $5,000 prize will be spent on an awareness campaign that includes special wor...

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Africa Think Tank Shark Tank Contestants Announced

Atlas Network announces the finalists in the 2019 Think Tank Shark Tank-Africa competition, which will be held during Africa Liberty Forum in Nairobi, Kenya. Three think tank professionals will pitch their projects to a panel of judges, showcasing some of the region’s most exciting new liberty-advancing projects. The competition...

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New Econ Textbook Brings the Free Market to Ukrainian Classrooms

For decades, Ukrainian students have learned about economics from outdated Soviet textbooks that celebrated the worst of collectivism and centralized planning. Ukraine is one of the poorest countries in Europe, and new textbooks are out of reach for most schools. But Bendukidze Free Market Center (BFMC), an Kyiv-based Atlas Netw...

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The Opportunities and Barriers to Free Trade in Europe

As the new European Parliament has been elected—and the new European Commission are set to take their seats in November—it is an ideal time to look at where the free trade opportunities exist in Europe and where more needs to be done. The European Union (EU) represents the largest economy in the world at USD 20 trillion, and its...

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Econintech Works in Venezuela for a Free-Market Generation

Venezuela’s current economic and humanitarian crisis is internationally recognized, but it is just the latest symptom of a much larger problem: a citizenry that doesn’t understand what true free markets actually look like. Econintech, an Atlas Network partner based in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, is educating the public about the ne...

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How Can a Think Tank Help the Country’s Development?

For a country to become a considerable economic power and to influence the political agenda worldwide, it is necessary to invest in the educational standard and the living standard of its citizens. The most important thing, however, is to use the brightest minds to its advantage, so that it can make the right decisions at the ri...

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Liberty Sparks Hosts Learning Week in Tanzania

During the week of June 25-29, a group of young African scholars gathered in Tanzania to gain a deeper understanding of liberty with Tanzania-based Atlas Network partner Liberty Sparks. Learning Week featured five events which focused on rule of law, individual rights, limited government, and the free market.

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