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more than 450 free-market organizations in over 90 countries to the
ideas and resources needed to advance the cause of liberty.

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‘OPT OUT’ PROJECT INFORMS UNION MEMBERS OF THEIR RIGHTS

Public sector employees are pressured to join the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) once they gain employment. However, a 2014 Supreme Court decision (Harris v. Quinn) authorized Medicaid-compensated home healthcare and childcare providers in Washington, Oregon, and California to opt out of their union membership. Des...

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SMITH FELLOW SPOTLIGHT: SUSANA DONAIRE

A recent alumna of Atlas Network’s Smith Fellowship, Susana Donaire is the institutional development coordinator of México Evalúa, an Atlas Network partner organization based in Mexico City, Mexico. Atlas Network’s Leadership Academy’s program manager, Tarun Vats, recently caught up with Susana to discuss the challenges in Mexic...

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REFORM, NOT MINIMUM WAGE, THE PATH TO PROSPERITY IN SOUTH AFRICA

In May 2018, the South African government plans to introduce a national minimum wage, claiming it will provide much-needed assistance to low-income earners. Free Market Foundation (FMF), an Atlas Network partner based in Johannesburg, has been leading a national dialogue about the probable negative outcomes that a national minim...

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SNAPSHOTS FROM TTMBA AND TTLT 2017

Just before Atlas Network’s inspirational Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner, 55 think tank leaders from more than 25 countries came together in two separate trainings to refine their skills in leadership, fundraising, strategic planning, and more. Think Tank MBA took place in Fairfax, Va., Oct. 27-Nov. 6, and Think Tank Leadership...

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MEI’S NEW CURRENT AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT MAKING SIGNIFICANT POLITICAL IMPACT

The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), an Atlas Network partner based in Quebec, has traditionally released high-quality, research-heavy publications to promote free market solutions in Canada. While this method certainly has seen tremendous success in advocating for beneficial polices, MEI has recognized the potential of reachi...

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SUARAKEBEBASAN.ORG EXPANDS OUTREACH TO INDONESIA’S YOUNGER GENERATION

SuaraKebebasan.org is one of several online platforms in Atlas Network’s “In Many Languages” initiative. Its vision is to increase awareness among Indonesian youth about the value of freedom and to promote classical liberal thought within Indonesia. It educates Indonesian youth about the ideas of liberty through its news publica...

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USING CARTOONS TO DEBUNK THE MYTHS OF A POPULIST UTOPIA IN SLOVAKIA

Populist parties preaching nationalism and protectionism received over 8 percent of the total vote in Slovakia’s 2016 parliamentary elections. The majority of these votes came from the younger generation, participating in elections for the first time. This populist appeal stems from many of the false promises the parties have ma...

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TOP 10 PHOTOS FROM #LFFD17

Here are some of the best photos from this year's Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner — the most inspirational freedom event of the year! Special thanks to the Smith Family Foundation, John Templeton Foundation, Templeton Religion Trust, & the rest of our generous sponsors for making Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner possible.

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CONTEXT, CONTINUITY, AND TRUTH: THEORY, HISTORY, AND POLITICAL ECONOMY

It is a great honor for me to give the Liggio Lecture here at Atlas Network’s Liberty Forum. Leonard Liggio truly was the Ambassador of Liberty throughout his amazing career. He was also a great friend and mentor to many of us in this room. My first interactions with Leonard were through the Institute for Humane Studies in the e...

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CCS PAVES WAY FOR EASE OF DOING BUSINESS REFORM IN INDIA

The New Delhi-based Centre for Civil Society (CCS) has been recognized, for its work reducing barriers to prosperity and opportunity in India, as the winner of Atlas Network’s $50,000 Leveraging Indices for Free Enterprise Policy Reform (LIFE) Award. CCS has been driving a public dialogue on the improvement of India’s competitiv...

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SMITH FELLOW SPOTLIGHT: RAFAEL ACEVEDO

The Smith Fellowship, one of the hallmark programs of Atlas 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.

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TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD WINNERS & FINALISTS

Awarded since 2004, the Templeton Freedom Award is named for the late investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton. The award annually honors his legacy by identifying and recognizing the most exceptional and innovative contributions to the understanding of free enterprise, and the public policies that encourage prosperity, in...

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UPCOMING ATLAS NETWORK EVENTS

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The Prospects for Freedom in Ukraine

Wednesday, January 10

On Wed, January 10, Atlas Network will host a Global Policy Perspectives event featuring Andriy Shpakov, Executive Director of Easy Business, one of Atlas Network's partner organization in Ukraine.


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Asia Liberty Forum 2018

Saturday-Sunday, February 10 - 11

Join us for Atlas Network's 2018 Asia Liberty Forum in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event is co-hosted by the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies.


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Discover Yogyakarta Tour

Monday-Thursday, February 12 - 15

Join Atlas Network and CIPS for an exclusive tour of Yogykarta, a city on the Indonesian island of lava known for its traditional arts and cultural heritage.