STRENGTHENING THE
WORLDWIDE FREEDOM
MOVEMENT

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.

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AUDITING ECONOMIC FREEDOM IN CÔTE D’IVOIRE

The Fraser Institute releases its Economic Freedom of the World Index annually, which ranks every country based on the degree to which each country’s policies and institutions support economic freedom. Audace Institut Afrique (AIA), an Atlas Network partner located in Côte d'Ivoire, recently ranked 132nd in the index. While thei...

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SMITH FELLOW SPOTLIGHT: LINDA KAVUKA

A recent alumna of the Smith Fellowship, Linda Kavuka, is African programs manager at Students For Liberty (Africa), a partner organization with coordinators located throughout Africa. She is based in Kenya and was one of the Cornerstone Talk presenters at Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner 2017, and she completed Atlas Network’s Sm...

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BOOK TRANSLATION PROMOTES PEACE, LOVE, AND LIBERTY IN AFGHANISTAN

Of the many positive benefits of liberty (increased commerce, economic prosperity, and personal freedom, to name a few), peace is often overlooked. The principles of liberty provide the framework for equality and civility wherever they are applied. The Afghanistan Economic and Legal Studies Organization (AELSO) understands the i...

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AEI ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT ROBERT DOAR

American Enterprise Institute, an Atlas Network partner, announced that Robert Doar will replace Arthur Brooks as its next president. Brooks has served as AEI’s president since 2009. Prior to that, he was a professor of business and government in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

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CAN THINK TANKS SUCCEED WHERE FOREIGN AID HAS FAILED?

In Ruhiira, Uganda, an international aid project once offered villagers $300,000 to grow maize instead of matoke, a banana-like starch. Maize, the aid experts reasoned, was better to farm because it is nutritious, drought-resistant, and produces high yields. The experts were right. At harvest time, the villagers found themselves...

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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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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.