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.

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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BEACON CENTER OF TENNESSEE CASE STUDY DESCRIBES TACKLING OF THE HALL TAX

For decades, Tennessee has claimed to be an income tax-free state, even passing a constitutional amendment banning taxes on income. And for decades, this has been a lie – the state has continually taxed income derived from savings, stocks, and bonds since 1929 through its grandfathered-in "Hall Tax." But last year Beacon Center...

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ANSWER TO GLOBAL POVERTY REQUIRES NEW THINKING

The big solution to global poverty is smaller than you think, but it requires a new philanthropic strategy to change the way we see ourselves and those we hope to help. Atlas Network's new strategy to help people lift themselves out of poverty involves locally grown solutions

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VISIO INSTITUT PUBLISHES ECONOMIC FREEDOM OF THE WORLD REPORT IN SLOVENIA

Two thousand copies of the 2017 Economic Freedom of the World Report have been translated into Slovenian and published by the Visio Institut, an Atlas Network partner based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, as part of the organization’s ongoing effort to highlight the importance of economic freedom. Along with the translated reports of 20...

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CARDINAL INSTITUTE MAKING STRIDES FOR SCHOOL CHOICE IN WEST VIRGINIA

The Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy, an Atlas Network partner based in West Virginia, has made significant progress in promoting school choice policy in the state. With numerous appearances in local and out-of-state media, and policy support from West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, the Cardinal Institute has helped p...

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SMITH FELLOW SPOTLIGHT: ANDRIY SHPAKOV

The Smith Fellowship, one of the hallmark programs of Atlas Network’s Leadership Academy, brings up-and-coming leaders from around the world to Washington, D.C., where they receive varied training in marketing, fundraising, management, and other relevant skills needed for getting nascent think tanks off the ground. A recent alum...

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ECPPS REINFORCES PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS IN EGYPT THROUGH POLICY CHANGES

The Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies (ECPPS), an Atlas Network partner based in Cairo, Egypt, has seen success in its efforts to promote free markets and private property rights in Egypt. With initiatives such as the digitization of land records for ease of access, the development of a mobile app to assist entrepreneurs...

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SNAPSHOTS FROM JAKARTA: LESSONS IN EFFECTIVE FUNDRAISING IN ASIA 2018

Nineteen participants from 13 countries from around Asia gathered in Jakarta, Indonesia, from February 7-9, 2018, to participate in Atlas Network’s Lessons in Effective Fundraising in Asia. This course is part of Atlas Network’s robust coaching and training programs under Atlas Network’s Leadership Academy.

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STAND WITH JANUS TO GIVE CHOICE IN FORCED UNION MEMBERSHIP

Across the United States, millions of government workers are forced to pay money to a government union as a condition of employment. These workers have no choice in the matter. In 22 states, government unions have the power to force every public sector employee to fund their lobbying and political advocacy, even if these workers...

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‘BIG SACRIFICES, BIG DREAMS: ENDING AMERICA’S BIGOTED EDUCATION LAWS’

The Boston-based Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research has produced a documentary exploring legal impediments to educational opportunity both in Massachusetts and around the country. The documentary, titled “Big Sacrifices, Big Dreams: Ending America’s Bigoted Education Laws,” features four families impacted by laws prohi...

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THE FATAL CONCEIT OF AID REFORMERS

There is growing consensus from experts and practitioners that international aid needs dramatic change in order to become more effective, more transparent, and less vulnerable to criticisms of waste, corruption, and even net harm.

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IRELAND, ICELAND, SWITZERLAND TOP NEW WORLD INDEX ON VOTERS’ FREEDOM

The Foundation for the Advancement of Liberty (Fundación para el Avance de la Libertad, or Fundalib), an Atlas Network partner based in Madrid, Spain, has launched the first edition of its World Electoral Freedom Index (WEFI). In collaboration with Chile’s Universidad Autónoma, this study measures electoral freedom in 198 countr...

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INDIGENOUS ENTREPRENEURS THRIVE IN CHILE

For decades, the Mapuche indigenous community has been at war with the Chilean state. When the region of Araucanía was annexed by Chile in the 19th century, Mapuche lands were expropriated by the state. Venancio Coñuepan – founder and executive director of Fundación Chile Intercultural, an Atlas Network partner based in Temuco,...

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ATLAS NETWORK HIRES DR. LYALL SWIM AS NEW DIRECTOR OF TRAINING

Atlas Network is excited to announce that Dr. Lyall Swim joined the organization this January as Director of Training. In Dr. Swim’s role he will lead and manage the growth of Atlas Network’s robust suite of training and leadership development opportunities for our more than 475 partners in over 90 countries.

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LATIN AMERICAN ‘FREEDOM UNIVERSITY’ TRAVELS TO BOLIVIA

Since 2008, the Instituto Político para la Libertad Perú (Political Institute for Freedom Peru or IPL) has organized and hosted an annual leadership training program for exceptional youth leaders committed to democracy and basic freedoms, originally focused only on Peru but having since expanded to encompass Latin America more b...

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