STRENGTHENING THE
WORLDWIDE FREEDOM
MOVEMENT

Atlas Network is a nonprofit organization connecting a global network of
more than 450 free-market organizations in over 90 countries to the
ideas and resources needed to advance the cause of liberty.

RECENT

EVIDENCE SHOWS SHOWS DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENTS IN HUMAN WELL BEING

Numbers are powerful when debating a policy issue. Statistics inform effective analysis, interpretation, and storytelling of an issue. In this upcoming webinar about backing up arguments with data, the editor of HumanProgress.org and a senior policy analyst at the Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Marian Tupy, will discu...

READ MORE

THE DAVIDS WHO ARE DEFEATING THE BIG GOVERNMENT GOLIATH

Atlas Network has more than 475 partners in over 90 countries working diligently to lower barriers to freedom and prosperity. Their stories of successes and challenges are a reminder to not take freedom for granted, to be prepared to sacrifice for it, and to dream big about what can be accomplished for freedom – because big chan...

READ MORE

‘TWENTY-FIVE FOR ALL’ IN ITALY

Four and a half million Italians live in absolute poverty despite an intricate welfare system. The Italian tax system has impeded the Italian economy from achieving its full potential, says Istutito Bruno Leoni (IBL) – an Atlas Network partner organization based in Torino, Italy – which has put forth an ambitious reform proposal...

READ MORE

BLOGGING FOR ECONOMIC FREEDOM IN PUERTO RICO

The Centro para Renovación Económica, Crecimiento y Excelencia (CRECE) may be less than three years old, but it has made great strides this year toward establishing itself as a key proponent of Puerto Rico’s economic growth.

READ MORE

TAX FREEDOM DAY IN GREECE SLIDES TO 203 DAYS INTO THE YEAR

It took 203 days into 2017 for the nation of Greece to pay off its collective tax obligations to its government – a full 15 days later than it took in 2016, suggesting a greater and growing burden on taxpayers. July 23 marked the first day of the year that Greek people worked for themselves and not the state, meaning that since...

READ MORE

SNAPSHOTS FROM BRATISLAVA: EUROPE THINK TANK ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP 2017

Twenty participants from 17 think tanks in 10 countries from around Europe gathered in Bratislava, Slovakia, July 20-23, 2017, to participate in Atlas Network’s annual Think Tank Essentials Workshop in Europe. This course is part of Atlas Network’s robust coaching and training programs under Atlas Leadership Academy.

READ MORE

CIPS THINK TANK SHARK TANK-WINNING FOOD TRADE COURSE GOES LIVE

Launching on July 26, CIPS’s very first MOOC is a free, four-week online course for young Indonesians to learn about food trade from top economic experts, taking participants through valuable knowledge about how food trade works, and how Indonesia’s policies impact everyday lives — especially the low-income families who earn as...

READ MORE

FINLAND’S LIBERA FOUNDATION TAKES AIM AT BIG GOVERNMENT MONOPOLY

In Finland, the government holds high stakes in private organizations through generous public funding, often making the private organizations more concerned with the needs of the government than the people. A large source of the public funding is taken straight from the taxpayers through the state lottery and gaming system.

READ MORE

SUMMER UNION OPT-OUT SAVINGS FOR NEVADA TEACHERS

Each year, teachers in Nevada can opt out of union membership; however, the opportunity to opt out is constrained to a two-week period (July 1-15) in the middle of their summer vacation — a time when few teachers are actively thinking about school-related activities. The Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI) runs an annual cam...

READ MORE

AFRICAN STUDENTS FOR LIBERTY HELPS EDUCATE TOMORROW’S LEADERS IN BURUNDI

Burundi, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo all have a similar history of suppressive governments. The political leaders of the region do not allow the population to express themselves or work freely. Economic freedom and individual liberty are crucial in order for the African Great Lakes region to achieve prosperi...

READ MORE

REACHING THE NEXT GENERATION OF FREE THINKERS

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), an Atlas Network partner based in the United Kingdom, focuses its THINK Conference on reaching the next generation of free market proponents. First launched in 2015, THINK aims to provide a place for young people to come together, learn more and meet other students with a passion for econ...

READ MORE

PLANES, TRAINS, AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN MEXICO

The New International Airport for Mexico City (NAICM) is the second largest airport under construction worldwide, and the Mexico-Toluca Intercity Train is the first of its kind in Latin America. Mexico Evalua, an Atlas Network partner based in Mexico City, is attempting to bring accountability and transparency to the procurement...

READ MORE

BRINGING LOCAL VOICES TO “BEAR” IN BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT

Under the American Antiquities Act of 1906, U.S. presidents have the authority to set aside millions of acres of public land for historical purposes. When former President Barack Obama did just that in one of his last acts as president, he sparked a heated debate that would carry into the next presidency.

READ MORE

PRIVATIZATION OF HEALTHCARE IN INDIA PICKS UP STEAM

Private healthcare practices are picking up media attention in India as the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), an Atlas Network partner based in Kochi, released a study highlighting the preference of private healthcare institutions to public ones.

READ MORE

BULGARIANS CELEBRATE TAX FREEDOM DAY… 136 DAYS INTO THE YEAR

In 2011, Bulgarian citizens had to work 115 days before being able to pay off their taxes. This year, that number jumped to 136 days (May 16). Hundreds of Bulgarian taxpayers turned out for an event celebrating this year’s Tax Freedom Day. Celebrated in countries around the world, Tax Freedom Day marks the day that citizens have...

READ MORE

LIBERTARIAN “CLUB” LIBEK COULD SAVE NIGHTCLUBS IN SERBIA

There has been a lot of noise lately when it comes to regulating Serbian nightlife, especially in Belgrade, famous for its club scene. Citizen groups, political parties, and government entities have all proposed different regulations that ultimately are harming the industry. Atlas Network partner Libertarian Club Libek has propo...

READ MORE

WORKING TOGETHER TO PROTECT COMMON FREEDOM

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty (known simply as “Becket”) currently has an undefeated Supreme Court record and a 90 percent win rate in the lower courts. A public interest law firm that defends all faiths, Becket aims to change American law, and create equilibrium where the courts and the public accept religious activity...

READ MORE

A BILLION MINDS CAN SAVE THE WORLD

The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) held its inaugural FEEcon on June 13-15 in Atlanta, Ga. The conference was a major gathering of more than 750 freedom lovers with opportunities to network, participate in panel discussions, and work together to create solutions for breaking down the barriers to prosperity.

READ MORE

SAMRIDDHI WINS BIG FOR SMALL INDUSTRIES

In Nepal, small businesses make up 90 percent of the nation’s GDP. So when Nepalese group Samriddhi Foundation had the opportunity to lower the cost of doing business for entrepreneurs, they knew they had to act. According to research coordinator Akash Shrestha, Samriddhi has engaged extensively with the Nepal’s last three Minis...

READ MORE

BUILDING COMMUNITY IN CAMEROON’S INFORMAL JOB SECTOR

In Cameroon, the tax rate is so high and bureaucracy and corruption are so rampant that over 70 percent of small businesses operate in the informal sector. According to the World Bank’s Doing Business Report, the few small businesses that are formally recognized by Cameroon lose approximately 57 percent of their profits to taxes...

READ MORE

UPCOMING ATLAS NETWORK EVENTS